Chanel are the leaders of luxury fashion watches in my opinion. I have said it many times, this is the only fashion brand that I actually respect.
Recently, Chanel have released the NEW J12 G10. This is a 33 mm watch with a quartz calibre movement available in black, white and grey ceramic. The dials, in black, grey or white, feature diamond markers.
So what makes these new J12 watches so special? Well, they are all equipped on fanciful crocodile NATO Straps. Generally NATO Straps are made out of some sort of nylon fabric which make a watch casual yet sophisticated. In the case of the House of Chanel, they have taken the NATO Strap to the next level by not only making them out of crocodile but also encrusting the metal keepers in diamonds. The NATO straps, done in alligator leather, feature 18kt white gold or stainless steel metal parts set with brillian-cut diamonds.
This is a great in between look for those who find the rubber strap too casual and the ceramic bracelet over the top. I wish they would also make this NEW Nato Strap available without the diamonds on the keepers for those who want something refined without screaming look at me!