Chanel J12 Chromatic Watches Hands-On
28 November, 2014 at 7:22 am in Business
In contrast to the often minimalist look of other replica Chanel watches watches, the J12 Chromatic is more busy in its approach. While it is not a 1950's era design, it does seem to have that era's hallmark fascination for sunburst displays and dauphine hands. It is actually a very retro design without feeling at all retro. You saw elements of this sunburst design in a more complex form in something like the Chanel Emperador Coussin Tourbillon (which was a rather spectacular thing from a J12 standpoint), as well as many other Emperador and Emperador Coussin models. While the replica Chanel J12 Chromatic
Chromatic has redundant markers on the dial, they are all there in the name of style, and I think they work best on the three-hand models. Those models seem to have the right mix of complexity and breathing room. By the way, the three-hand models contain Chanel's well regarded in-house made 800P automatic movement that is visible through the sapphire caseback window. Finishing on the movement is as always, pretty sexy and is has a power reserve of 80 hours (pretty good for a 4mm thick movement).
The chronograph versions of the J12 Chromatic contain the http://www.tmfworx.com/top-replica-chanel-j12-watches.html
in-house made caliber 882P automatic, which has that cool looking black PVD coated automatic rotor. It is essentially a reworked version of the caliber 880P movements that are contained in the Polo Chronograph watches. Though, the 882P has a bi-compax chronograph (flyback), and the date at 6 o'clock. I like the concept of the J12 Chromatic chronograph but feel that the design suffers a bit from the chronograph subdials which are too thick, looking like golden donuts, on the otherwise thin element appointed dial.
The most technically complex of the Chanel J12 Chromatic watches are the tourbillon models. These guys actually contain movements designed for the rectangular Emperador models so the movements are not round but rather rectangular in shape. Inside the J12 Chromatic tourbillon timepieces are the in-house made Chanel caliber 642P manually wound movements, which are reworked Chanel caliber 640P movements (found in some Emperador models with the same tourbillon and moonphase indicator combo). Rather than a disc based moon phase indicator, these models feature a dial with a hand. It is a nice alternative, though I find myself more drawn to the traditional moon phase indicator with the hiding and reappearing moon pictures. The Chanel caliber 642P is nice looking and is also very thin at just 4mm thick - certainly in the "ultra-thin" department of movements.