Chronomètre Souverain Reserve Havana

  • Collection: Chronomètre Souverain
  • Model reference: Chronomètre Souverain Reserve Havana
  • Case/Size: Platinum, 40mm
  • Dial: Guilloché Havana brown
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Hours, minute and power reserve
  • Condition / Year: Mint / 2021

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Description

Invenit et Fecit – Invented and Made
François-Paul Journe is one of the most respected watchmakers of our time. He is considered to be a link between the 18th century watchmakers and the modern era – a reference he has earned through his work which is a combination of old school horology inventiveness and modern technology, presented as timepieces that are beautifully hand-finished.

In 1983, he completed his first tourbillon pocket watch and in 1991, launched the prototype of his first wristwatch “Tourbillon Souverain”, incorporating a remontoire within a wristwatch for the very first time. The plate, the bridges, as well as the gear-trains were crafted entirely in 18K Gold, which has since become a trademark character of most FP Journe watches.

The watch officially debuted in 1999, along with 2 more timepieces, namely Chronomètre à Résonance and Octa Reserve de Marche. The launches came as an announcement that FP Journe (the brand) has arrived. ‘Montres Journe SA’ was now a registered brand.

Since then, FP Journe has surprised the watch community with several inventions and unconventional timepieces, making him the only three-time winner of the grand title of Aiguille d’Or at GPHG.

He has also won several other awards at this prestigious annual event, including the prize for the Best Men’s Watch for his Chronomètre Souverain launched in 2005.

 

The present reference features an incredible Havana guilloché Silver dial. It is housed in a classical 40mm platinum case which is just 8.6mm thick, with short tapered lugs slightly flowing downwards, adding to its slimness and wearer comfort.

The gorgeous Havana guilloché dial displays the hours/minutes, an off-centered small-seconds register and an unconventional ‘reverse’ power reserve indicator.

On the inside is the hand-wound Calibre 1304 finished to the F.P. Journe standards. The contrast of the Geneva stripes on the solid gold bridges with polished anglage and the perlage on the baseplate is simply breathtaking.

This incredible timepiece is offered on a hand-stitched brown alligator strap.

 

 

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.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by a leather card holder with FP Journe international warranty card, product literature and a wooden presentation box