Chanel : Black and white show

J12 Tourbillon Volant Squelette
Case : matt black ceramic, white gold bezel, crown set with a diamond, titanium back Diameter : 38mm Movement : mechanical hand-wound, tourbillon, 40h power reserve Functions : hours, minutes Dial : openworked, black, 180 brilliant-cut diamonds Bracelet : matt black ceramic, titanium triple folding clasp Water resistance : 50m Limited series : 20

Pursuing its fruitful collaboration with the Manufacture de Haute Horlogerie Renaud et Papi, Chanel presents its new J12 Tourbillon Volant in a Skeleton version. The openworked movement is clearly visible in the upper part of the dial through a window with a pleasing cut-out forming a figure 8 with the signature Chanel-type tourbillon carriage. It bears a splendid comet, borrowed from the symbolic world of the famous Mademoiselle, which naturally spins on its axis in all its radiant glory. The face of the watch as a whole gives an extremely refined black-and-white performance based on subtly differentiated matt or shiny finishes and on the sparkle of the diamonds: 49 on the tourbillon, 36 on the surrounding ring, 21 on the hands and 74 on the inner bezel framing the dial. The black ceramic case and bracelet of the J12 set the perfect finishing touch to this remarkable kinetic show.

Journaliste experte en horlogerie, Marie présente des nouveautés et s’occupe de la rubrique 12e Art (l’art de la mesure du temps), qui établit un parallèle avec les arts classiques.

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