Haute Horlogerie

The J12 intense black

The fire smoldering 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, colored 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 AP3120 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.

* High technology

CASE 18K yellow gold and black high-tech ceramic.
MOVEMENT AUDEMARS PIGUET self-winding movement, exclusively personalized 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.
BEZEL 18K white gold and baguette-cut black high-tech ceramic.
CRYSTAL Sapphire watch crystal with anti-reflective coating.
CASEBACK 18K white gold, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.
CROWN Black high-tech ceramic, type ogive crown.
BRACELET 18K yellow gold and black high-tech ceramic.
CLASP CHANEL-patented triple folding buckle in 18K white gold.

* High technology