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(Left to right) Original J12 from 2000, re-designed J12 from 2019 and J12 Mysterious Retrograde.

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(Left to right) J12 · 20, J12 PARADOXE and J12 X-RAY.

Modern Classic

A short history of the evolution of Chanel’s iconic J12 watch
Jul 10, 2020 5:50 AM

IN JUST THE BLINK of an eye, Chanel’s J12 has turned 20. Over two decades, the iconic timepiece has had various facelifts – from redesigns to complications – but the watch has always stayed recognisable.

Introduced at the dawn of the new millennium, the J12 was the brainchild of Jacques

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