Friday, October 20, 2017

BVLGARI – OCTO Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton Platinum
















BVLGARI
OCTO Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton Platinum 40 mm



OCTO FINISSIMO TOURBILLON SKELETON
REVEALING THE WORLD RECORD

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Taking one’s time is an invitation to do things with greater finesse. Continuing its quest for beauty and elegance, Bulgari achieves a new feat with a skeleton-worked new interpretation of its Octo Finissimo Tourbillon, the world’s slimmest tourbillon.

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The Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton is driven by an ultra-thin, entirely openworked tourbillon comprising 253 parts, featuring 13 jewels and eight ball bearings serving to reduce the overall thickness of the calibre.

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Beating at a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour, the movement delivers a 62-hour power reserve.

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To ensure perfect efficiency and precision, its barrel spring is equipped with a slipping spring and the tourbillon cage is fitted on a peripherally-driven ultra-thin ball-bearing mechanism.

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This exceptional and exclusive movement houses a barrel held by three ball bearings, an innovative feature serving to double the height of the barrel spring and thus achieve an 80% increase in power reserve, an impressive accomplishment for such a slim tourbillon model.

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To highlight such a movement with the panache it deserves, the case of this new Octo is made of platinum.

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The philosopher Emmanuel Kant famously stated: “Appearance requires art and finesse: truth, calm and simplicity”.

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The new Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton would doubtless have delighted him.

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TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Model: OCTO Finissimo Tourbillon Skeleton
Ref. 102719

Movement
Manual winding mechanical Finissimo Skeleton flying tourbillon movement,
sapphire mainplate, Caliber BVL 268,
Tourbillon cage mounted on ball bearings,
Plate and black bridges are covered with Diamond Like Carbon (D.L.C.)
Components: 253.
Frequency: 21,600 V/H, (3 Hrz) 
Jewels: 13
Power reserve: 42h
Size: 32.60 x 1.95mm thick.
Indication of the hours and minutes.
Flying tourbillon at 6-o'clock position
Finishing: Chamfered, circular satin-brushed gear wheels, three ball bearings for the barrel.
Functions
Hours and minutes.
Flying tourbillon

Dial
Skeletonised.
Metal applique
Metal skeletonised hour and minute hands.
Crystal
Sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Case
Satin-polished platinum case.
Diameter: 40 mm
Platinum crown with ceramic insert.
Back: Sapphire crystal, screwed, special engravings
Water-resistant to 30m.
Bracelet
Black alligator leather strap with pin buckle.

Price: 140,000 EUR

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

ORIS – Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Edition




















ORISBig Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Limited Edition

Return flight

Oris introduces a limited edition watch inspired by the historic Dewoitine D.26 aircraft


Oris is proud to introduce a limited edition watch into its Big Crown family celebrating the unique role played in aviation history by the Dewoitine D.26 aircraft. The Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Oris Limited Edition remembers the training aircraft designed by the French engineer Emile Dewoitine and will be limited to 1,931 pieces.

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Behind the watch is a new partnership between Oris and ‘Hangar 31’, a group of volunteer enthusiasts who preserve and fly the historic Dewoitine D.26 aircraft from their base in the Swiss town of Grenchen, in the foothills of the Jura Mountains. Hangar 31’s motto is ‘Conservare et volare’, conserve and fly.

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The story of the Dewoitine D.26 286 HB-RAG begins when it was put into service on August 20, 1931, one of 11 aircraft commissioned by the Swiss government and built under licence by the Eidgenössische Konstruktionswerkstaette K+W (Federal construction workshop) in Thun, Switzerland. It remained in the Swiss Air Force until 1948 and was used to instruct trainee pilots. After it was decommissioned, it was used to tow glider aircraft into the air in Lausanne, Sion and Zurich. A long period of neglect followed, before it was restored and then exhibited in a museum in Dübendorf, near Zurich.

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In 2015, the Dewoitine D.26 286 HB-RAG was passed into the care of Hangar 31, who maintain it and regularly fly it, continuing its historic story. Today, it’s one of only two original D.26s still flying.

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Oris has a rich aviation history and has worked with a number of non-profit organisations that conserve heritage aircraft. The company’s links with flying go back to the dawn of flight in the early 1910s when it produced its first aviation-inspired watch. Oris’s first pilot’s wristwatch followed soon after and is celebrated a century later with this year’s 1917 Limited Edition. The Big Crown family was introduced in 1938 as war loomed, and proved an invaluable tool to pilots who needed a clearly legible timepiece with an oversized crown that made the watch easy to adjust while gloved during flight.

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The Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Oris Limited Edition unites all of these influences. The watch is based on the original Big Crown design and inherits its fluted bezel and central pointer date hand, now Oris’s signature complication. Its stainless steel case is 40mm in diameter; its brown leather strap, green dial and special leather pouch are inspired by finishes and materials in the D.26’s cockpit; and it’s powered by an automatic mechanical movement.

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We’re delighted to support Hangar 31s work preserving the Dewoitine D.26 and to be perpetuating the story of this historically significant aircraft,’ said Oris Chairman Ulrich W. Herzog. ‘Oris is a historic watchmaker with very close ties to the world of aviation, and it’s part of our vision to continue supporting the work of organisations such as Hangar 31 – without them so much of our shared heritage would simply disappear.’

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Oris’s support is vital to the future of both the D.26 and our organisation,’ said Peter Brotschi of Hangar 31. ‘We’re extremely grateful for the company’s commitment to our work and delighted by the Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Oris Limited Edition, a fitting tribute to a remarkable watchmaking story and a remarkable aircraft.’

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Technical Specifications

Model: Big Crown D.26 286 HB-RAG Edition

Ref. No. 01 754 7741 4087 LS, Ø 40mm, stainless stee

Movement
Mechanical movement Cal. 754, (based on Sellita SW 200-1),
Automatic winding pointer date Developed by Oris.
    Dimensions: Ø 25.60 mm, 11 1/2’’’
    Winding: Automatic winding, bi-directionally rotating red rotor
    Power-Reserve: 38 hrs
    Vibrations: 28’800 A/h, 4 Hz
    Jewels: 26
Functions 
Centre hands for hours, minutes and seconds,
date centre hand, instantaneous date, date corrector,
fine timing device and stop-second
Case
Oris Big Crown, Ø 40.00 mm, 1.575 inches, Stainless steel
    Material: Multi-piece stainless steel case
    Size: 40.00 mm, 1.575 inches
    Top Glass: Sapphire, domed on both sides, anti-reflective coating inside
    Case: Back Stainless steel, screwed, special engravings
    Operating: Devices Stainless steel screw-in security crown
    Water Resistance: 5 bar
    Interhorn: Width 20 mm
Dial
Green
Material: Green dial
Luminous Material Indices, numbers and hands with Superluminova C1/C3
Strap
  • Dark brown leather strap
  • Brown leather strap

Limited edition 1.931 pieces

Extras
Special box, certificate, additional leather strap, limited to 1931

Swiss retail price:
CHF 1,850 with - Leather brown strap


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bell & Ross – BR-X2 TOURBILLON MICRO-ROTOR Edition















Bell & RossBR-X2 TOURBILLON MICRO-ROTOR Limited Edition

X FACTOR

Shrouded in mystery, the X Factor is everywhere. Firstly, in mathematics, where it stands in for an unknown element in an equation; then, in psychology, as the characteristic driving an individual to succeed, excel and push boundaries. It is also found in the aerospace industry, where “X” is used to designate NASA’s most experimental projects. And it also has a place in watchmaking: since 2014, the letter “X” has been accompanying the range of experimental watches produced by Bell & Ross. And now, in 2017, the new BR-X2 is expressing the values of innovation, creativity and performance inherent to the Bell & Ross watch brand. X Factor times two…

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THEN, ALONG CAME THE BR-X1

In 2014, the release of the BR-X1, with its stunning and resolutely masculine design, marked Bell & Ross’ first advances into a more experimental and innovative arena. The technical characteristics, typical of sports models, were joined by a bold streak of creativity, characterized by the adoption of a skeleton chronograph movement inside a high-tech square case that combined titanium, ceramic and rubber.

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Two years later, the BR-X1 Tourbillon Sapphire would spark a veritable revolution, as it gave complete transparency to the famous square case, which was cut directly from a block of sapphire!

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This precious timepiece established a direct link between Haute Horlogerie and hyper-sophistication. And now, with the new BR-X2 Tourbillon Micro-Rotor, the second generation of its X Collection, Bell & Ross is adding another chapter to the BR saga.

A UNIQUE CONCEPT

Given just three words to define a watch, they would undoubtedly be “case, movement, dial”. If would be difficult, if not impossible, to miss out any one of these elements. However, true innovation lies in questioning certainties and exploring brand new paths.

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This is exactly what Bell & Ross did when designing its new BR‑X2, where the case and movement form a single element. How? When designing a case from steel and sapphire (a highly technical material which is exceedingly difficult to work with), Bruno Belamich, the brand’s creative director, came up with a utopian idea: “Fusing the case and movement into a single component to make the case disappear, leaving only the movement visible.”


INNOVATION AND HAUTE HORLOGERIE

In concrete terms, the design of the BR-X2 implies wearing the movement directly on the wrist. The square BR-CAL.380 manufacture caliber, designed and developed entirely by Bell & Ross, is set between two sapphire crystal plates, joined at the sides by a narrow band of steel machined as a single piece, ensuring unrestricted visibility. This makes the case virtually invisible, and the skeleton dial does the same, showcasing the movement.

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To highlight the aesthetic purity and the technical expertise, the designers of the BR-X2 have opted for both simplicity and performance. This two-hand watch displays the hours and minutes with exceptional precision thanks to a flying tourbillon that compensates for the gravitational pull of the earth.

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Simplicity, yes; but also elegance and restraint, thanks to its modest dimensions (42.5 mm square) and delicacy, made possible by the extra-thin 4.05 mm movement, with automatic winding provided by a micro-rotor.


Limited edition transparency

With the bold, modern design of the BR-X2 that pushes the very limits of creativity, Bell & Ross positions itself, once again, as one of the most innovative Haute Horlogerie brands.

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This highly exclusive watch, will only be available to 99 cultivated connoisseurs, offering them the unique experience of wearing a watch movement on their wrist…



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Technical Specifications

Model: BR-X2 TOURBILLON MICRO-ROTOR

Limited Edition of 99 Pieces

Reference: BRX2-MRTB-ST

Movement
Calibre BR-CAL.380
Automatic mechanical.
Diameter: 25.60
Jewels: 25
Reserve: 38
Frequency: 28.800 vph
Functions
Hours and minutes.
Flying tourbillon at 6 o'clock.
Case
42.5 mm in diameter.
Satin-polished steel.
Dial
Skeletonised.
Metal applique Superluminova®-filled indices.
Metal skeletonised Superluminova®-filled hour and minute hands.
Crystal
Sapphire with anti-reflective coating.
Water-resistance: 50 metres.
Strap
Grey alligator.
Buckle: folding. Steel.

Limited Edition of 99 Pieces


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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BLANCPAIN – VILLERET Quantieme Phases de Lune
















BLANCPAINVILLERET Quantieme Phases de Lune Women Watches 2017

A new feminine moon phase flaunts its style!

The contemporary and dynamic new steel model by Blancpain comes with a set of five interchangeable straps designed to fulfil every wish.

Changing the look of one’s watch in order to match a given outfit is now child’s play, since this model comes in a presentation box containing a set of five interchangeable straps in different colors and materials. The three alligator leather ones are in red, midnight blue and sky blue, the ostrich leather one is white, and the third is made of black satin. The wearer can easily remove and exchange the strap simply by pressing the functional catches.


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This new women’s timepiece is a Date Moon Phases model. Topped by a bezel adorned with 48 full -cut diamonds, its stainless steel case measures 29.20mm in diameter. Its matt white dial is swept over by solid leaf-shaped hands, a pointer-type date display and a sapphire moon-phase indication. The latter is a horological complication that had almost vanished from the scene until Blancpain reintroduced it in the early 1980s. Since then, it has become a signature of the Manufacture. The depiction of the lunar cycle on the dial of this watch evokes the ancestral links between watchmaking and astronomy. The face of the moon cor - responding to the current moon phase is visible through a dial aperture. The moon-phase indicator is composed of a wheel with 59 teeth, the equivalent of two complete 29.5 -day lunar cycles – which is why the moon is drawn twice on the disk driven by this wheel.

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This moon graced with a feminine face is an amusing nod to history, since the artificial mole or “beauty spot” (known as a mouche for its similarity to a fly) appearing at the corner of its smiling mouth was regarded in 18th century Europe as symbolizing a playfully teasing attitude. Mouches were used by ladies of the Court as a message to their suitors that differed according to where these coquettish signs were placed.

Beyond beauty, technology

The Villeret Quantième à Phase de Lune is powered by the automatic 913QL movement. The latter is equipped with a glucydur balance wheel featuring gold micrometric regulating screws as well as a balance spring in silicon. This material recently introduced within the watch industry offers several important advantages: its low density makes it lighter; it is more shock-resistant as well as being impervious to magnetic fields. Firstly, its low density makes it lighter and thus more shock-resistant. In addition, it is impervious to magnetic fields. The resulting balance spring is ideally shaped, thereby ensuring improved isochronism performance of the movement, which in turn leads to enhanced timekeeping precision. The sapphire case back reveals a yellow gold oscillating weight adorned with a snailed bevel, polished chamfers, as well as straight and circular Côtes de Genève patterns, as the Manufacture once again demonstrates its expertise through this array of delicate and sophisticated decorative techniques.


Elegance bearing the Blancpain signature

In keeping with tradition, the watch Manufacture introduces a new women’s timepiece that is both pure and timeless. This model, presented in a red gold version, displays complications emblematic of the brand as well as the aesthetic codes of the Villeret collection.

At Baselworld 2017, Blancpain is presenting a new Date Moon Phases women’s timepiece in the Villeret collection. The opaline dial of this red gold watch is swept over by solid leaf-shaped hands, a pointer-type date display and a sapphire moon- phase indication. The latter is a horological complication that had almost vanished from the scene until Blancpain reintroduced it in the early 1980s. Since then, it has become a signature of the Manufacture. The depiction of the lunar cycle on the dial of this watch evokes the ancestral links between watchmaking and astronomy. The face of the moon corresponding to the current moon phase is visible through a dial aperture.

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The moon-phase indicator is composed of a wheel with 59 teeth, the equivalent of two complete 29.5-day lunar cycles – which is why the moon is drawn twice on the disk driven by this wheel. This moon graced with a feminine face is an amusing nod to history, since the artificial mole or “beauty spot” (known as a mouche for its similarity to a fly) appearing at the corner of its smiling mouth was regarded in 18th century France as symbolizing a playfully teasing attitude. Mouches were used by ladies of the Court as a message to their suitors that differed according to where these coquettish signs were placed.

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The case of the new Villeret Quantième à Phase de Lune measures 29.20 mm in diameter and is topped by a bezel adorned with 48 full-cut diamonds. This model is powered by the automatic 913QL movement. The latter is equipped with a glucydur balance wheel featuring gold micrometric regulating screws as well as a balance spring in silicon. This material recently introduced within the watch industry offers several important advantages. Firstly, its low density makes it lighter and thus more shock-resistant. In addition, it is impervious to magnetic fields. The resulting balance spring is ideally shaped, thereby ensuring improved isochronism performance of the movement, which in turn leads to enhanced timekeeping precision. The sapphire case back reveals a red gold oscillating weight adorned with a snailed bevel, polished chamfers, as well as straight and circular Côtes de Genève patterns, as the Manufacture once again demonstrates its expertise through this array of delicate and sophisticated decorative techniques. This new timepiece is fitted with a taupe-colored alligator strap.


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Technical data

Model: VILLERET Quantieme Phases de Lune WOMEN

References:  6106-4628-95A - Stainless steel

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References:  6106-2987-55A - 18ct Red Gold

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Complications
Moon phases
Secured movement
Self-winding Calibre 913QL
Functions:
  • Moon Phases
  • Calendar
  • Date
  • Seconds
Alternances: 21.600 beats/hour (3 Hrz)
Power reserve in hours: 40 hours
Calibre diameter:  23.70 mm
Calibre thickness:  4.50 mm
Jewels:  20
Seconde
Mouvement sécurisé
Spiral en silicium
Composants:   246 Pces
Case
  • Stainless steel, circled by 1 row of diamonds
  • 18ct Red Gold, circled by 1 row of diamonds
Bezel and lugs are set with diamonds 48
Case thickness:    10.36 mm
Case diameter:    29.20 mm
Water resistance:    3.00 bar
Back:   Sapphire crystal
Dial
  • White dial set with diamonds
  • Opaline dial set with diamonds
set with 8 diamonds 0.026 carat(s)
Diamond-set decorated in opaline dial
Strap/Bracelet
"Alizarin Crimson"Alligator
  • Set of 5 interchangeable straps
  • Alligator lined with alzavel
Pin buckle: 
  • Stainless steel
  • Red Gold

* Blancpain reserves the right to modify this model and its technical characteristics.
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

F.P. Journe and Holland & Holland – Chronometre Souverain Limited Series


















F.P. Journe and Holland & Holland –– Chronomètre  Souverain Exclusive Limited Series

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A PARTNERSHIP OF DISTINCTION

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Journe and Holland & Holland are two manufactures that share common values: excellence, exquisite craftsmanship, as well as a shared love for beauty.

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Both have produced outstanding art objects for decades, each in their own field. Their highly spe-cialized craftsmen have spent endless hours making and shaping each component. These skilled professional polishers, decorators and engravers, fine wood and precious metal specialists, lacquer-ers, precision mechanics and watchmakers all perform their tasks tirelessly and meticulously until they attain perfection.

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The conception of an F.P. Journe watch can take a minimum of three years; the making of a bespoke Holland & Holland gun can take up to two years, during which time the client can choose each part of his new gun.

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The meeting between Holland & Holland with F.P. Journe could only result in a common project in partnership. It immediately sparked the desire to produce something unique for a special occa-sion.

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Over time, the project has evolved, notably thanks to the discovery of two antique and rare Damascus steel Holland & Holland guns. Each one is over one hundred years old, and the know-how that went into making them has been since forgotten.

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Always in the search for something exceptional, unique and innovative, F.P. Journe immediately saw the possibility of including these barrels in a unique watch series with a powerful reference to ancient traditions dating back to 1850.

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For their part, Holland & Holland was attracted by the idea of allowing two of their museum barrels of over hundred years old to be used to make magnificent haute horology F.P. Journe timepieces.

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The two barrels were registered by hand in the company’s books. Barrel No. 1382, dating to 1868, yielded 38 dials, while barrel No. 7183, dating to 1882, produced 28 dials.

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Excerpts from the Holland & Holland archives books dating 1860 to 1890 featuring Damascus gun barrels No. 1382 and 7183.

Damascus

The idea was to use bars of two or more different types of steel, or iron steel, one having less carbon content, and forge them together into a single bar. This was done by heating, twisting and hammering as needed, and then folding the bar, hammering and forging it again. The process was repeated a few more times. The result was a bar with layers of steel of different types producing the wavy lines and patterns visible due to the difference in chemical composition between the different bars used.

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The technique was first called 'pattern welding' and was known to several cultures. The Japanese had been using it to manufacture their swords since 1100 AD, and the Vikings and Celts around 600 AD. By 1570, it was used to manufacture gun barrels in India. The Damascus techniques had spread to the Ottoman Empire and later to Hungary and Spain by the 1650s. The defeat of the Turks at the siege of Vienna in 1683 yielded thousands of captured pattern welded barrels for examination. 

This accelerated the manufac-turing of pattern welded barrels in Europe. By 1700, the Belgians were producing pattern welded barrels in Liège, and in the early 1800s, the technique was used in England to produce high quality sporting barrels.

Preparation of the dials

In order to produce the dials, the gun barrels were first cut along their entire length at the Holland & Holland factory and rolled out to form flat strips. These were cut to into smaller strips, which could then be cleaned, polished and reduced to the required thickness. The material was then sent to F.P. Journe’s own dial makers, “Les Cadraniers de Genève” where the dials were cut out.

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They were sent back to Holland & Holland and “browned”, a traditional gun-making technique that helps protect the steel and highlights the wonderful patterns created during the original manufacture of Damascus barrels. The process is the same today as it was when the guns were made in the late 1800s. Each dial thus has a unique pattern making each watch unique.


The watch case

Given the Holland & Holland steel dial, F.P. Journe’s most suitable option was to make a steel case as well. The 39-millimeter diameter easily adapts to most wrists. The sapphire crystal with anti-reflection coating enhances the special wave pattern of the dial.

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The exclusive Limited Series

The two antique Holland & Holland barrels, bearing the serial numbers 1382 (38 dials) and 7183 (28 dials), only allowed for the making of dials that will never exist in any other watch. The Chronomètre Holland & Holland is accessible to F.P. Journe and Holland & Holland collectors through an application process.

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ABOUT HOLLAND & HOLLAND

Holland & Holland have been at the peak of British gun-making for over a century, but the roots of the company are rather unconventional. The founder, Harris Holland, happened to be a fine competition pigeon shot and he started having his guns built to order in the 1840s. By 1850, he became a ‘gunmaker’ and opened a workshop under the name ‘H. Holland’. His successes in the pigeon ring continued to be re-ported in the press and business flourishes. With expansion came a move from King Street to Bond Street, in the heart of the fashionable Mayfair district in London.

In 1860, his nephew Henry William Holland joined the company as an apprentice. He would become an inventive genius and gifted busi-nessman, helping to drive his uncle’s firm forward. He lodged the first of the company’s fifty-one patents in 1861 and became a partner in 1876, thereby creating ‘Holland & Holland’. As the nineteenth century progressed, the company prospered. On the way, it won all classes in the 1883 rifle trials held by The Field magazine and picked up Royal Warrants from the King of Italy and King George V, among others. In 1885, the name ‘Royal’ was adopted for the firm’s best guns.

In 1893, Holland & Holland built their first factory, which was soon replaced, in 1895, by the one currently operating in Kensal Green. Inno-vation continued with the introduction of the ‘Paradox’ jungle gun in 1885 and the famous .375 H&H Magnum in 1912. In 1930, chairmanship passed to Col. Jack Holland, who opened the current shooting grounds in Northwood and saw the company through the difficult years of the Great Depression, World War Two, and the austerity that followed.

In the second half of the twentieth century, Holland & Holland maintained its position as one of the world’s best gun makers, moving to Bruton Street and introducing the ‘Products of Excellence’ concept, which set a new standard for fine presentation-grade guns and rifles and introduced a new calibre, the .700 Nitro Express.

In recent years, new models have joined the range, like the ‘Sporting’ over-and-under shotgun and the ‘Round Action’ shotgun and rifle. Today, Holland & Holland continues to lead the field as a traditional gun maker with a thoroughly modern outlook and catering to the world’s most discerning sportsmen.

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ABOUT  F.P. JOURNE

Independent contemporary master watchmaker, François-Paul Journe, has been conceiving and manufacturing haute horology timepieces for forty years. His knowledge of history and expertise has led him to show a timeless consistency in his research and innovative powers.

The F.P. Journe manufacture is a world in itself, embodying excellence, know-how and innovation. In a never-ending quest for perfection, at the crossroads between the arts and haute horology, it produces no more than nine hundred precision chronometers per year. Each move-ment is made of precious 18 K rose Gold, a unique feature of F.P. Journe. Entirely invented and made in the Geneva manufacture, they bear the engraved inscription Invenit et Fecit, hallmark of authenticity and seal of quality.

This inscription used to be engraved on watches manufactured by prestigious eighteenth-century French master-watchmakers upon their acceptance by the Royal Academy of Sciences.

The components are entirely finished by hand, polished, bevelled and decorated with precise and patiently repeated gestures until they are flawless, even though these parts are at times invisible to the naked eye. Thanks to the company's vertical production, dials and cases are also made in-house and therefore harmonise perfectly with the movement.

F.P. Journe’s exceptional haute horological creations span decades. They have an outstanding pedigree and each series features unusual functions and technical highlights. The Chronomètre à Résonance, for instance, has two mechanical hearts; the Tourbillon Souverain features a remontoire and dead-beat second. And there is the ultra-slim Répétition Souveraine, or the stunning Sonnerie Souveraine. These pinnacles in the art of watchmaking have earned F.P. Journe the world’s most prestigious industry awards.


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Technical Specifications

Model:  F.P. Journe and Holland & Holland –– Chronomètre SOUVERAINE Limited Series

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Movement
Exclusive F.P. Journe calibre 1304
Manually wound by 38 turns
Movement in 18 K rose Gold with Holland & Holland engraving
Power reserve
56 hours ± 2h

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Dimensions of the movement
Diameter: 30.40 mm
Casing-up diameter: 29.60 mm
Height: 3.75 mm
Height of winding system: 2.30 mm
Diameter of stem thread: S 0.90 mm
Balance
Four inertia weights
Flat Anachron microflamed spring
Mobile stud holders
Free sprung
Nivatronic laser-welded to collet
Pinned GE stud
Frequency: 21,600 v / h, (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mg*cm2
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 0h dial up : > 320°
24h dial up: > 280°
Principal characteristics
Two mainspring barrels in parallel
Time adjustment via crown in position 2
Pallet escapement with 15 tooth escape wheel
Two position crown
Indications
Central hours and minutes
Decoration
Partly circular grained baseplate, sunburst finishing,
Polished screw heads, chamfered slots,
Pegs with polished rounded ends

Case
Steel
Diameter: 39 mm
Height: 8.60 mm

Dial
Damascus pattern from two antique Holland & Holland gun barrels

Number of pieces
Movement without dial: 164
Cased-up on leather strap: 198
Jewels: 22
Strap
Maroon Alligator straps

Exclusively Limited Series
Damascus Holland & Holland barrel:

  • No. 1382 dating to 1868 - 38 watches numbered XX/38
  • No. 7183 dating to 1882 - 28 watches numbered XX/28

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Fax : +41 (0)22 322 09 19
e-mail: bmakhzani@fpjourne.com
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