F.P. Journe Chronometre A Resonance With Analog 24 Hour Display (Pictures and Prices)
For the 20th Anniversary of the Chronomètre à Résonance, F.P. Journe proposes a version with a special dial that will be produced only during the year 2019. The hour dial at 3h maintain an analog 12 hour indication while the dial at 9h features for this edition an analog 24 hour indication.
The subtle 18K rose Gold mechanism with its two perfectly synchronized beating mechanical hearts for an unequaled precision in a wristwatch are visible through a sapphire crystal case- back. The 2019 edition of the Chronomètre à Résonance is available in two versions: one with a Platinum case and white Gold dial, the other entirely in 18K 6N Gold. The two dials in Silver guilloche Clous de Paris indicating the hours and minutes can also be set on two different time zones.
The F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance is imbued with a profoundly poetic depth, and remains, 18 years later, the most precise mechanical watch in contemporary watch making.
The resonance phenomenon is two frequencies which harmonize
Any animate body transmits a vibration to its environment. When another body picks up this vibration, it absorbs its energy and begins to vibrate at the same frequency. The first is called the “exciter” and the second the “resonator”. This physical phenomenon known as “resonance” is an integral part of our daily life and yet we hardly even notice it.
When we are looking for a program on the radio, it crackles until the chosen wavelengths meet those of the transmitter: only then do they harmonize to begin resonating together.
Resonance concerns all fields including those related to mechanical engineering, music and human beings, as confirmed by musician Keith Jarrett: “This is particularly obvious in music, since lutes and sitars, for example, have strings whose only reason for existence is to vibrate by resonance; the musician never touches them, despite their proximity to the strings that are plucked.”
F.P. Journe Chronometre A Resonance with Analog 24 Hour Display
Movement: Calibre 1499.3 in 18K rose Gold; Manual winding / 27 turns of crown
· Overall diameter: 32.60 mm
· Casing-up diameter: 32 mm
· Overall height: 4.20 mm
· Height of winding stem: 2.59 mm
· Diameter of stem thread: S1.00 mm
· Diameter of reset to zero stem: S1.2 mm
· 2 flat microflamed Anachron balance spring
· 2 mobile stud carriers
· 2 free sprung balance springs
· 2 spring laser pinned to Nivatronic collets
· Pinned GE studs
· Reset to zero button for seconds
· Frequency: 21,600v/h, 3Hz
· Inertia: 10.10 mg/cm2; Angle of lift: 52°
· Amplitude: 0h dial up: > 320°; 24h dial up: > 270°
· 2 independent linear escapements, 15 teeth
· 2 independent balances with 4 inertia weight
· 2 position winding crown
· Correction of the hour at 12h: for left dial by winding crown in one direction, and in the opposite direction for right dial
· Resetting of the seconds by pulling the button at 4h
Indications: Double display: Left analog - indicating 24 hours; Right analog - indicating 12 hours; 2 small seconds at 6h; Power reserve at 11h
Power Reserve: 40 hours ± 2
Finishing: High quality; Circular graining on baseplate; Screw heads polished and bevelled, with chamfered slots; Pegs with polished rounded ends
· Platinum or 18K 6N Gold
· Diameter: 40.00 mm
· Total height: 9.00 mm
Dial: 18K white or 6N Gold and white Silver guilloche counters
Number of parts:
· Movement without dial: 286
· Cased up with strap: 325
· Jewels: 40
The price for the F.P. Journe Chronometre A Resonance with Analog 24 Hour Display is CHF 80,200 for the rose gold and CHF 84,100 for the platinum version.