Haute Horlogerie

J12 Intense Black

The fire smouldering in the earth created diamonds from the very beginning of time.
Man's fire created ceramic, a precious material from our technological golden age. CHANEL processes this treasured stone with techniques until now reserved for only the most precious gems. Diamonds, coloured stones and ceramic: all require the same precise craftsmanship on the same workshop tables. For the first time in the world, the same respect and cutting techniques are being used to craft these 724 grains of black light into baguette cuts: high-tech ceramic reflects the challenge of a new luminosity.

CHANEL decided to enhance this J12 with a self-winding three-hand Haute Horlogerie movement CHANEL – AP 3125 in partnership with AUDEMARS PIGUET, one of the most prestigious Swiss watchmakers. Out of the fusion of the AP 3120 movement and J12 high-tech ceramic comes the 3125 movement, with its balance bridge and black high-tech ceramic clad rotor, both redesigned by CHANEL.

  • 724 baguette-cut high-tech ceramic.
  • Requires 200 hours to set.
  • Edition limited and numbered to 5 pieces.

724 black high-tech ceramic baguettes.Require 200 hours to set. Edition limited to 5 numbered pieces.

CASE 18K gold and black high-tech ceramic.
MOVEMENT AUDEMARS PIGUET self-winding movement, exclusively personalised for CHANEL: CHANEL - AP 3125 (40 jewels ; 21,600 vibrations/hour). Rotor in black high-tech ceramic and 22K rhodium-plated yellow gold mounted on high-tech ceramic ball bearings.
Balance with variable inertia moment with eight counterweights.
60-hour power reserve.
CASE 18K white gold and black high-tech ceramic.
CRYSTAL Sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
CASEBACK 18k gold, with colourless dual-face sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
CROWN Black high-tech ceramic, ogival type screw-down crown.
CASE 18K white gold and black high-tech ceramic.
CLASP CHANEL-patented triple folding buckle in 18K white gold.