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Chanel Eternal Instant

Nicholas Foulkes


A rich celebration of the dynamic spirit and beauty of Chanel’s modern classic J12 watch

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Chanel’s J12 watch revolutionized the standards of watches for women, combining technical sophistication with the allure of modern design. The J12 has evolved into a classic watchmaking icon of the twenty-first century.

Since its arrival just over twenty years ago, the J12 has drawn its inspiration from Chanel’s drive to shake up the codes by combining a daring artistic approach with superlative technical finesse. The J12 watch transformed ceramic into a precious material, and rewrote two hundred years of watchmaking with the innovative brilliance of its design. A text by noted watch connoisseur Nicholas Foulkes explores the extraordinary conception, execution and history of the Chanel J12. Enhanced by a strikingly original selection of fine photographs, this volume celebrates twenty years of the most beautiful and technically refined watches ever worn on the wrist.

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'A true homage to the sheer elegance the timepiece upholds today'
10 Magazine

'Chanel’s J12 is a watch classic, and fans of photography and fashion will love this coffee-table book celebrating the timepiece'
Sunday Times

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Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 32.5 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 152 pp

Illustrations: 108

Publication date: 28 January 2021

ISBN: 9780500023945

About the Author

Nicholas Foulkes is the author of many books on the arts and history. He contributes to a wide range of newspapers and magazines around the world, including the FT’s How To Spend It Magazine, Vanity Fair, Country Life and British GQ. He launched and continues to edit Vanity Fair’s twice yearly watch magazine On Time.