F.P. Journe raises 200,000 CHF for Action Innocence


In 2015, the Tourbillon Souverain was adjudicated for 350,000.-CHF, i.e. 2.35 times its price. On May 10, 2017, the Chronomètre Optimum was adjudicated for 200,000.-CHF i.e. 2.35 times its price. F.P. Journe commited once again for Action Innocence in order to protect the dignity and security of children on the Internet in making a unique piece of his Chronomètre Optimum in Platinum with a specific dial at the colors of Action Innocence.

The charity gala evening took place at the Espace Hippomène in Geneva on May 10, 2017 in presence of numerous guests who have generously mobilized their forces for the protection of children on the internet. Generosity paid during the auction animated by Hugh Edmeades, the Chronomètre Optimum was adjudicated for CHF 200,000.-, amount entirely donated at the profit of the foundation.

Technical Specifications

Movement: Calibre 1510, Manuel winding / 27 turns of crown, 18K rose Gold • Dimensions of the Movement: Overall diameter: 34.40 mm, Casing-up diameter: 33.60 mm • Overall height: 3.75 mm • Height of winding stem: 2.395 mm • Diameter of stem thread: S1.20 mm • Balance: Chronometric balance with inertia weight, Hair spring with Phillips curve, Mobile stud holder, Free sprung, Pinned GE stud • Frequency: 21,600v/h (3Hz) • Inertia: 10.10 mg x cm2 • Angle of lift : 58° • Amplitude : 0h dial up : > 260°, 24h dial up : > 280° • Main characteristics: 1 second remontoire at 11h, very light in Titanium and balanced, Natural dead beat second on the back of the movement, High performance Bi-axial escapement with arbor and wheels in Titanium, functioning without oil, (inspired by that of A.L.Breguet created in the XVIII Century), 2 mainspring barrels in parallel, 2 position crown, Time adjustment in position 2 • Indications: Off centre hours and minutes, Small second at 9h00, Power reserve at 6h00, Large dead beat second on the back • Power reserve: 70 hours • Finishes: Circular graining on baseplate, Geneva waves on bridges, Polished screw heads with chamfered slots, Pegs with polished rounded ends • Case: Platinum • Diameter : 40 mm • Total height : 10.10 mm • Dial : Unique purple dial at the colors of action Innocence • Number of parts: Movement without dial : 240, Cased up with strap : 264, Jewels 44

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Lex Stolk

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Lex Stolk studied Journalism in Utrecht and it was during his time as a student he developed a passion for mechanical watches. He has spent his entire career in the publishing industry working for a wide range of publications before entering the watch world professionally seven years ago. His work for several watch publications made it possible for him to combine his love for both watches and magazines.