I love it in White!! I think it just screams more chanel as there are less white watches out there than black watches.. and I dont think anybody is going to reject diamonds when it is given as an option..=) the size will depend on the size of your hand wont it? but I like the smaller one as my hand tend to run small and the big one look silly on me=)
I wear my white J12 year 'round. I originally had the 33mm diamond bezel, but sent it back and got the 38mm diamond bezel. I just like the 38mm better. I think the J12 comes in a larger mm than the 38, if you do a search you should find the thread that was on here a few months back about the sizes.
The 38mm is definitely okay for a man or a woman! I am a female and I have 2 38mm j12s. I love them so much! I like that its an automatic, can't live without the sweeping hand. If you want something more many you can get the 41mm chrono, its a lot bulkier but very nice.
Here is a picture of my 38mm white with diamonds next to my bf's LE sub. So you can see size wise it would be okay on a man.
I would say DEFINITELY get at least the diamond bezel. both of mine have the diamond bezel, but my black one also has diamonds in the center circle. Chanel uses great diamonds, so its very eye catching. Diamonds are worth it for this watch every time!
The white is a lot more versatile than a lot of people think. I wear mine year around too, and would even if I didn't live in Hawaii, land of one season!
If you want something a little different, a pink sapphire bezel with diamond markers j12 just came out. I am waiting for the 38mm version, the boutique only has the smaller one right now. I'm getting either that or the diamond bracelet for either of my j12s.
Its a fun watch, I'm sure whatever you decide will be fab!
Hehe~~I've been debating whether to get a J12 for over a month now!!! Yesterday I went and tried on both black and white w.o diamonds, they are sooooo much prettier IRL. I'd suggest to get a 33mm with diamond markers, or maybe 38mm with the diamond bezel. Oh...and the white is definitely more eye catching than the black!!!
^^^^ beautiful ring!!!
I am such a diamond girl-- I love the way my J12 white w/ diamond bezel 38mm compliments my diamond. I have a 5.5 ct oval shaped center diamond and mounted in a split shank diamond band. It looks great with my J12.