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F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Resonance Brass Movement Platinum 38mm – Exceedingly Rare & Important

F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Resonance Brass Movement Platinum 38mm – Exceedingly Rare & Important
Box: YES
Papers: YES
Year: 2002
Condition Report: A truly exceptional collector example F.P. Journe’s original Resonance. Comes with all original FPJ box, papers, and card (warranty card dated 2002) *PLEASE NOTE: This is both a stunning and exceedingly rare example of a 38mm Platinum cased brass movement Chronomètre à Resonance, this piece is now discontinued, out of production and unavailable via F.P. Journe points of sale.
**Launched in 2000 the Chronomètre à Resonance had a seminal effect in the horological world as it was the world’s first wristwatch using the resonance phenomenon. The movement is composed of two independent balances alternatively serving as an “exciter” and “resonator”. When in motion, the balances create the resonance effect and beat in opposition, naturally evening out each other’s discrepancies and thus permitting greater accuracy.
Journe’s quest of chronometry and accuracy inspired him to use a system originally devised by the great 18th century watchmaker Antide Janvier and for the first time miniaturize it into pocket watch format first in 1983 and push the boundaries into creating a wristwatch 17 years later.
Not only a wonderful tribute to technical watchmaking, the Chronomètre à Resonance is also an extremely useful dual time watch. In recent times, these early and rare first generation examples with a brass movement and a 38mm diameter case made between 2000 – 2005 are of very high demand by collectors due to its technical prowess combined with the historical relevance to the heritage of the young firm.
The present example is of the rare and desirable first generation example from circa 2002. Offered with its full set of accessories and offered in attractive condition boasting an unpolished case, this rare timepiece will surely be a great addition to any of the world’s finest collection of fine timepieces.
Case Size: 38mm
Case Metal: Platinum
Movement: Manual, cal. 1499, 36 jewels
Power Reserve: 40 hours
Dial Color: Yellow Gold Gilt
Strap/Bracelet: Taupe Calfskin
Buckle: Platinum Tang Buckle
Complications: Dual Time, Power Reserve
Exhibition Caseback: Yes
Warranty: 1-year SC&L Certified Preowned Warranty
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