Friday, May 5, 2017

F.P.Journe Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire - Limited Series for the 10th Anniversary of the Geneva F.P.Journe Boutique

The Anniversary Centigraphe celebrates the 10th Anniversary of each F.P.Journe Boutique. After Hong Kong and Tokyo, the Geneva F.P.Journe Boutique was the third to celebrate its Anniversary, unveiling its Anniversary Edition in a limited Series of 10 pieces. . Each piece is numbered followed by the name of the corresponding city.

This exclusive edition is made in a perfect harmony of colours: a 40mm polished Titanium case, a Ruthenium dial with sapphire registers, an 18K Gold crown and rocker, the emblematic mechanical movement with manual winding in 18K rose Gold and the burgundy alligator strap.

The Anniversary Centigraphe is exclusively available in the Boutique celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Geneva introduced its anniversary watch with a retrospective exhibition of the F.P.Journe Anniversary Series (Chronomètre Souverain 2005 - Chronomètre à Résonance 2006 - Tourbillon Souverain 2007 - Octa Perpétuelle 2010).
The Centigraphe is a spectacular mechanical chronograph that indicates elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials, each with a time scale in red.

On the left, the 100th of a second hand revolves around the dial in one second and the hand on the right revolves once every 20 seconds. The hand at 6 o’clock makes a tour in 10 minutes.

The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker located at 2 o’clock in the case band. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented. A second patent was granted for the mechanism’s ingenious configuration, which effectively isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function. This means the balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running.

The Centigraphe Souverain contributes to the medical research of the ICM. In purchasing the Centigraphe, you are also supporting the medical research carried out by the ICM – Institute of Brain and Spinal Cord in Paris - to help find a cure for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.

The Centigraphe Souverain was awarded the « l’Aiguille d’Or » (the Golden Hand ) at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie of Geneva in 2008. It was also elected Watch of the Year on timezone.com in 2009.

The next Boutiques celebrating their Anniversaries will be Paris in 2018; Beijing and New York in 2019; Bal Harbour in 2022; Los Angeles in 2023 and last but not least Beirut in 2024.

Technical details
Model: Centigraphe Boutiques Anniversary

Movement
Calibre 1506
Manual winding
Movement in 18K rose gold
Jewels: 50

Dimensions of the Movement
Overall diameter: 34.40 mm
Casing-up diameter: 34.00 mm
Overall height: 5.60 mm
Height of hands: 1.45 mm

Balance
Free-sprung balance
Four adjustable inertia weights
Anachron balance spring
Mobile stud holders
Pinned GE stud
Spring pinned to the collet
Frequency: 21,600v/h (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mg/cm2
Angle of lift: 52°

Escapement
In-line lever escapement - 15-tooth escape wheel

Power Reserve
Over 80 hours with the chronograph stopped
24 hours with the chronograph running

Finishes
Circular stripes on the bridges
Circular graining on the baseplate
Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
Pegs with polished rounded ends
Straight-grained steel work


Indications
Central hours and minutes
One-second chronograph: register at 10 o’clock
20-seconds chronograph: register at 2 o’clock
10-minutes chronograph: register at 6 o’clock
Chronograph Separate chronograph train driven by directly from the mainspring
1/100th second readout

Case
Titanium grade 5, polished
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Total height: 10.70 mm
Numbered Genève 1 to 10

Control rocker
18K red Gold
Rocker arm to start, stop and zero the chronograph

Crown
18K red Gold
Three-position winding crown
Position 0, disengaged
Position 1, winding
Position 2, time-setting

Dial
Ruthenium with sapphire registers and polished steel circle

Strap
Burgundy alligator with 18K red Gold clasp

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