When the J12 (Chanel’s first automatic watch) was launched in 2000, it exuded a surprisingly masculine feel. The brand’s late artistic director Jacques Helleu had these goals in mind for the J12: it had to look timeless, be indestructible and remind him of “masterpieces in the world of automobiles”. That’s all gone though with the new 19mm XS model, which is imbued, instead, with a cool, tough-girl appeal. There are four permanent boutique styles: Two – in black or white – are fitted with slim, patent-calfskin straps that are worn over matching matte-calfskin cuffs. The third is attached onto a pair of supple, lambskin gloves, while the fourth features a large, patent-calfskin cuff with a rock-music-inspired, multiple-row effect.