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The Chanel J12 Turns 20 And Debuts A Special Birthday Design

The Chanel horological icon comes of age.

True to its rep as the watch that made sporty ceramic timepieces fashionable, the Chanel J12 has spawned more stylish adaptations than its age in years – all while staying true to its roots. (No matter the interpretation, it’s always in ceramic, always mainly monochrome and keeps its unisex shape that was inspired by racing cars and yachts.)

The J12.20 features 20 of the maison’s iconic symbols on its dial and bezel.

So how apt for the maison to celebrate the end of the design’s teenhood with the J12.20, a limited edition release covered in playful scrawls of 20 of its most iconic symbols and products? Think the camellia, the 2.55 handbag and even the tweed jacket in rhodium across the bezel and dial. Who says one can’t do cute at 20?

The J12.20 Enamel is numbered and limited to just five pieces. It features an 18K white gold bezel and dial adorned with champleve enamel motifs and set with 20 brilliant-cut diamonds.

This birthday baby comes in white in 33mm or 38mm, each limited to 2020 pieces, and an haute horlogerie enameled version in black or white, limited to five pieces per colour.

This article is adapted from the July 2020 Perennial Edition of FEMALE.