Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Journe Wins Top Watch

The luxury watch business awarded its top 2006 awards in November at the garnd Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve ceremonies in Geneva.

The competition is open to all watch brands and companies. Some 1500 guests attended the gala event at the Grand Theatre.

Independent watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe has added a ninth model to his eponymous brand’s Octa collection, called the F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel, a perpetual calendar timepiece with an instantaneous jump function. The watch, which will be limited to 900 pieces, made its debut in Geneva during the SIHH and GTE watch fairs. A perpetual calendar (“quantième [...]
The Chronomètre Optimum, which F.P. Journe calls the “masterpiece” of its eponymous brand’s Souveraine collection, incorporates in its manufacture movement all of the technologies that Journe has developed — which have previously debuted in other Souveraine watches — to ensure ideal timekeeping precision and stability. Click here to see photos of the F.P. Journe Chronomètre Optimum Click below for [...]
Even though he has created many very complicated watches, French watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe has always been interested in accuracy above all. His newest timepiece, the Chronomètre Optimum, which made its debut last week at the F.P. Journe boutique in New York City, takes the quest for timekeeping precision to a new level. The Chronomètre Optimum, [...]
At the European Watch of the Year event, held at the London May Fair Hotel on October 2nd, 2012, F.P. Journe won the “Best Men’s Watch 2012″ award for its Chronomètre Souverain. The Chronomètre Souverain is insipired by early 19th-century marine chronometry, including a twin-barrel movement for precision timekeeping. We tested this watch earlier this [...]
F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain is renowned for its rarity and collectibility, but how well does it function as a timekeeper? WatchTime’s Alexander Linz puts the watch through its paces in our exclusive test; Nik Schölzel provides the breathtaking original photography. The watch world first began to take notice of François-Paul Journe in 1986, when he [...]


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