The first ceramic Grande Complication in the watchmaking world in 2005, the ceramic and white gold J12 Tourbillon is the perfect blend of the J12's high technology concept and a watchmaking complication that is among the most difficult to manufacture and the most respected by connoisseurs.
The CHANEL 05-T2 Tourbillon movement is a blend of watchmaking tradition and the high technology of CHANEL's Swiss workshops. Each of its 52 components is rhodium-plated and fashioned by the finest craftsmen.
Beyond its sheer technical prowess, the J12 Tourbillon is also a world first.
Graphically, its design is like no other. The central section, mobile and transparent, known as the "superior tourbillon cage" drives the Tourbillon J12 through one revolution a minute.
Technically, this constitutes a minor revolution, as this is the first time the bottom plate, which serves to support the movement, is made of high-tech ceramic, with a 1/100 accuracy, never before achieved in this material. Clearly visible through the crystal glass case-back, this unprecedented bottom plate adorns the movement, giving it an ultra-contemporary look.
Numbered limited edition of 12 pieces.
|CASE||18K white gold and white high-tech ceramic.|
|MOVEMENT||Manufacture movement with manual-winding, Tourbillon CHANEL 05-T2 on white high-tech ceramic bottom plate (a CHANEL exclusive). 17 jewels, 21,600 vibrations/hour. Power reserve: 100 hours|
|BEZEL||18K white gold and 46 baguette-cut diamonds (~ 4.55 carat).|
|CRYSTAL||Crystal with anti-reflective coating.|
|CASEBACK||18K white gold, sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating.|
|CROWN||Screw-down crown with brilliant-cut diamond.|
|BRACELET||White high-tech ceramic.|
|CLASP||CHANEL-patented triple folding buckle in 18K white gold.|