By de Boulle on February 26th, 2014
Celebrating the 10 Years Anniversary Tourbillon, F.P. Journe presents an exclusive series that is limited to only 10 pieces. Such a combination of numbers could not go unnoticed, combining the 10th Anniversary of the first F.P. Journe Boutique in Tokyo, jointly with the inauguration of the 10th Boutique in Beirut.
In 2003, the first F.P. Journe Boutique of Tokyo opened. It is located in Omotesando, the St Germain des Prés of Tokyo, and is settled in one of the most beautiful architectural realisation of spirituality by Tadao Ando. The boutique has become a place of reference for the admirer of contemporary chronometry, as well as all other F.P. Journe Boutiques around the world.
François-Paul Journe proposed a unique solution for the delegation of these 10 exclusive timepieces: ‘Our ten Boutiques have each proposed us candidates among our faithful collectors. Their name will be randomly selected by draw during our annual fair in January 2014.’
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the First F.P. Journe Boutique, the Anniversary Tourbillon in Platinum presents an identical movement to the original Tourbillon of 1983, but is manufactured with 18kt rose gold which is visible through the sapphire display back. The dial is in grained in silver with a blackened hour display that is even rarer than the dial of the Black Label edition reserved for the Boutique. It is maintained by a screwed steel polished circle. The hours are indicated by the classic Breguet hands.
The platinum case measures 40mm x 9.5mm and has double sapphire crystals.
The movement is the Swiss manual-wind F.P. Journe in-house caliber 1412 with 19 jewels, 21,600 v/h and a power reserve of 56 hours. It has a grained base plate of 18kt rose gold with grained bridges of 18kt rose gold.
The escapement has 15 teeth, a 90° anchor fork and a balance that comes with 4 inertia weights. Some of the features include: a flat Anachron balance spring with Breguet overcoil, fixed stud holder that is free-sprung with a spring pinned to collet, a pinned GE stud, and 2 parallel barrels. The screw heads are polished and beveled with chamfered slots, blued screws, and pegs with polished and rounded ends.
The dial is grained in silver with the hours displayed in blackened engraved silver that is fixed by a steel polished circle (patented system) with white steel Breguet hands.
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