Monday, August 14, 2017

F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Only Watch

Prestigious independent watch manufacture F.P.Journe has developed an entirely new watch exclusively for the 7th edition of Only Watch charity auction. This one-of-a-kind mechanical timepiece comes dressed in a Tantalum case measuring 44 mm diameter.
The Blue Chrome dial, 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.
Stop seconds function of this watch is controlled with two pushers - pusher at 2h for the chronograph and pusher at 4h for the rattrapante (split-seconds).
A movement of 15 lines in 18K rose Gold, constructed in the purest horological tradition, each lever and spring is mirror polished, featuring a long autonomy of 80 hours and make it possible to use the chronograph and the split-seconds efficiently after 2 days.

Technical details
Model: Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante
Unique watch developed exclusively for Only Watch

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

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.

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

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
Frequency: 21'600 v/h, 3 Hz
Amplitude: 12 h flat : > 300° , 12 h vertical : > 260°
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 and straight graining

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

Bracelet
Alligator bracelet lined in Alligator

Estimate
CHF 200,000 - 400,000 (183,000 - 365,000 €/208,000 - 415,000 $)

1 comment:

  1. Update:-
    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.

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