Director of the watchmaking design studio since 2013, Arnaud Chastaingt began his apprenticeship on watches other than the J12. The notable Boy Friend and Monsieur are indeed his work. But the J12 has a special place in the heart of Chanel. It is THE watch of the 2000s, the one that brought the color white into the spotlight and made it luxury. It’s a watch that has inspired others, but that has always stayed one step ahead by constantly focusing on craftsmanship. For creative people, tackling an icon is always a challenge: you have to add a new twist, without losing the essence of the original. By proposing this incredible sapphire version, including the bracelet for the first time, the designer has succeeded in the double challenge of luxury and technology. It’s a watchmaking timepiece with x-ray transparency, equipped with a beautiful hand-wound caliber, which the 92 baguette diamonds on the bezel bring to light. Limited to 12 pieces, this ultra-luxury version is spearheading a whole new series of variations, including the charming Paradox, mixing black and white in a perfectly imbalanced way.