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Black Label Collection - Chronomètre Optimum Calibre 1510 FP Journe FP Journe

Platinum case
Diameter: 40 or 42 mm
Overall height: 10.1 mm
Dial: black nickel on Gold and whitened guilloché Silver
Hands: blued Steel and rhodium plated Steel
Finishing
Platinum case
Diameter: 40 or 42 mm
Overall height: 10.1 mm
Dial: black nickel on Gold and whitened guilloché Silver
Hands: blued Steel and rhodium plated Steel
Calibre 1510

Technical Specifications

Mouvement :

    Calibre 1510
    Manual winding / 27 turns of crown
    18K rose Gold

Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 34.00 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 33.60 mm
  • Height : 3.75 mm
  • Height of winding system : 2.395 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S1.20mm
Balance :

    Chronometric balance with inertia weight
    Hair spring with Phillips curve
    Mobile stud holder
    Free sprung
    Pinned GE stud

Frequency :

    21,600 Alt/h (3Hz)

Inertia :

    10.10 mg/cm2

Angle of lift :

    58°

Amplitude :

    0h dial up: 260°
    24h dial up: 260°

Characteristics :

    1 second remontoire at 11h, very light in Titanium and balanced
    Natural dead beat second on the back of the movement
    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

Indications :

    Off centre hours and minutes at 3h00
    Small second at 9h00
    Power reserve at 6h00
    Large dead beat second on the back

Autonomy :

    70 ± 2 hours

Finishes :

    Circular graining on baseplate
    Geneva waves on bridges
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends

Number of parts :

    Movement without dial : 240
    Cased up with strap : 264
    Jewels: 44


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 11405210.3 / EP 1 528 443 A1 / EP 1 760 544 A1
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Technical description

(1) High Performance Bi-axial Escapement
(2) Double mainspring barrels in parallel
(3) Natural dead beat second in the back
(4) Constant force remontoire

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The Chronomètre Optimum embodies the culmination of F.P. Journe chronometric research for a wristwatch.

- The double barrel with its two springs ensures the stability of the driving force of this emblematic movement made of 18K rose Gold, a specificity of the brand.

- 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.

- 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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About

AN EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLY FOR F.P.JOURNE WATCH OWNERS.

WITH A LIMITED PRODUCTION OF ABOUT 900 TIMEPIECES PER YEAR, F.P.JOURNE WANTED TO OFFER AN EVEN MORE EXCLUSIVE TIMEKEEPER THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE ONLY FOR OWNERS OF AN F.P.JOURNE WATCH. WITH A CASE MADE IN PLATINUM, THE MOST PRECIOUS METAL, F.P.JOURNE HAS CREATED A DISTINGUISHED BLACK DIAL THAT PERSONALIZES EVEN FURTHER THE ELEGANCE OF THE BRAND WATCHES. THE BLACK LABEL COLLECTION WAS BORN.

THE BLACK LABEL COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE F.P.JOURNE BOUTIQUES AND ESPACES.

Combining modern technology with the rich heritage of the knowledge of time-telling history left to us by the great Masters, the Chronomètre Optimum joins the ranks of the iconic timepieces created by F.P.Journe Haute Horlogerie in its constant quest for precision, innovation and excellence.

Like all the models of the Classique collection, the Chronomètre Optimum has a manually wound mechanical movement manufactured in 18 Krose Gold. It symbolises the very essence of precision in a wristwatch, testifying to the accomplishment of F.P.Journe’s chronometric research.

The Chronomètre Optimum contains a majority of exceptional components, here brought together for the first time in a watch: 2 barrels in parallel, the constant force remontoire, the revolutionary new high-performance bi-axial EBHP escapement, and natural dead-beat seconds. Due to these extraordinary technical achievements, this watch achieves the feat of telling time with near perfect accuracy.

The aesthetics of the hour, minutes and small seconds displays and the 70-hour power reserve harmonise perfectly with the wheel of the remontoire, visible on the dial. The sapphire case back reveals the 18K rose Gold movement, with its surprising natural dead-beat seconds framed by the seconds circle screwed to the movement’s bridges.

Technical Specifications

Mouvement :

    Calibre 1510
    Manual winding / 27 turns of crown
    18K rose Gold

Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 34.00 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 33.60 mm
  • Height : 3.75 mm
  • Height of winding system : 2.395 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S1.20mm
Balance :

    Chronometric balance with inertia weight
    Hair spring with Phillips curve
    Mobile stud holder
    Free sprung
    Pinned GE stud

Frequency :

    21,600 Alt/h (3Hz)

Inertia :

    10.10 mg/cm2

Angle of lift :

    58°

Amplitude :

    0h dial up: 260°
    24h dial up: 260°

Characteristics :

    1 second remontoire at 11h, very light in Titanium and balanced
    Natural dead beat second on the back of the movement
    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

Indications :

    Off centre hours and minutes at 3h00
    Small second at 9h00
    Power reserve at 6h00
    Large dead beat second on the back

Autonomy :

    70 ± 2 hours

Finishes :

    Circular graining on baseplate
    Geneva waves on bridges
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends

Number of parts :

    Movement without dial : 240
    Cased up with strap : 264
    Jewels: 44


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 11405210.3 / EP 1 528 443 A1 / EP 1 760 544 A1
fpjourne
Technical description

(1) High Performance Bi-axial Escapement
(2) Double mainspring barrels in parallel
(3) Natural dead beat second in the back
(4) Constant force remontoire

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The Chronomètre Optimum embodies the culmination of F.P. Journe chronometric research for a wristwatch.

- The double barrel with its two springs ensures the stability of the driving force of this emblematic movement made of 18K rose Gold, a specificity of the brand.

- 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.

- 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.