When dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant, it’s inappropriate to order a fine example of haute cuisine and kill it with Heinz ketchup. Likewise, dangling furry dice from a Bentley’s rearview mirror is out of place. Unparalleled creation should be respected.
Close to Geneva’s retail boulevards and seemingly far from the shopper’s world, this is a sanctuary for those with a discerning temperament. FP Journe cheap is headquartered in Rue de l’Arquebuse. The company’s premises serve three purposes: it holds the administrative functions of the company, it is a boutique, and most importantly, it hosts some of the finest watchmaking that can be found anywhere on the planet.
As the heavy door opened for me, I was warmly received by my host, and I entered a familiar world. At least twice a year, I make a pilgrimage to FP Journe’s highly regarded watchmaking factory. The walls are adorned with horological artifacts and books, while light floods the spacious room, providing the most discerning eye with a means of seeing the remarkable quality up close. Along with the many visual spectacles among me, there is a soothing soundtrack of ticks and ticks. Luxurious furniture, optimally positioned around the room, exudes sophistication. Wearing a casual suit, I feel well dressed and ready to rate the new FP Journe LineSport Centrigraphe.
The FP Journe LineSport Centrigraphe is now available in platinum or 18 karat 6N yellow gold. The chosen case material determines the tone of the dial. 18-karat 6N yellow gold case with “ruthenium-plated” silver guilloché dial. The latter treatment fills the dial with shades of grey.
Matte 5N gold hands effectively display the hours and minutes. Their curvaceous lines fit with FP Journe’s tried-and-true design language and successfully combine functionality and beauty with radiant effects.
No aspect of the FP Journe timepiece is perfunctory, and that includes the indexes. Applied Roman numerals, made of 18 karat 6N gold to convey the message with incredible balance. The high-end brand has skillfully manipulated the digital scales to inject another oomph into the dial. The white chemin de fer follows tradition and makes reading meeting minutes easier.
However, I’m saving this for last. Positioned center stage, the three chronographs, combined with the mirror-polished frame, have equal prominence. Each register is the same size, with silver guilloche and slim red hands. 20-second counter at 2 o’clock, 10-minute counter at 6 o’clock and 1-second counter at 10 o’clock. The latter indication gets the most attention, making a frantic detour every second.
This remarkable chronograph can measure elapsed time to an incredible 1/100th of a second. Furthermore, it can display this information in a highly legible, easily interpretable form.
FPJourne chose to house the watch in a case made from 18 karat 6N gold. This gives the watch a distinctive red hue that surpasses even the ebullient performance of the more commonly used 5N red gold. This shade gives the FP Journe LineSport Centrigraphe an amazing aesthetic look.
The bezel elegantly blends black and gold tones, while the crown at 4 o’clock lives up to another of the brand’s legendary design codes.
At 2 o’clock, a patented rocker mechanism starts, stops and resets the chronograph. While some brands are obsessed with chronograph precision, they seem to forget the importance of the wearer’s interaction with the putter. The joystick is more intuitive to use than normal buttons, so the time from observing an event to starting the chronograph is shorter, providing a more accurate measurement of elapsed time. François-Paul Journe has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to see details overlooked by his contemporaries.
Apart from the highly polished vertical sides, the bracelet has a matte finish. Once again, this subtle detailing sets this watch apart from competing watches, but without sacrificing beauty and taste.
The Calibre 1506 is a hand-wound movement that can be seen through the exhibition caseback. As with most of FPJourne’s movements, it is crafted in 18-karat rose gold.
Any FP Journe movement has two things in common: technical prowess and finishing. The Calibre 1506 installed on the FP Journe LineSport Centrigraphe continued this reputation.
François-Paul Journe chose to equip the chronograph with its own drive train, driven directly by the mainspring. When starting many chronographs, the amplitude of the balance wheel decreases, reducing accuracy. Calibre 1506 has two independent trains, which solves this problem, ensuring that the time indication is not affected. When the chronograph is inactive, the watch has a power reserve of 80 hours. When the chronograph is running, it goes down to 24 hours.
The Monsieur Journe is also equipped with a movement with a free-spring balance. By adjusting the four masses mounted on the spokes of the balance wheel, a competent watchmaker is able to change the moment of inertia, increasing/decreasing the ratio. This provides superior precision compared to common curb adjusters.
Gold is one of the least reactive metals in existence, so it does not corrode easily. However, most watchmakers avoid this material because it is so soft that it is easy to mark with random tools. Nonetheless, the punctual watchmakers at FP Journe clearly operate the tools with dexterity and composure. Clearly, FP Journe watches are designed to last for generations. high quality replica watches
Côtes de Genève pattern and gold-engraved text on the plywood. The baseplate features a pearl pattern and the crown wheel features a sunburst pattern. Each screw head is polished, gleaming, and has a chamfered groove. The nails have polished rounded ends.
Viewing the movement through the sapphire crystal, every visible jewel, pin and screw is housed in a polished sink. The dip provides a gleaming edge between the deck and the sides. Every element of the movement has an extraordinary look.
My love for the FP Journe LineSport Centrigraphe is obvious. I have considered every element of this watch and can’t seem to find a fault. It offers the ownership experience that most self-respecting enthusiasts should aspire to experience.
In fact, the term “experience” seems most apt when entering the realm of FP Journe and its esteemed founder, François-Paul Journe. There is a sense of occasion. The watch sits on a gorgeous brown tray, the timepiece is always handled with gloves, and a magnifying glass is provided to see every square millimeter of perfection. best quality replica watches
I’ve never taken a “wrist photo” of an FP Journe watch because it looks almost disrespectful. These watches, like the peerless pieces I mentioned earlier, deserve respect. In fact, the next time I go to the company’s boutique, I’ll probably consider wearing a black tie suit.
Model: FP Journe LineSport Centrigraphe
Case: 18-karat 6N gold; diameter 44mm; height 10.95mm; sapphire crystal and sapphire case back
Functions: hours; minutes; chronograph
Movement: Calibre 1506; hand-wound movement; frequency 21,600 VpH (3Hz); 50 jewels; power reserve 80 hours chronograph idle / 24 hours chronograph running
Strap: 18-carat 6N gold bracelet with adjustable folding clasp