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Grandes Complications

J12 tourbillon

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.
WATER-RESISTANCE 50 meters.
DIAMETER 38 mm.