F.P. Journe celebrates its chronometer with new rose gold movement
F.P. Journe unveiled its highly-complicated Chronomètre à Résonance back in the year 2000, and the model was immediately celebrated for its interesting dial and complex movement.
Twenty years on, and F.P. Journe is celebrating its now-iconic model with a pair of watches with a new movement that has been constructed in rose gold.
Rose gold is not often used in the making of movements, as the cogs and gears that power complicated watches need to be very strong (while rose gold is notoriously soft).
Both watches come in at 40-millimetres, with either a platinum of 18k rose gold body. Each is paired with either a white gold or rose gold dial, respectively.
There are two large subdials on the face, indicating 12 and 24-hour times, along with a small second near the bottom. The power reserve indicator sits on top of the dial.
More significantly, is that rose gold in-house movement. The manual-wind calibre 1520 make use of 62-jewels and comes with a power reserve of 42-hours. F.P. Journe made use of the metal by ensuring no rose gold elements would be put under undue stress.
As one of the brand’s most complicated watches, the timepiece is operated by the two crowns – the first to adjust the time and the second to adjust the second hand.
Both 20th-anniversary additions of the Chronomètre à Résonance will be available in limited quantities starting this summer. The 18k rose gold version will cost around US$106,800 while the platinum costs US$110,600.
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