Based on their limited edition F.P. Journe Special 30th Anniversary Tourbillon that was released in October 2013, the 2014 F.P. Journe 10th Anniversary Tourbillon was produced to celebrate two landmark events in its short biography: the 10th anniversary of their first boutique in Tokyo, Japan and the opening of the tenth F.P. Journe boutique in Beirut, Lebanon. Predictably, the timekeeper’s total production was limited to just ten pieces, with only one of them going to each of their shops around the world.
Mostly known for its avant-gardist approach to design, this time the Geneva-based brand decided to take a more classical way. Their F.P. Journe Special 30th Anniversary Tourbillon features everything that you might expect from a highly exclusive vintage-styled timekeeper including a solid hunter-style case back cover with meticulously executed barleycorn guilloche.
The new F.P.Journe Chronometre Optimum is powered by a unique hand-wound caliber. Crafted from 18-karat rose gold and painstakingly decorated, the movement sports a double-barrel design with a high-performance bi-axial escapement and even a natural dead beat second indicator (although you won’t see it most of the time since it is visible only through the transparent case back of the piece.)
With its F.P. Journe Octa Sport, the Swiss brand doubles the number of sporty, full-aluminum models that it has in its LineSport collection. The all-aluminum craze was started last year when F.P. Journe introduced its bizarre Centigraphe Sport chronograph.
F.P. Journe, one of the most refined and innovating Swiss manufactures, has recently presented its new Octa UTC Automatic model that allows you to set secondary time by simply choosing one of 24 geographical zones.
The 2010 hand-wound F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu (ref. 11874) brings you an in-house Calibre 1304 movement, which is hidden inside a finely crafted, extra slender case made from tantalum: a highly corrosion-resistant metal that you will rarely see outside of mobile phones, computers and other sorts of electronic gadgets that surround us in our life.