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Pre-Watches and Wonders: Chanel J12 Electro
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Pre-Watches and Wonders: Chanel J12 Electro

Tuesday, 23 March 2021
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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The Maison presents its capsule collection Chanel Electro, with graphic codes borrowed from Electro culture.

In the 1990s, this music genre offered a radically original reflection of the night-time world and ambience within which it developed. Electronic music moved beyond the bounds of music to generate an authentic aesthetic culture. Performance became all-encompassing, a sensory, graphic experience that transcended sound. Inseparable from the venues where it evolved, Electro culture developed into a fully-fledged artistic genre. At the heart of this narrative lies the confrontation between black and white and color. Color lights up white. Deep black intensifies color. “I conceived this capsule collection like a performance program, inviting our classics to take turns on this stage and to draw inspiration from the codes of this world,” explains Arnaud Chastaingt, Director of the Fine Watchmaking Creation Studio. The J12 Electro edition is presented in four initial Fine Watchmaking creations.

J12 Electro Box

A black lacquer box opens to reveal a polyptych of twelve J12s. The composition vibrates to the rhythm of a 12-beat gradation of color. An inseparable ensemble forming a unique creation, the J12 Electro Box is a concept imagined as a “performance”.

J12 Electro Dream

The J12 Electro Dream, available in 2 versions in black and white ceramic, merges these 12 colors in an unbroken circular gradation of sapphires that gleam on the bezel. This color palette is echoed on the dial by 12 baguette-cut indicators.

J12 Electro Dream white © Chanel
J12 Electro Dream white © Chanel
J12 Electro Star

While the J12 Electro Star may appear to be illumined solely by the éclat of baguette-cut diamonds, its lines are braided along their length and circle the wrist with sapphires in a variety of hues. Finished in black, the Calibre 12.1 with which this watch is fitted boasts a weight that is also set with a circular gradation of colored sapphires.

J12 Electro Star © Chanel
J12 Electro Star © Chanel
J12 Xray Electro Caliber 3.1

Fitted with the Calibre 3.1, the J12 X-RAY has 12 baguette-cut sapphires indicating the hours with points of color. This gradation of shades echoes the exquisite refinement of the bezel, which for this occasion forsakes diamonds in favor of the color spectrum of 58 sapphires. A numbered limited edition of 12.

J12 Xray Electro Caliber 3.1 © Chanel
J12 Xray Electro Caliber 3.1 © Chanel
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