BaselWorld 2011 is full of surprises. Top trends include a host of exciting new women's watches, superb new complications and a real trend toward new materials and ceramics. Take a close look at this all-new Chanel J12 Chromatic watch: Though it looks like a steel watch, it's actually ceramic blended with titanium through a patented technology that was some time in the making. Chanel sought out the ceramic material when it was looking for a new alternative to white and black. It is ultra-chic, ultra-hard, scratch-resistant and so high-tech that it actually changes color based on the amount of light, offering an array of gray hues. Find it in three sizes, with the smallest housing a quartz movement and the two larger versions housing automtic movements. And varying degrees of diamonds can adorn the J12 Chromatic. Rock on Chanel.
Timepiece editor Roberta Naas reports from BaselWorld and beyond.