Monday, January 25, 2016

F.P. Journe Élégante 48 mm

The revolutionary electro-mechanical movement of the élégante, its very long autonomy and its exceptional comfort of use is now available in 48mm.

The pure aesthetics of the flat Tortue case, whose design is trademarked ®, doesn’t lose any of its elegance and establishes a contemporary urban style. It is enlarged for the pleasure of larger wrists or for those who like to wear oversized watches.
It took 8 years of research by F.P. Journe to develop this innovative electro-mechanical concept. The calibre 1210 provides a great comfort of use and the performances of an electro-mechanical watch combining reliability and precision. The élégante features the only electro-mechanical movement conceived and created for the luxury market and offering a true vision of luxury.
Adapted to modern life rhythm, the faithful élégante F.P. Journe goes in stand-by mode after 30 minutes motionless, the mechanical motion detector visible at 4h30 is at rest. During this standby mode, the micro processor continues to keep time, while the mechanical parts, gears, rotors and hands stop turning. Thus the energy saved provides a very long autonomy from 8 to 10 years in daily use, while up to 18 years in standby mode. When moved, the élégante sets itself automatically to the current time, taking the shortest path - either clockwise or counter clockwise.

All the mechanical parts of its movement are manufactured in the Geneva workshops of the Manufacture, based on the brand’s own criteria of excellence in state-of-the-art haute horology. The electronic components are developed by a Swiss engineer and made in Switzerland according to exclusive and exacting standards, with a microprocessor specifically created for the élégante.
The luminescent dial of the élégante provides perfect legibility, by day and by night, and in the dark, the hands count off the hours, as in a shadow theatre. The ergonomic shape of the dark blue rubber strap perfectly embraces any wrist. It is completed with a deployant clasp in Steel and Titanium.

The élégante will be available in the 10 F.P. Journe Boutiques, the 9 Espaces as well as from selected official F.P. Journe retailers.

Technical details
Calibre 1210
Patented two-rotor motor
Dedicated processor, specific functions and low consumption
Quartz frequency: 32’768 Hz.

Movement dimensions
Overall dimensions: 28.5 x 28.3 mm
Casing-up: 27.9 x 27.7 mm
Overall Height: 3.13 mm
Height of winding stem: 1.10 mm
Diameter of stem thread: S 0.90 mm

Standby after 30 minutes motionless
Restart and automatic time setting when the watch is put back on
Motion detector with inertia weight visible on the dial
2 position hand setting stem

Main characteristics
Time adjustment in position 2 of the hand-setting stem
Stop second in time setting position (crown pulled)

Daily use: 8 to 10 years
Standby: 18 years

Central hours and minutes
Small second at 6h00

Dimensions: Flat Tortue 48 x 40 mm
Total thickness: 7.35 mm

Golden movement 4N
Engraved and decorated battery bridge
Cotes de Genève
Screw heads polished and bevelled
Pegs with polished rounded ends

Blued hands
Inner dial in Superluminova
Outer dial with screwed indices

Blue rubber, Titanium deployant clasp

Number of components
Number of jewels: 18
Movement: 132
Including case and strap: 165

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