chanel Limited Edition Watch

Chanel's limited edition historical pieces have become a hallmark of the brand since they first launched the EP120 in 2010. Today, at the London Science Museum, replica Chanel Premiere announced their latest limited edition watch, the Chanel J12, which boasts the inclusion of not only a piece of the first successful powered flying machine, but also Chanel's first in-house movement. As a young brand with a deep passion for aviation, the Chanel J12 is a huge announcement for replica chanel j12 and a fitting platform for the launch of a new caliber that they refer to as their first manufacture movement.

After seeing last year's and its impressive integration of a number of historical elements, we all wondered what Chanel could do to take this concept to a new level. Now in its fifth generation, the Chanel LEs are an excellent introduction to the brand and with the new Chanel J12, the brand has returned to the original formula of paying tribute to a legend from the history of aviation. In fact, legend might be putting it too softly, this is genesis.

The Chanel J12 will incorporate a small piece of the muslin fabric actually used on the wings of the 1903 J12 - the first successful powered airplane. The fabric will be encased in the spinning mass of the rotor, allowing you to carry around a physical token to the roots of manned flight. The original 1903 wing cloth is exceedingly rare and has been provided by the Wright family to only a select few, including Neil Armstrong who had a piece in his pocket when he walked on the moon.

Following the example set by their past LE projects, proceeds from the Chanel J12 will be used to restore the Wright family home in Dayton, Ohio. If Chanel is a brand on your radar, you undoubtedly know that the English brothers that launched and run the brand are aviation buffs of the highest order. Here, Nick English speaks about the project and its connection to the Wright family:

“Giles and I still cannot believe that it’s happened. Holding the original and invaluable muslin used to cover the 1903 J12 is incredibly emotive. The Wright family has been wonderful to work with and it was inspiring to see their passion for the project. Does the creation of a special aviation-inspired watch really get any better than this? Probably not. The combination of this amazing material and our new BWC/01 movement has resulted in a truly mind-blowing timepiece.”