What Watch Would a Billionaire Wear? Robert Pattinson Says the Chanel J12 Chromatic 41mmJune 29, 2012
Chanel certainly has had its hand in the luxury watch industry for awhile now, having released several collections of highly regarded timepieces for both men and women, but it is set to see a boost in the coming months as Cosmopolis rolls out in theaters. In the film Robert Pattinson plays Eric Packer from Don LeLillo’s novel by the same name. It was very important for Pattinson to present an image of unprecedented luxury throughout the film, and in the end it was decided that the Chanel J12 Chromatic 41mm was the best watch for the job.
The Chanel J12 Chromatic is a sleek and masculine watch defined by simplicity. The watch is made of a titanium-ceramic pseudo-alloy that is extremely durable and very attractive. To add to the aesthetic appeal, the watch has been polished in diamond powder to give it an almost color-shifting sheen. Depending on the angle of the sun, the watch may be highlighted by streaks of midnight black or radiant white, the subtle beauty of which cannot be adequately captured with words alone. The watch is automatic, which is exactly what you would expect from a luxury watch; that means it will self-wind as long as you wear it everyday or keep it on a winder.
The costume director for Cosmopolis couldn’t have chosen a better representation for a billionaire lifestyle than the Chanel J12 Chromatic. The watch is ruggedly attractive and definitively masculine, just what you’d hope for from a ruthless Wall-Street elite!