Souveraine collection - Tourbillon Souverain à seconde morte

Presenting the new generation Tourbillon Souverain

In 1999, François-Paul Journe launched his F.P.Journe -Invenit et Fecit- brand with the Tourbillon Souverain, the first model in the Souveraine Collection and the only tourbillon wristwatch with a remontoire (constant force device) and dead beat seconds.

This mechanism, "Invenit et Fecit" -invented and made- by François-Paul Journe, provides unique timekeeping performance in a tourbillon which is still the most accurate on the market.

Driven by his thirst for timekeeping research and his creative needs, François-Paul Journe now presents the new generation of the Tourbillon Souverain, in the shape of the: Tourbillon Souverain with a remontoire and dead beat seconds.

This model replaces the existing Tourbillon Souverain with remontoire and places the latter in the category of collector's watches. The fact that production of this first tourbillon model has been limited to just about a hundred, gives on it a rare and now highly sought-after status.

The new Tourbillon Souverain is endowed with the aesthetic characteristics and technical demands inherent to creations by F.P. Journe - Invenit et Fecit. Its mechanism uses the remontoire or constant force device, which the brand values for its timekeeping performances, and has now been enriched with an independent 'dead beat seconds' system. This complication, representing a unique feature on a contemporary wristwatch, provides for a more accurate read of precise time. The French term for "independent seconds", called "seconde morte" or "dead beat seconds", stems from the fact that the hand remains motionless ("dead") for as long as the second has not actually elapsed. The hand thus indicates the second only after it has actually past.

This exceptional mechanism is housed in an equally noble 40 mm case in 18 carat red Gold. The beauty and sophistication of this technical and aesthetic feat are revealed through the transparent sapphire crystal case-back.

The dial features the distinctive identity of the F.P.Journe chronometers with the 18K red or white Gold dial and the hours, minutes and seconds screwed on the silver guilloché dial (a patented feature). The 42-hour power reserve indication at 12 o'clock perfectly counter-balances the independent seconds display at 6 o'clock.

Version with red Gold case. leather strap with Platinum or Gold pin buckle, or Platinum bracelet with Platinum folding clasp.

Montres Journe SA - Invenit et Fecit - Watches, Geneva, Switzerland

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