Saturday, October 8, 2016

F.P.Journe – Centigraphe SOUVERAINE Boutiques Anniversary Edition

F.P.Journe Centigraphe SOUVERAINE Titanium-Gold Boutiques 10th Anniversary Limited Edition NEW

Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire
Limited Series for the 10th Anniversary 
of each F.P.Journe Boutique

The Anniversary Centigraphe symbolizes the watch celebrating the 10th Anniversary of each F.P. Journe Boutique. The Hong Kong Boutique celebrates its 10th Anniversary this October 6, 2016. It is the first to unveil its Anniversary edition with a limited Series of 20 pieces, followed by the Tokyo Boutique on October 7. Tokyo will introduce its anniversary watch limited to 10 pieces, with a retrospective exhibition of the F.P. Journe Anniversary Series (Chronomètre Souverain 2005 - Chronomètre à Résonance 2006 - Tourbillon Souverain 2007 Octa Perpétuelle 2010).

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This exclusive edition is made in a perfect harmony of colours: a 40mm polished Titanium case, a Ruthenium dial with sapphire registers, an 18K Gold crown and rocker, the emblematic mechanical movement with manual winding in 18K rose Gold and the burgundy alligator strap.

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The Anniversary Centigraphe will be available exclusively in the Boutique celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Each piece is numbered followed by the name of corresponding city. The Boutique Anniversaries from the F.P.Journe network will continue their celebration in 2017 with the Geneva Boutique in March, followed by Boca Raton in spring. In 2018, it will be the turn of Paris; in 2018 Beijing and New York; in 2019, Bal Harbour; Miami in 2022; Los Angeles in 2023 and last but not least Beirut in 2024.

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The Centigraphe is a spectacular mechanical chronograph indicating elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials, each with a time scale in red.

On the left, the 100th of a second hand revolves around the dial in one second on a scale marked in hundredths of a second. The hand on the right revolves once every 20 seconds on a time scale divided into seconds. The hand at 6 o’clock makes a tour in 10 minutes.

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The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker located at 2 o’clock in the case band. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented.

A second patent was granted for the mechanism’s ingenious configuration, which effectively isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function. This means the balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running.

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F.P.Journe watches possess an exclusive calibre 1506 that is invented, produced, and assembled entirely in the Manufacture’s workshops in the heart of Geneva. The movement of the Centigraphe Souverain (calibre 1506), manufactured in 18K rose Gold with circular Côtes de Genève on bridges.

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The Centigraphe Souverain contributes to the medical research of the ICM

In purchasing the Centigraphe, you are also supporting the medical research carried out by the ICM – Institute of Brain and Spinal Cord in Paris - to help find a cure for diseases such as
Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis…

Along with Professor Gérard Saillant, Luc Besson, Jean Réno, Jean Todt, Michelle Yeoh and Michael Schumacher, amongst others, François-Paul Journe has committed to donating 30% of the profits from the sale of each Centigraphe to the ICM, with no time limit.


Award for the Centigraphe Souverain
The Centigraphe Souverain was awarded the « l’Aiguille d’Or » (the Golden Hand) at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie of Geneva in 2008. It was. also elected Watch of the Year on in 2009.

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The F.P.Journe Boutiques Anniversary Editions

In 2005, this first Anniversary Edition of 20 pieces celebrating the 2 nd Anniversary of the Boutique
in Tokyo was an exclusive version of the Chronomètre Souverain, crafted for the first time with a
Titanium case, a dial in Ruthenium and the 18K rose Gold movement.
For the 3rd anniversary of the Tokyo Boutique in 2006, F.P.Journe created a special edition of
the Chronomètre à Résonance in a limited edition of 12 pieces with a Titanium case, Ruthenium
dial, burgundy strap and 18K rose Gold movement.
For the 1st Anniversary of the Boutique in Hong Kong in 2007, F.P.Journe created a special
of the Tourbillon Souverain with remontoir d’égalité and deadbeat seconds. This limited
of 20 pieces, 5 for each Boutique in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing and Boca Raton,
featured the now classical Anniversary Titanium case, a Ruthenium dial and the 18K rose Gold
In 2009, to celebrate the F.P.Journe Boutique network around the world with the 5th Anniversary
of the first F.P.Journe Boutique in Tokyo, F.P.Journe created the Octa Perpétuelle, limited to 99
pieces, with a Titanium case, a Ruthenium dial and the 18K rose Gold movement.
It was divided between the seven F.P.Journe Boutiques in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Geneva,
Hong Kong, Beijing and Boca Raton.

Technical Specifications

Model:  Centigraphe SOUVERAINE Boutiques Anniversary Edition 44 mm

Movement    Calibre 1506       
    Manual winding       
    Movement in 18K rose gold
    50 jewels   
Dimensions of the Movement       
    Overall diameter:    34.40 mm
    Casing-up diameter:    34.00 mm
    Overall height:    5.60 mm
    Height of hands:    1.45 mm
Balance    Free-sprung balance       
    Four adjustable inertia weights   
    Anachron balance spring   
    Mobile stud holders       
    Pinned GE stud       
    Spring pinned to the collet
    Frequency:    21,600v/h (3Hz)
    Inertia:    10.10 mg/cm2
    Angle of lift:    52°   
     0h dial up: > 320°
     24h dial up: > 280°   
Escapement    In-line lever escapement - 15-tooth escape wheel
Indications    Central hours and minutes   
  •     One-second chronograph:    register at 10 o’clock
  •     20-seconds chronograph:    register at 2 o’clock
  •     10-minutes chronograph:    register at 6 o’clock
    Separate chronograph train driven by directly from the mainspring
    1/100th second readout       
Power Reserve
      Over 80 hours with the chronograph stopped
      24 hours with the chronograph running
Finishes    Circular stripes on the bridges   
    Circular graining on the baseplate
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Straight-grained steel work   
Case    Titanium grade 5, polished   
    Diameter:    40.00 mm   
    Total height:    10.70 mm   
Control rocker           
    18K Red Gold       
    Rocker arm to start, stop and zero the chronograph
Crown    18K Red Gold       
    Three-position winding crown   
    Position 0, disengaged   
    Position 1, winding   
    Position 2, time-setting   
Dial    Ruthenium with sapphire registers and polished steel circle
Strap    Burgundy alligator with 18K red Gold clasp
Number of Parts       
    Movement without dial    284
    Cased up with strap    324
    Jewels        50

Limited Series of 20 pieces

Brigitte Bocquet-Makhzani - Communication
International PR & Events Manager
17, rue de l’Arquebuse – 1204 Geneva – Switzerland
Tel : +41 (0)22 322 09 09
Fax : +41 (0)22 322 09 19

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