The capsule collection Chanel Electro borrows graphic codes from Electro cultureThe J12 Electro edition is presented in four initial Fine Watchmaking creations. Share
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.
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.
Technical Specifications – Limited edition of 55 pieces. White highly resistant ceramic and 18K white gold case. Sapphire caseback. 18K white gold fixed bezel set with 46 baguette-cut rainbow sapphires (~6.47 carats). 18K white gold non screw-down crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~0.14 carat). White-lacquered dial set with 12 baguette-cut rainbow sapphires (~0.47 carat). White highly resistant ceramic bracelet with 18K white gold triple-folding buckle. Caliber 12.1: self-winding Manufacture movement, chronometer-certified by the COSC*, black oscillating weight. Power reserve: ~70 hours. Water-resistance: 50 meters. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds. Diameter: 38 mm. Diamond: 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~0.14 carat). Sapphires: 58 baguette-cut sapphires (~6.94 carats). *Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute
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.
Technical Specifications – Numbered and limited to 12 pieces. 18K white gold case set with 22 baguette-cut diamonds (~0.96 carat) and 51 baguette-cut rainbow sapphires (~3.26 carats). 18K white gold fixed bezel set with 46 baguette- cut diamonds (~3.90 carats). 18K white gold non screw-down crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~0.10 carat). 18K white gold dial set with 168 baguette-cut diamonds (~2.75 carats). 18K white gold bracelet set with 386 baguette- cut diamonds (~18.45 carats) and 180 baguette- cut rainbow sapphires (~7.05 carats) with triple- folding buckle. High precision quartz movement. Water-resistance: 50 meters. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds. Diameter: 33 mm. Diamonds: 622 baguette-cut diamonds (~26.06 carats) and 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~0.10 carat). Sapphires: 231 baguette-cut sapphires (~10.31 carats).
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.
Technical Specifications – Sapphire and 18K white gold case. 18K white gold fixed bezel set with 46 baguette-cut rainbow sapphires (~6.46 carats). 18K white gold non screw-down crown set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~0.17 carat). Sapphire dial set with 12 baguette-cut rainbow sapphire indicators (~0.48 carat). Sapphire bracelet with two links set with 34 baguette-cut diamonds (~1.96 carat) and 18K white gold triple-folding buckle. Caliber 3.1: in-house Manufacture movement with manual winding with the minute counter bridge, the baseplate and the cogwheel bridge in sapphire. Power reserve: ~55 hours. Water-resistance: 30 meters. Functions: hours, minutes. Diameter: 38 mm. Diamonds: 34 baguette-cut diamonds (~1.96 carat) and 1 brilliant-cut diamond (~0.17 carat). Sapphires: 58 baguette-cut sapphires (~6.94 carats).
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”.
Première Electro Box
Première Electro Box presents a graphic polyptych of 7 watches arranged to create an ultra-vivid color field. An intense contrast between the depth of the black and the neon colors of the leather straps that encircle the wrist. An ode to color and a promise of an easy, relaxed look for every day of the week.