Chanel J12, a diamond and ceramic stainless steel automatic wristwatch

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In La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the heart of the watchmaking world, lies the Chanel Watch manufacture. Starting with the launch of the emblematic PREMIÈRE in 1987, every timepiece imagined by the Creation Studio has come to life in this unique place that brings together the passion of expert craftsmen, the excellence of traditional savoir-faire and the precision of innovative technical tools. To create the iconic J12 in 2000, Chanel adopted an avant-garde approach and selected a revolutionary material that made it possible to produce an intensely black watch. Extremely durable and hardly scratchable, plus seven times more resistant than steel, yet lighter and softer to the touch, ceramic is among the emblematic materials in Chanel watchmaking.

This J12 is a black ceramic and stainless steel wristwatch with a baguette-cut diamond-set bezel and dial, black highly resistant ceramic and stainless steel case and bracelet, with folding buckle. Unidirectional rotating bezel. Diamonds weighing a total of of approximately 5.85 carats. Stainless steel screw-down crown with black highly resistant ceramic cabochon. Self-winding mechanical movement, water resistance approximately 200 meters. This item is final sale and not eligible for return.

Condition Report

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The watch is in overall fair condition. Diamonds show approximate F-G color and VVS1-VVS2 clarity. Case is in overall fair condition with moderate surface wear. Bracelet has signs of stretch, scratches and surface wear throughout commensurate with age. Buckle has signs of scratches. Case back has signs of scratches. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however, it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.



Dial Color(s)

Black, Clear

Movement Type


Case Material(s)

Stainless Steel, Ceramic

Case Size (mm)

40 mm

Case Back


Band Material


Clasp Type

Concealed deployant buckle

Clasp Material(s)

Stainless Steel


Dial, Case

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