Think J12 and the next in all probability involves thoughts. Iconic, sporty and all that beautiful high-tech ceramic. But that’s about it actually. It’s been worn by a myriad of celebrities, it’s its personal mannequin in advert campaigns, it’s even widespread with each girls and boys, however past that, I knew zilch about what actually makes a J12 a J12.
Which led me on a private quest of kinds to search out out extra about this timepiece, one which I actually have been drawn to for the longest time (it’s, in any case, one of many three timepieces that’s nonetheless floating on my want listing). And as a result of solely by actually understanding how and what it’s all about inside and outside is the one approach I’ll be capable of admire it much more, right here’s half 1 of a two-part put up since I’d somewhat not overwhelm you on my first try.
Without additional ado, right here goes.
#1 – For starters, not many know that white wasn’t even the primary color the J12 was launched in; it was black, and that got here out in 2000. I’d have assumed in any other case, for the reason that one in white high-tech ceramic has grow to be the de facto face of the J12. In fact, the white one (which we’re all definitely extra aware of), got here out three years later in 2003. #mindblown
#2 – Although it’s widespread with the women at present, it was created by a person who was looking for to make a watch that he himself would put on. The watch’s face is impressed by the speedometers you see on nautical vessels. Its identify (J12) isn’t a reference to Coco Chanel or something linked to her previous; J is reference to the J-class yachts that race in crusing competitions just like the America’s Cup. The 12? It’s the size of the yacht in metres used on this class, thus, the J12. #mindblown
#three – Used extra generally in knifes, physique armour and even area shuttle capsules, Chanel wasn’t the primary to make use of the usage of high-tech ceramics, however they have been those who refined it to the very best diploma, a lustrous high-shine materials that’s non-porous and retains its color constant. It gained’t fade, or ‘yellow’ for that matter, and it’s stated that J12 watches made a few years in the past look precisely just like the model new ones you’ll see displayed inside the glass circumstances in Chanel boutiques at present. Which is saying loads so far as longevity is worried, proper? #mindblown
Stay tuned for half 2 subsequent week, and if anybody has any questions relating to the J12, simply drop a remark right here and let me do the analysis for you. And I’ll be proper again with the second half in every week or so.