Chanel Horlogerie unveils its latest luxury timepiece, the J12 Moonphase, in Bangkok. Inspired by the night sky, the new Moonphase models come a decade after the release of the first J12. The watch was originally launched as a small collection of timepieces in high-tech black and white ceramic, and Chanel has stayed true to its monochrome roots with the J12 Moonphase.
The J12 Moonphase indicates the phase of the Moon on a sparkling midnight blue aventurine disc, which is encircled by brilliant cut diamonds.
The new models see Chanel's watchmakers combining state-of-the-art craftsmanship with sophisticated style that takes us on a journey through space, between comets and celestial bodies by adding another technical complication to the device _ a small dial displaying the different phases of the Moon: New Moon, first quarter, Full Moon and the last quarter. Unlike classic watches where the phases appear through an aperture, those of the J12 Moonphase are displayed on a deep-blue aventurine disc. Positioned at 6 o'clock, the disc features the four main phases of the Moon and is adorned with a little serpentine hand in polished steel. The date is indicated by a central hand poetically tipped with the shape of a crescent Moon.
The 38mm J12 Moonphase watch's bezel, either set with diamonds or in high-tech ceramic, has become thinner offering a wide dial featuring satin and guilloche finishes in the purest watchmaking tradition. The iconic timepiece is available in black or white high-tech ceramic, a highly scratch-resistant material. Chanel is also offering the J12 Moonphase with a diamond-set bezel and producing two further models in white gold and titanium ceramic, inlaid with 554 or 696 baguette-diamonds.
Equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement and exclusive Dubois Depraz moonphase module with hands and date, the J12 Moonphase has a 42-hour power reserve and is water resistant to 100m (plus another 50m for models with diamond-set bezel).
For more information, call Chanel (Thailand) on 02-648-5980 or 02-648-5982.
Trocadero Group, the exclusive distributor of high-quality timepieces in Thailand, introduces the new "W" watch series from Issey Miyake.
This chronograph was created through a collaboration with the renowned Japanese car and product designer, Satoshi Wada, who has worked for Audi in Germany. Wada has designed several popular models including the Audi A5 which is acclaimed as "the world's most beautiful coupe".
With details inspired by car design, the W watch is also set to "reflect a minimalist mind characteristic of Japanese traditional art", explained the Japanese designer. The solid watch case makes reference to the wheel of a car, while the hour markers set between the case and an inner stainless-steel ring resemble a tyre. The face features gauge-like details with three chronograph dials and long slim hands that replicate speed dials found in cars. It also has a smart-designed date function at the 3 o'clock position. Two new colour models feature a cool blue second hand on a white dial and a pure white second hand on an orange dial.