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J12 X-Ray

Chanel 2020

Unisex

In 2000 Chanel launched the J12, a timepiece that would soon be hailed as the twenty-first century's first iconic watch and which this year celebrates its twentieth anniversary. Last year, ahead of this milestone, the brand introduced a subtle revamp, making almost imperceptible updates that gave the J12 a new appearance while preserving its much-loved identity. This year the J12 returns as the J12 X-Ray, a limited edition of 12, fitted with a specially skeletonised version of the Calibre 3.1 in-house movement. Entirely transparent, the X-Ray is cloaked in sapphire from case to bracelet to dial. Even the mainplate, minute track bridge and the bridge for the geartrain are sapphire. A technical tour de force as well as a world-first. Adding brilliance to transparency are the baguette diamonds that garnish the bezel, the diamond hour markers on the dial, and the diamond set in the crown.

Function

  • Function
    Hours, Minutes

Movement

  • Movement name
    3.1
  • Energy supply
    Manual-winding
  • N° of components
    158
  • N° of jewels
    21
  • Power reserve
    55 hours
  • Vibrations
    28800
  • Form
    Round
  • Height/thickness
    6.77 mm
  • Diameter
    29.35 mm

Case

  • Form
    Round
  • Material
    Sapphire
  • Diameter
    38.00 mm
  • Back
    Sapphire
  • Water-resistance
    30 m

Dial

  • Material
    Sapphire and diamonds

Strap

  • Material
    Sapphire
  • Fastening
    Folding clasp

Artistic crafts

  • Type of stones
    Diamonds
  • N° of stones
    93 Units
  • Carat weight
    7,97
  • Type of artistic crafts
    Gem-setting

Characteristics

  • Limited/numbered edition
    12