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 of 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.

You can see the time in the digital display located between 5 o’clock and 6 o’clock on the watch dial during this time. The dial 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 a 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 pearl mother is made from circular-grained steel made in black ceramic and spots a “Clou de Paris” pattern in 18-carat gold. The strap has 46 black ceramic linked hinges with a CHANEL-patented three-part folding buckle in 18-carat gold. The watch has water resistance up to 30meters

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