Chanel flies us to the moon with the new J12 Moonphase
|The J12 Moonphase – shot with my Leica|
What if Chanel plucked the moon from the skies ? This is how Chanel introduced its new watch collection yesterday : the J12 Moonphase. After celebrating the 10th anniversary of the J12 White sooner this year, and recently dedicating a pop-up store to the Première watch, Chanel once again demonstrates its unparalleled creativity in watchmaking.
|The J12 Moonphase collection|
With the Moonphase, Chanel succeeds in re-inventing the J12 – the first watch icon of the 21st century that transformed high-tech ceramic into a precious material – in quite a poetic way… With the Moonphase, Chanel’s emblematic J12 goes higher up into deep space, to the heart of a swarm of comets, and onwards to the moon star : a journey combining technical excellence and highly refined design, giving birth to a moon phase watch.
|I got to try the Chanel J12 Moonphase: bezel set with 54 diamonds (~1.42ct), opaline
guilloché dial set with 63 diamonds (~0.34 ct) and an aventurine counter
Shot with my Leica
|Close up on the J12 Moonphase counter in aventurine|
Sparkling like a summer night – to keep the poetry on – the disc features the four main phases of the moon and is adorned with a little serpentine hand in polished steel. A subtle distinction, the date is indicated by a central hand poetically tipped with the shape of a crescent moon…
|The J12 Moonphase in 18K white gold, with 696 baguette-cut diamonds (~42.45cts)|
|The J12 Moonphase in black high tech ceramic. Bezel set
with 54 diamonds (~1.42ct), black
guilloché dial set with 63 diamonds
(~0.34 ct) and an aventurine counter