Chanel Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch Is Putting Mademoiselle Chanel At The Heart Of The Pièce Unique

A unique pair of black and white highly resistant ceramic Mademoiselle J12 LA PAUSA, featuring the silhouette of Mademoiselle Chanel, with the self-winding Caliber 12.1 visible through a sapphire crystal caseback engraved “Pièce unique. Only Watch 2023. Mademoiselle J12 (Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 50,000).

@Chanel Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch 2023 timepiece

Since its beginning in 2000, Chanel J12 has been breaking the codes, revolutionizing the watchmaking world and becoming the first icon of the 21st century. The J12 watch becomes The J12.

Step into the world of luxury horology where timepieces are not just instruments of measuring time but masterpieces of art and craftsmanship. Chanel, the epitome of elegance and surprise, has once again captivated the watchmaking world with the exclusive Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch, a timepiece that places Mademoiselle Chanel herself at the core of its design.

The J12, a trailblazer since its inception in 2000, redefined watchmaking codes and emerged as the first icon of the 21st century. Building on the foundation laid by the Première watch in 1987, a symbol of femininity and sophistication, the J12 revolutionized the use of highly resistant ceramic, elevating it into a precious material. Black and white, the timeless colors of Chanel, were artfully reinvented to form an enduring icon, The J12.

In celebration of its 20th year, the J12 timepiece was equipped with the exceptional Manufacture movement Caliber 12.1, a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence and creativity. This Swiss-based watch Manufacture, known as Temps CHANEL, brings its expertise to the forefront, breathing life into the heart of every timepiece they create.


The inspiration for the Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch came from a photograph of Mademoiselle Chanel herself, amidst the serene surroundings of her villa in the South of France, La Pausa. The watch captures the essence of her style, featuring her iconic silhouette adorned in a striped jersey and sailor’s pants, a reflection of her timeless allure.

Chanel’s offering for the Only Watch auction comprises a unique duo of Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa timepieces, meticulously crafted with savoir-faire and originality. The highlight of this exquisite design is the Mademoiselle Chanel silhouette, delicately printed on a sapphire glass plate and affixed onto the dial, a true testament to the mastery of the Chanel Manufacture.

Both timepieces boast the self-winding Caliber 12.1 movement, a result of the collaboration with the Swiss Manufacture Kenissi, co-owned by Chanel. This movement ensures precision and reliability, a hallmark of every exceptional timepiece.

The specifications of the Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch are nothing short of extraordinary. Encased in highly resistant black or white ceramic, the watch is adorned with a steel bezel and a ceramic baguette-cut pattern ring, exuding a captivating allure. The crown, set with a brilliant-cut diamond, adds a touch of opulence to the design, making it truly unique.

The dial, available in black or white lacquer, features the captivating illustration of Mademoiselle Chanel herself, a constant reminder of her enduring legacy. The black-coated Caliber 12.1 movement, on full display through the sapphire crystal caseback engraved with “Pièce unique. Only Watch 2023. Mademoiselle J12,” showcases the artistry and craftsmanship within.

Completing the allure of this exceptional timepiece is the black or white highly resistant ceramic and steel triple-folding buckle bracelet, adding to its overall elegance and comfort.

@Chanel Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch 2023 timepiece

With a diameter of 38mm, the Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch is an ideal summer companion, embodying the spirit of Gabrielle Chanel at its core. An amalgamation of sophistication, creativity, and elegance, this unique watch transcends time, becoming a symbol of grace and style for the discerning connoisseur.

As the gavel falls on this exclusive creation at the Only Watch auction, it will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the world of haute horology, reflecting the enduring spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel.

@Chanel Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch 2023 timepiece