Replica watches: Gold is yellow, pink, white, and sometimes even has a blue tint. Platinum is pale gray in color with a Nordic glow. Steel comes in a deeper gray color with a vivid glow. However, there is no alloy or mineral in nature that is white, pure and intense white.
As a result, white had become almost taboo in “royal” watchmaking. That was associated only with low-cost materials and limited to small ephemeral seasonal fake watches uk. In a word, white was only for fashion.
This was so, until…
… Until 2003, when Chanel replica watches presented its already famous J12 dressed in bright white. (He was born black in the year 2000.) Chanel? A white sports watch from Chanel replica watches? The watchmaking community could not believe the audacity of what they were seeing. However, the public ultimately decided.
What watch experts did not understand was the magic of ceramics. More precisely, they did not understand the magic of the “white” color that came from a material born about 30,000 years ago, during the Paleolithic era. The oldest art known to man, pottery was discovered long before glassmaking and metallurgy. Therefore, it can be considered a “noble” material in all senses of the word.
It is also a material that, in the 21st century, has gained a reputation for high technology and sophistication, with its many applications in the aerospace and medical industries.
This “technical ceramic”, as it is also called, produces a material with a low density and therefore light, but which has a much higher hardness factor than steel (only sapphire and diamond are harder). It is also resistant to the most intense thermal shocks and to the most aggressive and corrosive chemical products. It is a material that does not age, is highly resistant to scratches, has insulating properties and is biocompatible.
Even beyond these exceptional features, ceramic is incredibly sensual and absorbs body heat. A comfortable material with a silky touch, the subtle and unique inner light that ceramics evokes – if we were to find such a material – is the essence of ivory.
In the year 2003, against all odds, the pure and impeccably white Chanel replica watches J12 in high-tech ceramic would become a new aesthetic standard in watchmaking. From that moment, white became one of the noble colors in the measure of time.
Two years later, in 2005, Chanel struck again with a watch that would firmly establish the reputation of this noble material. With its white ceramic J12 Tourbillon, Chanel replica watches took its first steps into the sacred circle of haute horlogerie. Chanel made the tourbillon appear in this high-tech material for the first time. Even more impressive, however, is that the watch’s main plate—only 12 in the limited series—is also a Chanel watch in white ceramic.
It was a technical revolution that produced the first complication mounted on a 2mm thick ceramic plate, machined to a tolerance of 1/100th of a millimeter, and visible on the back of the watch through a transparent sapphire crystal. It was also an aesthetic revolution that combined, for the first time, the complexity of a tourbillon and the mysterious silky shine of white ceramic. With its bracelet, also carved from this light material, as versatile as it is resistant and timeless, the J12 Tourbillon would reconcile the demands of mechanical watchmaking with great wearing comfort.
Limited and numbered edition of 12 watches.
18-carat white gold and high-tech white ceramic*. Manual winding movement, Tourbillon CHANEL 05-T2 on a high-tech white ceramic plate (a Chanel exclusive). Power reserve: 100 hours. 21,600 vibrations per hour. 10½ line gauge. Movement height: 5.3 mm. Lace measurement: 28.50 mm. 17 sapphires. Number of components: 171. Screw-down crown, water resistance to 50 meters. Triple folding clasp in 18-karat white gold. Diameter: 38mm.
*High-tech material, highly scratch resistant.
Today, Chanel replica watches has taken another step forward with the presentation of its new J12 Rétrograde Mystérieuse (J12 RMT) in white ceramic. This extraordinary timepiece epitomizes Chanel’s technical and design achievements in mastering white. Here, white ceramic not only dresses the piece but makes up most of the component parts of this unusual Haute Horlogerie timekeeper. As a reminder, the J12 RMT, a true concentrate mixing watchmaking complications with world firsts, integrates ceramics into a complex movement in an even more advanced way.
Thus, this very special retrograde watch does not have a lateral crown but a retractable vertical ceramic crown whose functions – time setting or mechanical movement charging – are controlled by two pushers, also ceramic, located respectively at 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock point on the bevel. These two moving ceramic inserts appear at first glance as two more of the dozen ceramic inserts that make up the bezel.
Due to its position, the vertical ceramic crown effectively stops the minute hand in its tracks, thus preventing it from going past the ten-minute mark. But, from this point on, the needle peacefully recedes and travels through the 20-minute mark, where it resumes its normal course. During this interval, the minutes between 11 and 19 are indicated by a counter located on a small minute disk, so the time is indicated “digitally”. And of course the disc is also white ceramic, as is the power reserve indicator (located at 12 o’clock) and the large bolt-on bridges that support the gear train.
White, great white, the wonderful white that Coco Chanel described as something that goes with everything (just like black) and that highlights the vigorous architecture of the J12. It goes straight to the heart of the form.
Aside from its obvious physical qualities, ceramic makes the High replica watch delightfully light. Wrapping gently around the wrist, the bracelet is made up of 48 curved white ceramic links. Individually polished, which gives the bracelet an exceptional smoothness, thus providing a feeling of warm comfort. This heat comes from the fact that ceramic is a conductive material that absorbs and retains heat from the area of the body it touches. Its very particular shine, which we could describe as an inner glow, combined with the silky polish, makes the watch magical. The watch is forgotten on the wrist.
Launched in 2000 in black ceramic, the J12 became resolutely masculine and sporty, with its vigorous lines, scratch resistance, and robustness. In 2003, with the introduction of the white ceramic watch, a further step was taken. Not only did Chanel dare to enter the world of sports, but she also broke all taboos, introducing the white color into the male world. However, the sportiness of the piece does not detract from its elegance. With its balanced proportions, determined lines, and confident design, the J12 exudes an extraordinary overall harmony.
This sportiness is further accentuated by the J12 Chronograph which, in the words of its creator, is “a J12 superlative, ready for all uses”. Powered by a highly reliable automatic mechanical movement certified by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres, Swiss Official Control of Chronometers), the J12 chronograph displays the hours, minutes and seconds, as well as chronograph and date functions. In addition to this reliability, the J12 Chronograph’s case gives the watch an additional air of sportiness. The screw-down back provides the scratch-resistant high-tech white ceramic case with water resistance to 200 meters (20 ATM).
Also ceramic are the two pushers that activate the chronograph functions (start, stop, reset), the screw-down crown, and the crown guard. The case also features a steel serrated unidirectional rotating bezel. Since reliability and readability go hand in hand, its dial features embossed Delrin ® numerals along with luminescent hands and indexes.
High-tech white ceramic*. Self-winding mechanical movement, COSC certified**. Power reserve: 42 hours. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds (counter at 3 o’clock), date, and chronograph (12-hour counter, 30-minute counter, central minutes). Unidirectional rotating bezel. Screw-down crown, water resistance to 200 meters. Triple folding clasp in steel. Diameter: 41mm.
*High-tech material, highly scratch resistant. **Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (Official Swiss Control of Chronometers).
Camille Lacour, new ambassador for Chanel watches, wearing a J12 white.
Although the ceramic J12 was initially created for men, it is clear that women love it too. And this is undoubtedly due to the particular qualities of white ceramic,
its ability to combine harmoniously with the most precious of metals,
such as gold, and of course with the brilliance of diamonds. Ah, diamonds set in white ceramic,
an incredible union between the fire of the earth that, over eons of time,
has transformed the black of carbon into the hardest and most transparent material,
and the fire of man that transforms the oxides, powders
and granules in a material as perfect and perennial as ceramics.
This mix of remarkable materials and the resulting plays of light give the jewelery
versions of the ceramic J12 an unrivaled level of brilliance. By bringing together ceramics, diamonds, and precious metals, Chanel has broken with traditional style and opened up new creative perspectives.
The addition of gold, diamonds and precious stones to the J12 adds to its architectural balance.
Whether discreetly set with diamonds on the bezel or radiating with the brilliance of baguette diamonds,
the J12 demonstrates the extent of its versatility. Always different, but always himself, he succeeds in creating multiple effects while maintaining his own recognizable form. Without a doubt, this is one of the characteristic signs of an “icon”.
In 2008, Chanel replica presents another of its icons, the Première watch, available in the same white ceramic, a material that, in just a few years, has become very popular due to its intrinsic qualities. Combined with white gold or steel,
the white ceramic of the Première watch proves that it lends itself perfectly to the most subtle of wedding rings. Because this noble, luxurious,
smooth and shiny avant-garde material is perfect for creating the precious, slim and feminine silhouette of this watch,
which recalls the elegance of the small replica watches of the 1930s.
In 2011, almost 25 years after its creation (1987),
the Première is now available in perhaps one of its most audacious versions:
with a white lacquered dial and a steel case set with 52 diamonds set on a very elegant bracelet
triple loop fluid that is 53 cm long and made up of steel links and high-tech white ceramic.