Chanel: probably the biggest revelation of BaselWorld 2019!

After 19 years of sophisticated fine-tuning Chanel reveals its legendary J12 in a completely revamped design. It is easy to bridge to a certain German iconic car sample, but evolution is way more complicated compared to revolution. The all new J12 (well, 80% of the Chanel icon has been changed), is totally up to date for the next decades. Surprisingly affordable if we take into account that the mechanical manufacture movement is totally produced in-house by specialist Kenissi. Going from the original quartz movement to a fully manufacture with just a small price increase of around € 350,- is an impressive performance.


The ceramic case is no longer supported by an inner steel case or steel case back. Even better: the case back is produced in sapphire crystal to discover the mechanical movement. Including the perfect round shape on the rotor which emphasises the styling code of La Maison de Chanel: round circles! You can check out the other haute horlogerie movements like the Chanel Boyfriend Skeleton 3 to discover the obsession with circles.

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When we started publishing our first high-end watch magazine in 1999, we had only one intention: increasing the popularity of high-quality mechanical watches. Now, many years later, this has not changed at all. In 2017 we have reinvented ourselves to serve our readers in a different and better way. Starting in 2017, the new 0024 is again better equipped to interact with the changing world of high-end watches. The new 0024 HORLOGES magazine (written in Dutch) will be at least a 200 pager: that’s twice the volume of our magazine in the old days.