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.

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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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