FP Journe Chronomètre à Résonance RT


The RT series Resonance (RT stands for Resonance Trois) is the most bizarrely distinct in all his five series so far. For no logic I can understand, Journe decided to make the left hand time zone a disc display, while the right remained unaltered. It was the tenth anniversary of the Chronomètre à Résonance, and…

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Steel FP Journe Chronomètre à Résonance RN


Steel and Journe are almost antonyms, in FP precious metal is the standard. That is, except for one short blip around 2015 (forgetting minute repeaters and the Holland & Holland). Collectors will know, there are two closely linked, but slightly separate major transitions in FP Journe’s history. The first came when his movement’s base metal…

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Brass Movement FP Journe Chronomètre à Résonance

Patek owns the perpetual calendar chronograph. If I say GMT you’re thinking of the soda company synonymous, not Omega. MB&F invented, and now owns, the double chronograph (not to be confused with split seconds). Almost every watch complication has a luminary entrant that dominants enthusiast headspace. FP Journe may have started with the tourbillon, but,…

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Second Series RN FP Journe Chronomètre à Résonance


In 2004, FP Journe made a fairly monumental shift to begin manufacturing all of their movements from 18k gold, following brass. In that year, Journe updated the Resonance with a new reference, the RN (Resonance Nouveau) series with a 1499.2 calibre. Shortly thereafter, that movement was updated to include a power reserve in the 1499.3…

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MOP ‘Parking Meter’ FP Journe Chronomètre à Résonance


Bizarre trends form consistently in a fascination as niche as ours. One, a recurring feature here, is in-period unpopularity leading to latter rarity and, by extension, collectability. The logic behind this process is, perhaps, questionable. Yet, the effect is no less real or common for its dubious nature. However, the speed with which these processes…

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