French fashion house Chanel is responsible for making white and black ceramic unisex watches iconic and desirable with the launch of the J12 watch in 1999.
Chanel is one of the only fashion houses I respect when it comes to watches because they are independent and have complete control and autonomy.
The Chanel J12 has become a status symbol for women and men alike almost as much the handbags and couture fashion that they are famous for.
Over the last 14 years, The Chanel J12 has evolved and grown from a black and white ceramic watch into its own respected brand within the Chanel Family and watch industry.
This year, Chanel have decided to introduce the J12 in a moon phase complication. This watch is 38 mm, automatic self- winding movement and available in black or white ceramic.
When I first saw it, I wanted to reject it because you don’t traditionally see a sports watch with moon phase complication, but as my eyes adjusted, I quickly realized, this was a nice addition to the Chanel J12 collection.
The moon phase is located at the six o’clock position on a contrasting blue disc with a serpentine hand in polished steel. This disc is quite large, cutting off the numbers 5,6 and 7, but the contrast and legibility are so nicely done that I am wiling to let that go.
The rest is pretty much the same in typical Chanel J12 fashion, with water resistance to 100 meters, scratch resistant sapphire crystal and the bezel is available in ceramic or with diamonds.
Case- 38 mm black or white ceramic
Movement – Swiss automatic with 42 hour
power reserve and moon phase complication.
Moon phase -Displayed
on a deep-blue Aventurine disc with a serpentine hand in polished steel.
Bracelet- available in black or white ceramic with steel triple folding buckle.
Water Resistant- 100 meters