Geneva, 11 November 2017 - The Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu, entirely new watch developed by F.P.Journe for exclusively for Only Watch sold during the Only Watch auction in Geneva for the astounding price of CHF 1'150'000 in front of a packed room where the most important collectors in the world were gathering for this unique charitable event.

F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu
F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu‍

With its unique caliber in 18K rose gold, its unique blue chrome adorned with an unusual topography and enhanced with vivid colors and its unique case of 44mm in Tantalum, the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu by F.P.Journe is a major Haute Horology work of Art.

F.P.Journe declares : “I am happy our watch had obtained such a high price for a charitable cause. I committed fully with the creation of this unique timepiece that allowed to gather such an important amount of money for the Association Monegasque for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. “

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‍F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu

Technical Specification of 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.

F.P. Journe Chronographe Movement

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.

F.P. Journe Rattrapante

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

Rattrapante Movement

Number of parts: Movement 251; Case on leather strap 297; Jewels 27

Estimate: - CHF 200'000.- / 400'000.-

Sold for: CHF 1'150'000.-

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