F.P. Journe unveils watch for Only Watch: the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu
F.P. Journe has developed an entirely new watch exclusively for Only Watch. It is a unique watch that will never exist in the F.P.Journe collection. The watch is unique, the dial is unique and the case is unique. Here’s the F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu.
A case in Tantalum of 44 mm. A pusher at 2h for the chronograph. A pusher at 4h for the rattrapante (split-seconds). A movement of 15 lines in 18K rose Gold, constructed in the purest horological tradition, each lever and spring is mirror polished, featuring a long autonomy of 80 hours and make it possible to use the chronograph and the split-seconds efficiently after 2 days. A blue chrome dial adorned with an unusual topography and adorned with vivid colors. While we look at this work, one can say that horology is sometimes a major Art! Only Watch is a Biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created by the finest brands united for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The auction will be held on Saturday 11 November 2017.
Name: Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante • Case: Tantalum, unique piece developed exclusively for Only Watch, 44 mm diameter, this size never existed in the collection, and 11.50 mm thickness, with a mono pusher and crown also in Tantalum. Alligator bracelet lined in Alligator. • Dial: Blue Chrome, unique example developed exclusively for Only Watch with an orange tachymeter scale to measure the distance in kilometers and a yellow telemeter scale to measure the distance traveled by sound, new stylized numbers, 2 sub dials in silver, small seconds at 9h, 30 minutes chronograph counter at 3h, blued steel and cream color hands. • Movement: Exclusive manual winded F.P.Journe calibre 1517 “Monopusher split second chronograph” with column wheels in 18K rose Gold. It is imbued by traditional chronographs and developed exclusively for Only Watch. • Overall diameter: 33.60 mm • Casing-up diameter: 33.20 mm • Overall height: 6.80 mm • Height of winding stem: 2.20 mm • Diameter of stern: S1.20 mm • Indications: Central hours, minutes, chronograph and split-seconds • Small second counter at 9 h. • 30 minutes chronograph counter at 3 h. • Main features: Monopusher split-second chronograph with manual winding • Position 1: Winding / Position 2: time setting • Start – stop – reset pusher at 2h. Split-second pusher at 4h. • Characteristics: In-line lever escapement,15-tooth wheel – Balance with 4 inertia weights – Flat Anachron microflamed spring – Mobile stud holder – Free-sprung balance – Nivatronic laser-welded to the collet – Pinned GE stud – Crown with 2 positions. • Amplitude: 12 h flat: > 300° • 12 h vertical: > 260° • Frequency: 21’600 v/h, 3 Hz • Power reserve: 80 hours with chronograph • Finishing: High grade – Circular stripes on the bridges – Baseplate partly circular grained – Polished screw heads with chamfered slots – Pegs with polished rounded ends – Steel parts with polished chamfers – Straight graining • Number of parts: Movement 251 – Case on leather strap 297 – Jewels 27 • Estimate: CHF 200’000.- / 400’000.-