F.P. Journe: Chronomètre à Résonance With Analog 24 Hour Display

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Chronomètre à Résonance
Any animate body transmits a vibration to its environment. When another body picks up this vibration, it absorbs its energy and begins to vibrate at the same frequency. The first is called the “exciter” and the second the “resonator”. This physical phenomenon as known as “resonance”.
Chronomètre à Résonance

Starting from this principle and inspired by the Antide Janvier’s double pendulum -master watchmaker of the XVIII century- after severals years of study and projects, in 2000, François-Paul Journe reinterprets this phenomenon in a wrist watch… the Chronomètre à Résonance.

Chronomètre à Résonance

This year, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Chronomètre à Résonance, F.P. Journe proposes a version with a special dial that will be produced only during the year 2019. The hour dial at 3h maintain an analog 12 hour indication while the dial at 9h features for this edition an analog 24 hour indication.

Chronomètre à Résonance

The subtle 18K rose gold mechanism with its two perfectly synchronized beating mechanical heats for an unequaled precision in a wristwatch are visible through a sapphire crystal case-back. The 2019 edition of the Chronomètre à Résonance is available in two versions: one with a platinum case and white gold dial, the other entirely in 18K 6N gold. The two dials in silver guilloche Clous de Paris indicating the hours and minutes can also be set on two different time zones.

Chronomètre à Résonance

The Chronomètre à Résonance is imbued with a profoundly poetic depth, and remains, 18 years later, the most precise mechanical watch in contemporary watch making.