Chanel J12 Chromatic Watch Review

Elegance is all about restraint, and that's the key to appreciating this replica J12 38MM watch. It's not too large, or too shiny, or even too flashy with its shades-of-grey color palette. It's restrained. Understated. Darn near every dive watch uses a circular screw-down caseback; it's simpler to make and quite robust. replica chanel watches manages a 200m rating with a curved shape that keeps the watch slim. An impressive piece of engineering that almost no one will appreciate, and one of the reasons why you rarely see 200m ratings less than 12mm thick.

The amazing thing about the Place Vendome is that it even looks to be lined with stones. Versions of the watch come with diamonds on the bezel, and they still look like the actual Parisian location. The wonderful thing about the place is that it is relatively empty, and the minimalist dial of the timepiece faithfully represents that. Movado's Museum Dial watch is the proof incarnate that a watch dial with only hands and one marker to help orient it can appear very beautiful. This is exactly what Chanel did with the Premiere as the angularity of the case is contrasted with two rounded hands on a blank dial - only oriented with the Chanel logo. Legibility does suffer, but the design is gorgeous.

French fashion is imbued with deeper meaning, and you can see how Chanel has certainly accomplished that with the Premiere by incorporating elements of the brand's history and Parisian character into an otherwise good looking watch. Building on the original, there are more options than ever in the collection. Today the Premiere is available with a glossy black lacquered dial or a white mother-of-pearl dial. This latter option is newer, but a welcome addition to the collection's personality. There are also two different case sizes.

It would not be a J12 without a familiar dial that includes squared hands and revolving applied Arabic numeral hour markers. While there isn't a huge amount of lume, the applied SuperLumiNova does a good job and the dial retains a reasonable level of legibility. Of course there is the addition of the fourth hand for the GMT indication. Tipped with a red arrow, it serves its purpose well enough getting close enough to the 24 hour scale.