Final yr F.P. Journe launched its Centigraphe and Automatique Réserve in titanium, a fabric that almost all actually fits two of essentially the most sportive watches of the model. Nevertheless, treasured metals have all the time performed an important position within the universe of Journe, as gold is even his materials of option to craft actions from. It’s, due to this fact, greater than becoming that he now introduces each fashions in platinum in addition to in 18ok 6N gold.
With Journe, the distinction has all the time been not that he makes use of treasured metals, however how. To keep up the sportive character of each watches, he utilized a brushed end to the case in addition to the bracelet. This offers a singular impact. The gold continues to be recognizable as such however has a extra high-tech look to it. The platinum could possibly be mistaken for brushed chrome steel till you place it subsequent to one another and spot the distinction in hue. For homeowners, it will likely be the added heft of particularly the platinum model that can verify that they’re carrying one thing very particular.
Journe’s refined use of coloration additionally provides to the attraction of the brand new watches and strengthens their id. The platinum fashions characteristic a blue ceramic inlay within the bezel which matches the dial. The watches crafted from 18Okay 6N gold have one in black, which spotlight the silver guilloche dial with its ruthenium end. As a result of the 6N gold has such a deep coloration, this works completely. Whereas Journe’s creations are objects of artwork, in addition they keep their sensible use, and specific consideration was paid to the legibility of all features. With a diameter of 44mm, there may be loads of area to take action, and Journe makes good use of it.
The motion of each the Centigraphe in addition to that of the Automatique Réserve, are created from 18Okay rose gold. For a chronograph, the Centigraphe has a number of notable options. Initially is that this complication not operated by the standard pushers, however by the use of a rocker, which begins, stops and resets the chronograph. It’s powered by a separate gear prepare which is pushed instantly from the mainspring and encompasses a 1/100th of a second readout.
The Automatique Réserve additionally has fairly a number of issues to supply because it combines an outsized date with a day/evening indication in addition to one for the facility reserve. That is a formidable 160 hours, whereas even with the Centigraphe it takes 80 hours for it to wind down its mainspring fully. With the chronograph perform repeatedly working it goes nonetheless a lot sooner. This may exhaust its energy reserve in 24 hours, primarily due to its means to measure time in 1/100th of a second, which signifies that a lot of its fingers run a lot sooner than with an abnormal chronograph.
Whereas the titanium variations of each watches are magnificent, these new varieties add to that the attraction of treasured metallic. Journe exhibits that he’s a grasp in incorporating these supplies in up to date creation, and even letting them amplify their sportive character. Each Automatique Réserve, in addition to the Centigraphe in platinum and 18Okay 6N gold, are due to this fact welcome additions to the gathering, despite the fact that as this additionally signifies that of now the Octa Automatique Réserve and Centigraphe Souverain are retired.