F.P.Journe T30 - 30th Anniversary Tourbillon, Silver Dial, Limited Edition to 99 Pieces - Rose Gold & Steel on Strap

$119,995

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Basic Info

Code 12316
Movement Manual winding
Case material Gold/Steel
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Location United States, New York, New York
Price $119,995
Availability On request

Caliber

Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 1412

Case

Case material Gold/Steel
Case diameter 40 mm
Glass Sapphire Glass
Dial Silver
Dial numerals Roman numerals

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Brown
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Pink Gold

Others

Display Back, Small Seconds, Guilloche Dial, Blue Steel Hands, Limited Edition

Description

F.P. Journe travels in time with the Historical Anniversary Tourbillon In honour of thirty years of watchmaking, François-Paul Journe has reproduced as a wristwatch the first ever timepiece, a pocket watch, he invented and made. With its hunter case in guilloche silver and gold, the result is surprisingly up-to-date. "I wanted to make a tourbillon watch because back in those days, this complication was pretty much unknown," he recalls. "The only ones in circulation dated from the nineteenth century, and belonged to museums or private collectors. To actually come across a tourbillon was extremely unusual. Quite the opposite of today." Whereas the original watch features a detent escapement, the T30's 1412 calibre in gilt brass has a Swiss lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon. Winding and setting is by the crown as opposed to the original watch's key. That the case should reprise the gold and silver of its forebear surprises before it seduces the eye. The perfectly regular, concentric guillochage adds to the singularity of this piece. "The original case borrowed characteristics from nineteenth-century pocket chronometers in its combination of silver and gold, gold being a rare and costly metal then." The grained silver dial is in the style of French marine chronometers of the eighteenth century, with the addition of Breguet hands. An association of elements which proves that, as Journe himself observes, "I'd yet to find my style." This watch is currently Not Available, Please email or call us and we will put you on our waiting list. Once we receive another piece in we will notify you.

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