Chanel’s J12 watch revolutionized the standards of watches for women, combining technical sophistication with the allure of modern design. The J12 has evolved into a classic watchmaking icon of the twenty-first century.
Since its arrival twenty years ago, the J12 has drawn its inspiration from Chanel’s drive to shake up the codes by combining a daring artistic approach with superlative technical finesse. The J12 watch transformed ceramic into a precious material, and rewrote two hundred years of watchmaking with the innovative brilliance of its design.
A text by noted watch connoisseur Nicholas Foulkes explores the extraordinary conception, execution and history of the Chanel J12. Enhanced by a strikingly original selection of fine photographs, this volume celebrates twenty years of the most beautiful and technically refined watches ever worn on the wrist.
Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni is the author of numerous books, including Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent and After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. She was the European editor for Harper’s Bazaar from 1999 to 2004, after serving as a staff member and journalist at Women’s Wear Daily and W magazine. She lives in Paris.