Chanel: Living In The Now With The J12 (Part 2)

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You’ve seen the ‘Le Duel‘ campaign in the earlier post, as well as a sneak peek at the #MademoiselleJ12 over on Instagram where we threw Michael Jackson’s famous line over to you. ‘Black? Or White?’. Truthfully though, while many of you were on either #TeamWhite or #TeamBlack (with a couple choosing both), there is no one ‘right’ colour’, as all of you are right in your own way.

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Continuing our series of Time According to Chanel, Chanel firmly believes that it’s not about differentiating between the two, because colours Blackand White actually support each other, and in fact complement one another. How? If you look beneath the bezel, both watches actually feature both colours. The White J12 has Black elements like time markers and fonts, while the Black J12 is simply an exact mirror of the White. You can see how both colours work effortlessly well together (pleasing to the eyes, no doubt), and it’s simply a matter of which colour you feel like carrying off for the day as you prepare and get ready to head out in the morning.

Another great thing about the J12 lies in it’s versatility. It’s a watch that looks good on both men and women. Yes, even though it’s predominantly a ladies watch, it’s a watch that men (who have the confidence and style, no less) can pull off equally well as well. It’s versatility further extends in its ability to be dressed up and down, for days where you’re out to make a killer fashion statement, or on-off days where you’re heading out in a casual outfit with the J12 sitting comfortably on the wrist.

Black and White. His and Hers. All in one with the J12. How will you wear yours today?

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And if you appreciate the J12‘s irreverent sense of time, you’ll definitely also love this new limited edition release. Known as the #J12Graffiti, all the numbers on the dial seem to be falling off the case, which fittingly is very Chanel and its infinite reinterpretations of time. Limited to just 1200 pieces worldwide, these high-tech ceramic beauties only come in sizes 33 mm and 38 mm, priced at SGD6650 and SGD7550 respectively.

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THE COLORS OF THE CHANEL MINI CLASSIC FLAP BAG FOR THIS SEASON

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The Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag is a timeless piece from Chanel but did you know that there are new colors available for this season? Chanel heard all your pleas and requests ladies so it’s now bringing you these stylish and plush Mini Classic Flap Bags in several rich shades that you can choose from.

With its beloved thick diamond quilting effect and its interwoven chain strap, it’s no wonder that the Mini Classic Flap Bag remains a true classic up to this date. The classic CC logo and clasp is still there which is an absolute no-brainer beauty!

For this season, the Chanel Mini Classic Flap Bag is available in the colors of plum (dark violet), royal red, black, and flesh nude color.

As per August 2016, the price is $2700 USD, €2250 euro and £1910 GBP. The size is 5.3′ x 6.7′ x 3.1′ inches, available via Chanel boutique.

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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY IS THE NEW FACE OF CHANEL JEWELRY

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Keira Knightley in Chanel's fall 2016 jewelry campaign. Photo: ChanelKeira Knightley in Chanel's fall 2016 jewelry campaign. 

From Kristen to Cara and Kendall to Lily-Rose, Karl Lagerfeld has certainly adopted an "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude when it comes to his Chanel muses. His wide-ranging roster of go-to models, actresses and general girls-about-town have fronted campaigns for many different categories over the years, and no woman knows that better than one Keira Knightley.

On Monday, Chanel announced that the 31-year-old "It" Brit is the new face of the house's jewelry line, a role previously filled by models such as Sigrid Agren and Jac Jagaciak. Lest you've forgotten, Knightley is as experienced a perennial muse as they come, previously fronting the house's Coco Mademoiselle perfume and Rouge Coco lipstick, the former of which she began as early as 2007. Fellow Chanel-favorite Mario Testino photographed this round of ads, which are slated to debut in full for fall 2016. 

While we certainly don't blame Lagerfeld for keeping Knightley in the Chanel family, this timing also makes a certain amount of professional sense. With her upcoming dramatic film "Collateral Beauty" due out later this year, she'll be going on a massive press tour alongside the likes of Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren and Naomie Harris — meaning, there's many more pristine Chanel red carpet moments in Knightley's future. We can't wait.

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Fred 8°0 Bracelet Collection

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To celebrate French jeweller Fred’s 80th anniversary, they have launched the 8°0 Bracelet collection, which for obvious reasons, have knots that resemble the number 8. In other words, besides really looking good on your wrist, they are also lucky charms in their own right and available in a variety of precious metals, from pink and white to yellow gold.

And depending on how much bling you need, you can go for the plain ones, the ones that come partly-paved or even the full paved ones for the all out party on a wrist. Now available in Singapore at Fred’s boutique that’s located within Marina Bay Sands, you can, if you like, opt for the straps to be in leather as opposed to their traditional bracelets that come woven in steel. Mix it up I say, and find the combination that best suits your wrist party.

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Fred 8°0 Bracelet Collection

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To celebrate French jeweller Fred’s 80th anniversary, they have launched the 8°0 Bracelet collection, which for obvious reasons, have knots that resemble the number 8. In other words, besides really looking good on your wrist, they are also lucky charms in their own right and available in a variety of precious metals, from pink and white to yellow gold.

And depending on how much bling you need, you can go for the plain ones, the ones that come partly-paved or even the full paved ones for the all out party on a wrist. Now available in Singapore at Fred’s boutique that’s located within Marina Bay Sands, you can, if you like, opt for the straps to be in leather as opposed to their traditional bracelets that come woven in steel. Mix it up I say, and find the combination that best suits your wrist party.

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The Alpiner 4 AL-760 chronograph adds a sporty splash of black to the Flyback Manufacture Chronograph

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The family-owned Swiss-based watchmaking house, Alpina, has been inspiring designs and time-telling since 1883. The harbingers of Swiss sports watches have steadily impressed upon us the fine art of watchmaking and how it can create a fresh experience for those who don it, with each ticking second. Even to this day, Alpina watches are regarded as end-to-end pieces of art as the company develops, produces and puts together the movements themselves. This is testimony to the holistic attention paid to the mechanics and design of each chronograph that emerges from the house of Alpina.

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The Alpiner 4 Black Flyback Manufacture Chronograph AL-760 is yet another marvel to behold. The original version arrived at Baselworld 2015, celebrating 132 years of the Geneva-based company. What really stood out among the accolades of this unique chronograph is it being Alpina’s first in-house Manufacture Flyback Chronograph, bearing the patented ‘Direct Flyback Technology’. This sees a completely different and rather simplified return-to-zero mechanism. The flyback function is native to Alpina’s line of pilot watches with split second functions. Devised way back in the 1930s, the mechanism greatly aids pilots with greater visibility of time and precision. The Full-Black, sportier rendition added zest and vigor to the Flyback Manufacture Chronograph, which set many eyes on it at this year’s Baselworld.
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So what really sets this year’s version apart? The apparent absence of brushed and polished steel is plainly visible on the timepiece. It comes with a PVD coating that creates a fine highlight for the beige highlights. The black dial is immersive and the luminous beige hands adorn its face with consistency. This, with the Alpina 4 attributes of being water-resistant, antimagnetic, anti-shock and remaining stainless, make the chronograph a rather desirable wear. Being a true companion to the sporting kind, the watch can withstand water pressure even at depths of 100 meters. The sapphire crystal is no less tough, bringing with it the assurance of scratch resistance. An elegant black leather strap with beige stitching adorns the wrist of the active wearer, bringing its own charm to the ensemble.
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Coming to the mechanics of the watch: the modular caliber is easy to service, thanks to theintegrated chronograph build that has fewer components, fulfilling the ‘simplicity’ aspect that Alpina insists upon. The screw down winding and the setting crown are consistent with former watches from the company. The in-house-made movement comprises of 32 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve. The push-piece at 4 o’clock and the associate mechanism that accompanies it performs three tasks sequentially. First, the clutch gets disengaged, second, a single-piece hammer ensures that the hands position themselves vertically, thus setting the chronograph to zero and finally, the clutch engages once more when the push-piece is released. All of this happens sequentially, with precision and with the single press of the push-piece. The date hand can be found at 6 o’clock and is truly legible, without the unsightly well that is found in most conventional builds.
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The original version of the Alpiner 4 Flyback Manufacture Chronograph was around $4,750. We expect this year’s full black rendition to be priced around the same range, though prices have not been announced as yet.
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