F.P. Journe originally created the gorgeous and intricately-crafted Chronomètre à Résonance twenty years ago, even though it looks like a well-preserved vintage timepiece from the 1920s. It has long been perhaps their most well-known model, in part due to its complex and sophisticated design. It's the kind of watch that merits some celebrations, so Journe is issuing two flavors of the Chronomètre for 2020 and they have been upgraded to a brand-new calibre 1520 movement.
Those new "flavors" are part of why this isn't a watch you casually pick up at the store. Inside both the platinum and the rose gold versions the movement has been crafted from 18 karat rose gold and the mechanical, manually wound watch has 42 hours worth of power reserve, which is tracked by a small dial at the top of the face.
Journe has tinkered with more than the calibre as well, reducing the internal workings from a doubled to a single mainspring barrel. Time is displayed in equal-sized dials for 12 and 24-hour increments with 60-second subdials.
See tech specs from the manufacturer below.
CHRONOMÈTRE À RÉSONANCE, Calibre 1520
- 18K rose Gold
- Manual winding
- 31 turns of crown
- Overall diameter : 34.60 mm
- Casing-up diameter : 34.20 mm
- Overall height : 7.97 mm
- Height of winding stem : 3.39 mm
- Diameter of stem thread : S1.20 mm
The Chronomètre à Résonance will be available in two sizes as well, 40 and 42mm. It will be available from F.P. Journe retail outlets in the summer of 2020.
Pricing ranges from $106,800 to $110,600 USD. Visit fpjourne.com for more.