Chanel’s Rétrograde Mystérieuse J12 to commemorate its tenth anniversary


Some chronographs pass the test of time and emerge as evergreen even after a passage on ten years. But some changes are inevitable. So after the jet-black Chanel J12 was launched in 2000, ten years on, a new model will be out to celebrate its successful 10 years. With the help of Guilio Papi, a new face of limited edition Rétrograde Mystérieuse J12 watches with an even more complicated mechanism. These watches will be available as 10 limited edition pieces each in 18 carat gold and 18 carat pink gold. Laced with a tourbillon movement, the hands will run in the reverse direction between the 10 and 20 minutes each hour only to come back to its position after 10 minutes.

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During this time, you can see the time in the digital display located between 5 o’clock and 6 o’clock on the watch dial. The dial itself is 47 mm in diameter made in black ceramic with an 18 carat gold bezel spotting ceramic inserts for hour-markers. The hands are Pierced skeletons in 18 carat gold. The case is made of dual-face crystal having an anti-reflective coating and a similar sapphire back case. The movement used is the CHANEL Calibre RMT-10, designed exclusively for Chanel by Renaud et Papi (APRP SA). The crown on the mother of pearl is made from circular-grained steel made in black ceramic and spots a “Clou de Paris” pattern in 18 carat gold. The strap is has 46 black ceramic l inked hindges with a CHANEL-patented three-part folding buckle in 18 carat gold. The watch has water resistance up to 30meters
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