F. P. Journe Chronometre Souveraine Mother of Pearl
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F. P. Journe
Chronomètre Nacre

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Originally introduced in 2005, the Chronométre Souverain pays homage to Marine Chronometers of the early 19th Century. Shortly after its unveiling, the reference ‘CS’ was awarded the Men’s Favourite Watch by the Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogie circa 2005. The rather simplistic three-hand timepiece was a design masterstroke according to the late Eugenio Zigliotto who described the reference as a classic for the next 50 years. 

The Dial

Upon its launch, the Chronomètre Souverain was originally only made available with a silver dial, since then several other configurations have been introduced perhaps none more exciting than the Nacre (french for mother of pearl) dial. The mother of pearl dial was introduced in 2012 and this particular example was originally sold in 2012, at the time both 38mm and 40mm cases were made available for this reference. 

The silver dial features a Clous de Paris pattern in the centre, while the outer track features a single piece of precisely cut mother of pearl. The blue embossed Arabic numerals vary in size due to the subsidiary seconds found between 7 and 8 o’clock. The power reserve indicator is found at 3 o’clock, showing 56 hours. When fully wounded the power reserve indicator reads 0 and as the barrels unwind, the reserve would indicate how many hours since the timepiece was last wound, similar to marine chronometer clocks. The contrast between the Clous de Paris, Circular Guilloche, Blue Steeled hands and Mother of Pearl makes this particular reference captivating. This particular configuration is exclusive to F. P. Journe Boutiques and Espaces. 

The Movement

The distinction between the manually wound and automatic movements can be divided into the following, Octa (automatic) and Souverain (manually wound). This manually wound 18-carat gold movement, calibre 1304, measures 3.75mm thick allowing for the overall dimensions of the Chonometre Souverain to remain modest at 40mm x 8.60mm. The movement features twin barrels, similar to the classic configuration of precision watches, resulting in stable power transmitted to the movement. The architecture of the movement is visible through a sapphire case back, most of the gear chain is hidden beneath the dial.  The baseplate is decorated with perlage and meulé Soleil cotes and the screw heads are black polished. 

This F. P. Journe Chronomètre Souverain comes with its original F. P. Journe boxes and guaranty card. 

Brand: F. P. Journe
Model: Chronomètre Souverain Nacre
Movement: Caliber 1304
Case Diameter: 40mm
Year: 2012 (sold)
Box & Papers: Full Set  

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F. P. Journe

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40-42mm

Style

Casual, Dress

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