Chanel J12, Eternal Moment

In 2000, CHANEL revolutionized the codes of traditional watchmaking with the J12, the first round black ceramic watch in history.
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Inspired by the silhouettes of the America's Cup sailboats, Jacques Helleu, then artistic director of perfumes, beauty products, watchmaking and jewelry at CHANEL, invents an original timepiece in which technique is exclusively used elegant, racy design. Unforgettable.

By transforming ceramics into a precious material, the J12 sets new standards for luxury sports watches and becomes the first watch icon of the 21st century. Richly illustrated, this work by Nicholas Foulkes retraces the fabulous fate of the J12 and celebrates the twentieth anniversary of a watch that embodies CHANEL's unique and avant-garde vision in the watchmaking world.

Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Technical details: Hardcover, 23 x 32.5 cm, 160 pages, 150 illustrations, 9780500023945
Public sale price: € 80.00
Publication dates:
France: early January - distributed by Interart Paris
United States: January 19
UK: January 28
China (English edition): release date in Hong Kong late January / early February


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