The award-winning J12 watch celebrates her 20th anniversary this year, and there’s no better way to commemorate this momentous occasion than having exclusive versions launched specially to mark the anniversary, such as the J12-20 which was covered back in June 2020, as well as the all-new J12 Paradoxe. As the name suggests, the watch transcends the very definition of monochromatic codes, combining two signature colours (black and white) into one groundbreaking creation. The result is achieved using a complex process that involves fusing two ceramic cases, creating one perfectly solid piece that’s remarkable from a visual and technical point of view.
The J12 watch has been continuously updated and enhanced over the years, with 2020’s rendition coming in an enhanced dial that’s slightly larger, with a refined bezel crown that translates to a better look (and feel) overall. For extra legibility, the numerals now come in ceramic, giving it an extra pop under low light conditions.
And if you’re wondering, yes, the J12 Paradoxe will come with all the updated enhancements, along with the Calibre 12.1 self-winding movement that’s manufactured exclusively for Chanel. Other features include staying water resistant up to 50 metres and the 70-hour power reserve ensures that the watch will continue to run even if you switch it out to a dressier watch (like the Première, for example) over the weekend.
Above all, the J12 Paradoxe is made from highly resistant ceramic that allows it to stay free from scratches, strengthened even further with a white and black-varnished sapphire bezel that keeps the watch looking pristine over time. Even the steel screw-down crown comes in the highly resistant ceramic cabochon, complete with the white ceramic bracelet that encases the triple-folding steel buckle.
Available in a single 38 mm size, the J12 Paradoxe (SGD11,800) officially launched in boutiques from 1 September 2020, and you will be able to find it at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Shopping Centre. It is not often that you find a watch that’s both a work of art and a technical masterpiece in an easy-to-wear format that’s perfect for the everyday. Which is in itself a complete paradox.