F.P.Journe Chronometre Bleu Tantalum on Strap Just returned from Complete Overhaul by F.P.Journe
*final purchase in AUD($)
This watch has to be seen in the flesh to fully appreciate the craftsmanship and quality. The 39 mm case is manufactured from Tantalum, a rare dark grey metal with blue overtones. Tantalum is rarely used in watchmaking as it is hard and very difficult to manipulate, due to its very high fusion temperature of and a density of 16.6. Tantalum is also precious as it is highly resistant to corrosion and wear. The chrome blue dial is in perfect harmony with the color of the case in a contemporary spirit. The F.P.Journe hands, matching the large cream-colored Arabic numerals, mark the hours while the guilloche seconds dial at 7:30 enhances the mirror effect of the main dial. The manually wound F.P. Journe Caliber 1304 movement of the Chronometre Bleu oscillates at 21,600v/h with 22 jewels, made from 18k solid gold. Twin barrels, in the classic configuration of precision watches, work in parallel to deliver stable power for much of its 56-hour power reserve. F.P. Journe’s creativity and technical excellence are unparalleled. This watch has just been returned from a complete overhaul and comes with Box and Papers.