F.P. Journe
Chronomètre Bleu Byblos “Arabic”

  • Collection: Chronomètre Bleu Byblos
  • Model reference: Chronomètre Bleu Byblos Arabic
  • Case/Size: Tantalum, 39mm
  • Dial: Mediterranean blue
  • Movement: Manual-winding
  • Functions: Hours, minute
  • Specificity: *Limited to 20 pieces
  • Price: Upon Request


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The chronometre bleu is the most wanted piece from the manufacture FP Journe, it was a very new approach to use Tantalum for the 39mm case, a rare dark grey metal which isn’t use much in watchmaking.
It houses as rose gold manual-winding movement with a power reserve of 56 hours.

*The present watch is a special limited edition of 99 pieces named ‘Byblos‘ after the ancestral Lebanese city.  It was release to commemorate the opening of the 10th F.P. Journe boutique in Beirut.
A very first for a FP Journe watch, the watch has a semi-skeleton dial, partly circular grained base plate with barleycorn guilloché. The blue chapter ring depicts the Mediterranean sky and its fiery sun. We can notice the letter J for Journe, in the Phoenician alphabet means it evokes the hand and thus artisanship. J is also the 10th letter of the alphabet and thus ideally representative of the brand’s 10th boutique.
Only 20 pieces were made with these ‘Eastern Arabic’ numerals and another 79 Chronomètre Bleu ‘Byblos’ with normal “Western Arabic” numerals for a total of 99 watches altogether.

– This timepiece is very coveted and remarkably rare to find, viewing is possible preferably by appointment



F.P. Journe – Bio

François-Paul Journe was born in Marseille in 1959. An unruly child, he was sent to a local technical college at the age of 14. He went on to graduate from the Paris watchmaking school in 1976.
In 1982, after five years of work, he finished his tourbillon – and it work !
He founded the F.P. Journe company in 1999, have ever since stunned the world year after year with the visually distinctive and technically innovative watches.
The motto of the brand, Invenit et Fecit (Latin for “[He] invented it and made it”) denotes that the company builds the entirety of the watches. Journe often designs brand new movements, even inventing completely new systems, like the famous resonance chronometer.

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Accompanied by "FP Journe" limited edition warranty certificate, product literature and a wooden presentation box