F.P. JOURNE A NEW DIAL IN GOLD

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Timeless Elegance and sheer perfection for the new F.P.Journe face

Ever since François-Paul Journe created timepieces, his dream was to manufacture them in Gold. The dream became reality in 2004, and F.P.Journe is today the only watch brand to produce its movements in 18K rose Gold.  Before diving in the heart of its haute horology mysterious mechanical gear trains, one discovers first their face through their emblematic dials, made today in massive 18K Gold, with embossed mirror numbers integrated in the dial.

After a very careful preparation of the dial, including a refined sanding for the base to be perfect, a specific F.P.Journe silver layer is applied. The numbers are then surfaced with a diamond tool making them appear like mirrors on the dial. The last operation is the print transfer for the time indications and the F.P.Journe logo which requires up to 5 successive layers for a perfect bombé shape.

Completed with the F.P.Journe drop shaped hands, the new Gold dial is dedicated to the Chronomètre Souverain, the Octa Réserve and the Octa Lune. These 3 watches are available in the 10 F.P.Journe Boutiques.

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Movement                                        

  • Exclusive F.P.Journe caliber 1304
  • Manually wound by 38 turns
  • Movement in 18K rose Gold

Dimensions of the Movement        

  • Overall diameter : 30.40   mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 29.60   mm
  • Overall height : 3.75   mm
  • Height of winding system : 2.30   mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90   mm

Balance

  • Four inertia weights
  • Flat Anachron microflamed spring
  • Mobile stud holders
  • Free sprung
  • Nivatronic laser-welded to collet
  • Pinned GE stud
  • Frequency : 21,600 v / h, (3Hz)
  • Inertia : 10.10 mg /cm2
  • Angle of lift :  52°
  • Amplitude :
    • 0h dial up : > 320°
    • 24h dial up : > 280°

Principal characteristics                 

  • Two mainspring barrels in parallel
  • Time adjustment via crown in position 2
  • Pallets escapement with 15 tooth escape wheel
  • Two position crown

Indications               

  • Central hours and minutes
  • Sub-second at 7h30
  • Power reserve at 3h00

Power reserve                                  

  • 56 hours  +- 2h.

Decoration                                       

  • Partly circular grained baseplate, solar grained
  • Polished screw heads, chamfered slots
  • Pegs with polished rounded ends

Case                                                 

  • Platinum or red gold
  • Diameter : 40.00 mm (or 38mm upon request)
  • Height : 8.60 mm

Dial

  • Red Gold case: red Gold with silver, numbers integrated in the dial, hands golden 5N
  • Platinum case: white gold with silver, numbers integrated in the dial, hands in steel

Number of Pieces                            

  • Movement without dial : 161
  • Cased-up on leather strap: 198
  • Jewels : 22

Movement                 

  • Exclusive F.P.Journe calibre 1300.3
  • Unidirectional automatic winding
  • Movement in 18K rose gold

Dimensions of the movement        

  • Total diameter: 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter: 30.40 mm 
  • Overall height: 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding system: 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread: S0.90 mm

Balance

  • Four adjustable inertia weights
  • Anachron flat balance spring
  • Mobile stud holder
  • Free-sprung
  • Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
  • Pinned GE stud
  • Frequency: 21,600v/h (3Hz)
  • Inertia: 10.10 mg*cm2
  • Angle of lift: 52°
  • Amplitude:       0h dial up: >300°
  • 120h dial up: >280°

Main Characteristics 

  • Three position crown – winding of the watch in position 0, clock wise  - Correction of date in position 1, anti clock wise – correction of the moon in position 1, (AL) – correction of time in position 2 - Instantaneous jump calendar - Off-centre winding rotor – barrel with slipping spring – Escapement 15 tooth

Indication Reserve

  • Central hours and minutes - Small seconds at 4:30 - Large date at 11h30 - Power-reserve indicator at 9 o’clock –

Indication Moon

  • Central hours and minutes - Small seconds at 6h00 - Large date at 11h30 - Power-reserve indicator at 9 o’clock – Moon phase at 7h00

Autonomy

  • 120 ± 12 hours
  • Winding speed on watch winder:  274 rotations / 24 hours

Decoration

  • Circular côtes de Genève on bridges – partly circular graining on base plate – polished screw heads with chamfered slots – chamfered and circular grained wheels – Steel components hand polished and chamfered

Case dimensions  

  • Platinum or 18K red Gold
  • 40 mm (or 38 mm upon request)                   
  • Height : 10.6 mm

Number of parts

  • Octa Réserve : Movement without dial: 277
  • Cased up on leather strap: 311
  • Jewels: 40
  • Octa Lune Movement without dial: 291
  • Cased up on leather strap: 328
  • Jewels : 39

Dial

  • Red Gold and silver with integrated gold embossed numbers, hands golden 5N
  • White Gold and silver with integrated gold embossed numbers, hands in steel

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