Tuesday, July 14, 2015

F.P.Journe « Tourbillon Souverain Bleu » Only Watch

F.P.Journe participates for the first time to ONLY WATCH charity auction in order to support the scientific research to fight against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM). A unique watch is created especially for the occasion, the « Tourbillon Souverain Bleu ».
It is also the first time ever that a tourbillon is made with a case entirely in Tantalum. The very astonishing blue chrome dial reflects like a mirror and its color changes according to light. Its F.P.Journe movement in 18K rose Gold features the renowned remontoire (constant force device) and the dead beat second.
The ONLY WATCH charity auction will take place in Geneva on 7 November 2015.

Technical details
TOURBILLON SOUVERAIN BLEU

Movement
Calibre F.P.Journe 1403
Movement in 18K rose Gold
Manually wound by 20 turns
Overall diameter: 32.40 mm
Cased-up diameter: 32.00 mm
Overall height : 7.15 mm
Height of winding stem: 2.53 mm
Diameter of stem thread: S1.20 mm

Balance:
4 inertia weights
Anachron balance spring with Phillips overcoil
Fixed balance spring stud holder
Without index
Spring pinned to collet
Pinned GE stud
Frequency: 21'600 VPH, 3 Hz
Inertia: 11.00 mgcm2
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 0 h dial up : > 280° & 24 h dial up: > 280°

Main characteristics
Tourbillon with constant force and dead seconds
2 positions winding crown
Manual winding in position 1
Time adjustment by crown in position 2
Escapement: 15 tooth escape wheel; 90° Anchor fork
Power reserve: 42 ± 2 hours


Decoration
Circular stripes on the bridges
Geneva waves on baseplate
Screw heads polished and bevelled
Pegs with polished rounded ends

Indications
Hours and minutes at 3h00
Sub-seconds at 6h00
Power reserve at 12h00

Case
Tantalum (Unique piece)
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 9.90 mm

Dial
Chrome Blue (Unique piece)

Number of components

Movement: 179
Cased on leather strap: 218
Jewels: 26

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