Tuesday, May 30, 2017

F.P.Journe – Chronometre OPTIMUM For Action Innocence – Unique Piece

F.P.Journe SOUVERAINE Chronomètre OPTIMUM For Action Innocence Platinum 40 mm – Unique Piece

The regularity of a Metronome

In 2015, the Tourbillon Souverain was adjudicated for 350’000.-CHF, i.e. 2.35 times its price
On May 10, 2017, the Chronomètre Optimum was adjudicated for 200’000.-CHF i.e. 2.35 times its price.

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F.P.Journe commited once again for Action Innocence in order to protect the dignity and security of
children on the Internet in making a unique piece of his Chronomètre Optimum in Platinum with a
specific dial at the colors of Action Innocence.

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F.P.Journe watches possess an exclusive calibre 1510 that is invented, produced, and assembled entirely in the Manufacture’s workshops in the heart of Geneva. The movement of the Centigraphe Souverain (calibre 1510), manufactured in 18K rose Gold with Côtes de Genève on bridges.

The constant-force remontoire (patent EP1528443.A1) balances the driving force applied to the escapement to make it constant. By adding an extra gear representing an independent system wound in short spurts by the mainspring, the escapement ensures the balance's isochronism. This remontoire, made of titanium for the first time, maintains its balance in different positions, for greater efficiency.

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The EBHP High-Performance Bi-axial Escapement has also been patented (patent EP11405210.3). This two-wheel direct impulse escapement functions without oil and is the only direct impulse escapement to start up on its own. But not only does it function without lubricant, it also has far greater output than the majority of escapements: 50 hours without loss of amplitude. Many dual-wheel escapements have been created in the past, the most efficient being the "natural" escapement invented by A-L. Breguet (†1823). The balance with a spiral with Phillips curve guarantees better equilibrium.

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The charity gala evening took place at the Espace Hippomène in Geneva on May 10, 2017 in
presence of numerous guests who have generously mobilized their forces for the protection of
children on the internet.

Genorosity paid during the auction animated by Hugh Edmeades, the Chronomètre Optimum was
adjudicated for CHF 200’000.-, amount entirely donated at the profit of the foundation.

Technical Specifications


 Model: Chronometre OPTIMUM For Action InnocenceUnique Piece

    Manuel Calibre 1510
    Manuel winding / 27 turns of crown
    18K rose gold (4N)
    Jewels: 44
    Power reserve: 70 hours
Dimensions of the Movement
   Overall diameter: 34.40 mm
   Casing-up diameter: 33.60 mm
   Overall height: 3.75 mm
   Height of winding stem: 2.395 mm
   Diameter of stem thread: S1.20 mm
  Chronometric balance with inertia weight
  Hair spring with Phillips curve
  Mobile stud holder
  Free sprung
  Pinned GE stud
  Frequency: 21,600v/h (3Hz)
  Inertia: 10.10 mg x cm2
  Angle of lift: 58°
  Amplitude: 0h dial up : > 260°/ 24h dial up : > 280°
Main characteristics
  1 second remontoire at 11h, very light in Titanium and balanced
  Natural dead beat second on the back of the movement
  (EBHP) High performance Bi-axial escapement with arbor and wheels in Titanium, functioning without oil,
(inspired by that of A.L.Breguet created in the XVIII Century)
  2 mainspring barrels in parallel
  2 position crown
  Time adjustment in position 2
  •   Off centre hours and minutes
  •   Small second at 9h00
  •   Power reserve at 6h00
  •   Large dead beat second on the back
  Circular graining on baseplate
  Geneva waves on bridges
  Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
  Pegs with polished rounded ends
Platinum PT 950
Diameter: 40 mm
Total height: 10.10 mm
Unique purple dial at the colors of action Innocence

Number of parts
Movement without dial: 240
Cased up with strap: 264
Jewels: 44
Alligator straps

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