Each spring, the luxury brand Chanel updates its watch collections with a number of new timepieces. The new modern watch releases mark the start of a notable horological chapter: each of these timepieces with a unique design and sophisticated details point to the future of contemporary fine-watch design.
It’s a beautiful piece of mechanical engineering that features an openwork movement at the back that is handsomely designed. Also, this Chanel timepiece brings a much-needed soupçon of humor, a cheeky flash of glamour, and a witty inversion of the gold carriage clock design, traditionally presented to frazzled business executives on their retirement.
As a classic symbol of the contemporary design that Chanel is bringing to 21st-century women’s watch design, this timepiece highlights the futuristic feel of the bracelet watch with a diamond-set code motif.
Produced in a limited editionof 12, the X-Ray is a near-impossible feat of engineering, made almost entirely of sapphire crystal, excepting the buckle, white-gold bezel, and diamond dial-markers. The modern watchdial is milled from sapphire crystal, set with baguette-diamond hour markers. An authentic craftsmanship masterpiece by Chanel!
Chanel J12 X-Ray, with sapphire case and white-gold bezel set with 46 baguette-cut diamonds. 18K white gold crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~0.17 carat). Sapphire dial set with 12 baguette-cut diamond indicators (~0.38 carat). 18K white gold hands. Sapphire bracelet with 18K J-12 X-ray dial and movement pic.