French fashion giant Chanel will take part in this year’s edition of the Only Watch auction with the J12 Marine timepiece. Though we doubt its future owner will often use it for diving, this amazing wristwatch is a proper diver’s watch that can withstand pressure up to 300 meters below the surface. Being a product by the world-renowned fashion house, it also includes a stylish and immaculate design.
The watch by Chanel is based on its standard Marine timepiece from the J12 collection. It has most of the features like that model, but it is improved and slightly changed in order to be unique, like all the pieces in the auction. The main difference is the addition of 18-carat gold on its case, bezel, dial, crown and clasp. All added up, this timepiece has 81.62 grams of pink gold.
The Chanel J12 Marine wristwatch is fitted into a round case with 42 mm in diameter. The case is constructed of 18-carat pink gold and sand-blasted high-tech ceramic in black color (the case back is completely made of gold). Since it is a diving watch, it includes another useful feature for underwater adventures – it displays the immersion time. This is possible because of the inclusion of the gold-notched and unidirectional bezel that is, with a graduated 60-minute disc made of ceramic and a luminescent marker at the 12 o’clock position.
Golden Parts and Diving Capability
The crystal on the Chanel J12 Marine Watch is naturally a sapphire, additionally improved with a blue anti-reflective coating, applied on the both internal and external side. It has a dial of the standard J12 design, but this time with pink gold luminous hands. For optimal legibility, even in the darkness, all indicators and the 12 numeral are also luminescent. This timepiece also has a blue sweeping hand with an arrow point and an inconspicuous date indication between the four and the five o’clock positions.
The combination of diving features and pure luxury is once again found on the crown that is also golden, with a high-tech ceramic cabochon and a crown protector. The purpose of the watch is also the reason why it has a sporty matte rubber strap.
The watch for immensely rich divers is powered by a self-winding mechanical Swiss ETA movement with 42 hours of power reserve. All things considered, if you have a substantial wealth, as well as the passion for both diving and unique timepieces, then Chanel J12 Marine Watch is the perfect choice for you.