Grandes Complications

J12 Flying Tourbillon

The Flying Tourbillon Grande Complication, styled as a comet - symbolic motif favored by Mademoiselle Chanel - is the quietly ticking, near-hidden heart of this J12 watch. The upper bridge has been removed from the carriage to give the comet an impression of weightless rotation.

Movement designed exclusively for CHANEL by Renaud & Papi (APRP SA)

Mechanical movement with manual winding.
Power reserve: 40-hours
Number of parts: 225
Parts chamfered, drawn and circular-grained by hand
Number of jewels: 18
Flying Tourbillon: 73 parts - carriage mass 0.432 g
Frequency: 21,600 vibrations/hour (3 Hz)
Motor unit: 1 fixed-clamp barrel
Spring torque: 720 g.mm
"Customized" rectangular bottom plate
Anti-shock system on the balance
Variable-inertia balance

J12 Flying Tourbillon
Limited to 50 pieces

BEZEL 18K White Gold
CASE Black high-tech ceramic
CRYSTAL Sapphire crystal with colorless anti-reflective coating
DIAL Black onyx and 301 brilliant-cut diamonds (~ 1.42 ct)
HANDS 18K White Gold
COMÈTE TOURBILLON Comet set with 49 brilliant-cut diamonds
CROWN 18K White Gold set with one brilliant-cut diamond
CASE BACK 18K White Gold
STRAP Black Alligator leather strap or black satin
CLASP Double folding buckle in 18K White Gold set with 30 brilliant-cut diamonds
WATER 50 meters