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Steel 38mm Set Calibre 1300.3

A 38mm STEEL CASE FOR 5 EMBLEMATIC F.P.JOURNE WATCHES SET
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A 38mm STEEL CASE FOR 5 EMBLEMATIC F.P.JOURNE WATCHES SET
Calibre 1300.3
Technical Specifications
Indications :

    Central hours and minutes
    Small second at 4h30
    Large Date
    Power reserve at 10h00
    Moon phase

Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall Height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding stem : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90mm
Particularities :

    In-line lever escapement, 15-tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia weights
    Flat Anachron microflamed spring
    Mobile stud holder
    Free-sprung balance
    Nivatronic laser-welded to the collet
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown
    Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

Winding Speed :

    274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Instantaneous date change
    Date and moon setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

Frequency :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance: :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

Amplitude :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Autonomy :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of jewels :

    36

Decoration :

    High grade
    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of pieces :

    Movement: 271
    Cased up with strap: 308


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
The Tourbillon Souverain (made from 1999 to 2003) was never made with a Gold movement, which makes it doubly exclusive.
Calibre 1403
Technical Specifications
Movement :
  • Manually winding : 20 turns of the crown
  • Movement in 18K rose Gold : 26 jewels
Indications :

    Hours and minutes à 3h00
    Sub-seconds at 6h00
    Power reserve at 12h00

Dimensions :
  • Overall dimensions : 32.40 mm
  • Casing-up diameter of mvt : 32.00 mm
  • Overall Height : 7.15 mm
  • Height of winding stem : 2.53 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S1.20 mm
  • Case diameter : 38 mm / 40.00 mm
  • Overall case thickness : 9.9 mm
Characteristics :

    15 tooth escape wheel
    90° Anchor fork
    Balance with 4 inertia weights
    Flat Anachron balance spring with Breguet overcoil
    Pinned stud
    Free-sprung
    Spring pinned to collet
    2 position winding crown

Features :

    Tourbillon with constant force and dead seconds
    Manual winding
    Time adjustment by crown in position 2

Frequency :

    21'600 VPH 3 Hz

Balance :
  • Inertia : 11.00 mgcm2
  • Angle of lift : 52°
Amplitude :

    0 h dial up: 280°
    24 h dial up: 280°

Power reserve :

    42 ± 2 hours

Number of jewels :

    26

Finishes :

    High quality
    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Geneva waves on baseplate
    Screw heads polished and bevelled
    Pegs with polished rounded ends

Number of components :

    Movement: 193
    Cased on leather strap: 218


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1 | EP 03405772.9
Technical description

The remontoire (constant force device) comprises a secondary wheel (1) assembled on a lever (2), which swivels concentrically to the cage (3) of the tourbillon. This lever stops the principal wheel which carries the second hand (4) and transmits the energy of the barrel, whereas the auxiliary spring (5) (or equalizing spring) gives its energy to the escapement. (6) This then allows the secondary wheel to release once per second, and with repetition, the auxiliary spring is re-fuelled by the principal wheel.

What is a remontoire ?
In the Toubillon Souverain, the remontoire - a constant force device - can be compared to a dam that controls the flow of water and provides constant energy to the blades of a turbine. In effect, the remontoire regulates the power to the escapement to attain greater stability in rate. The adjustable inertia weights make it possible to optimize the amplitude of oscillation; the four-armed balance beats at a frequency of 21'600 v/h.
The Chronomètre à Résonance in its original configuration, (made from 2000 to 2009) with 2 symmetrical analog display dials.
Calibre 1499.3
Technical Specifications
Movement :
  • Winding : Manual
  • Movement in 18K rose gold : 36 jewels
Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 32.60 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 32.0 mm
  • Overall height : 4.20 mm
  • Height of winding system : 2.59 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S1.00mm
  • Diameter of reset to zero stem : S1.20mm
Characteristics :

    2 x linear escapements, 15 teeth
    2 x balances with 4 inertia weight
    2 x flat microflamed Anachron balance Spring
    2 x mobile stud carriers
    2 x free sprung balance springs
    2x spring laser pinned to Nivatronic collets
    Pinned GE studs
    2 position winding crown
    Reset to zero button for seconds

Frequency :

    21'600 v/h (3Hz)

Inertia :

    10.10 mg/cm2

Angle of lift :

    52°

Amplitude :

    0h dial up: 320°
    24h dial up: 270°

Feature :

    Manual winding, 27 turns of crown
    Time adjustment at 12h for left dial by winding crown on position 2 in one direction, and in the opposite direction for right dial
    Reset both seconds to zero by pulling button at 4h00
    Power reserve :
    40 hours + 2

Autonomy :

    40 ± 2 hours

Indications :

    Double display:
    Left dial: analog or digital according to version, indicating 24 hours
    Right dial: analog, indicating 12 hours
    2 small seconds at 6h00
    Power reserve at 11h00

Finishing :

    High quality
    Partial circular graining on baseplate
    Screw heads polished and bevelled, with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends

Number of Parts :

    Movement without dial: 299
    Cased up with strap: 336


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
Technical description

(1) Pinions to adjust distance
(2) Adjustable inertia weights
(3) Special balance

François-Paul Journe pays tribute to the research conducted on resonance by the great 18th century watchmakers, with the presentation of the first wristwatch resonance chronometer.

In 1983, François-Paul Journe took up the challenge with a first creation in the form of a pocket-watch, which did not yet perform according to his expectations. It would take fifteen more years of work for the watchmaker to gain the maturity and the experience to enable him to present an exclusive world première, the first resonance wristwatch.
The Octa Calendrier, (made from 2003 to 2014) the company’s automatic bestseller since its creation.
Calibre 1300.3
Technical Specifications
Indications :

    Central hours and minutes
    Small second at 4h30
    Large Date
    Power reserve at 10h00
    Moon phase

Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall Height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding stem : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90mm
Particularities :

    In-line lever escapement, 15-tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia weights
    Flat Anachron microflamed spring
    Mobile stud holder
    Free-sprung balance
    Nivatronic laser-welded to the collet
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown
    Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

Winding Speed :

    274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Instantaneous date change
    Date and moon setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

Frequency :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance: :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

Amplitude :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Autonomy :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of jewels :

    36

Decoration :

    High grade
    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of pieces :

    Movement: 271
    Cased up with strap: 308


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
The Octa Automatique (made from 2002 to 2014) emblematic timepiece, is the first automatic watch made by F.P.Journe.
Calibre 1300.3
Technical Specifications
Indications :

    Central hours and minutes
    Small second at 4h30
    Large Date
    Power reserve at 10h00
    Moon phase

Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall Height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding stem : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90mm
Particularities :

    In-line lever escapement, 15-tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia weights
    Flat Anachron microflamed spring
    Mobile stud holder
    Free-sprung balance
    Nivatronic laser-welded to the collet
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown
    Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

Winding Speed :

    274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Instantaneous date change
    Date and moon setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

Frequency :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance: :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

Amplitude :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Autonomy :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of jewels :

    36

Decoration :

    High grade
    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of pieces :

    Movement: 271
    Cased up with strap: 308


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
The Chronomètre Souverain (made since 2005) had to be included in the set, due to its aesthetic purity and its magnificent mechanism; pure minimalism.
Calibre 1304
Technical Specifications
Movement :
  • Movement in 18K rose gold : 22 jewels
  • Manually wound : 38 turns
Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 29.60 mm
  • Overall height : 3.75 mm
  • Height of winding system : 2.30 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90 mm
Balance :

    Four inertia weights
    Flat Anachron micro flamed spring
    Mobile stud holders
    Free sprung
    Nivatronic laser-welded to collet
    Pinned GE stud

Amplitude :
  • 0h dial up : 320°
  • 24h dial up : 280°
Characteristics :

    Manual winding
    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
    Sub-second at 7h30

Autonomy :

    56 ± 2 hours

Decoration :

    Partly circular grained baseplate, meulé soleil
    Polished screw heads, chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends

Number of Pieces :

    Movement without dial: 161
    Cased-up on leather strap: 198


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
Technical description

Movement inspired by early 19th-century marine chronometry.
Twin barrels, in the classic configuration of precision watches, work in parallel to deliver stable power for much of their 56-hour indicated reserve.
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About
THIS SET WAS PRODUCED IN 2015.

A 38mm STEEL CASE FOR 5 EMBLEMATIC F.P. JOURNE WATCHES

« The Historic Size »

In the 1980’s, François-Paul Journe constructed custom-made pocket watches for very discerning collectors. In 1991, he presented his first wristwatch at BaselWorld with a Platinum case of 38 mm in diameter. This was unheard-of at the time, when watches ranged between 33 and 36 mm maximum for the largest ones.

The main reason the watch was so large was that it was the first Tourbillon wristwatch with Remontoir d’Egalité ever created, and the complex mechanism took up a certain amount of space.

In 2001, F.P. Journe presented a new Tourbillon in a limited series of 99 pieces. This was the start of the Ruthenium Collection: a collection of 5 models, all with a case that was 40 mm in diameter. From then on, each watch could be offered either in 38 or 40 mm.

The Grande Sonnerie, presented in 2006, was 42 mm in diameter. After that, collectors began requesting 42 mm watches. But in order to maintain harmonious proportions, the dimension of the dial had to be completely redesigned as well as the complication that would animate the watch.

Thus, the Chronomètre Optimum, which is a compendium of chronometric savoir-faire, naturally required more space. A 38 mm case is too small; 40 or 42 mm sizes would suit perfectly this watch’s incredible mechanism.

Afterwards, the Quantième Perpétuel with instant jump and the Octa Lune were also adapted to 40 and 42 mm cases to make their indications more legible. Now, wishing to celebrate the end of the historic 38 mm case after 25 years of existence, F.P. Journe has created 38 exclusive collector’s sets containing 5 emblematic and historic watches in 38 mm.

38 mm in Steel !
It is extremely rare for luxury watches to be cased in Steel. There are very few such watches, and they reach much higher prices at auction than the same models in precious metals. This set is intended for true collectors, those who know what is rare. The combination of 18K rose Gold movements with 38 mm Steel cases makes this set the rarest of all F.P. Journe’s collections.

5 Watches !
The Tourbillon Souverain (made from 1999 to 2003) was never made with a Gold movement, which makes it doubly exclusive.
The Chronomètre à Résonance in its original configuration, (made from 2000 to 2009) with 2 symmetrical analog display dials.
The Octa Automatique (made from 2002 to 2014) emblematic timepiece, is the first automatic watch made by F.P.Journe.
The Octa Calendrier Annuel, (made from 2003 to 2014) the company’s automatic bestseller since its creation.
The Chronomètre Souverain (made since 2005) had to be included in the set, due to its aesthetic purity and its magnificent mechanism; pure minimalism.
Technical Specifications
Indications :

    Central hours and minutes
    Small second at 4h30
    Large Date
    Power reserve at 10h00
    Moon phase

Dimensions :
  • Overall diameter : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall Height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding stem : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90mm
Particularities :

    In-line lever escapement, 15-tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia weights
    Flat Anachron microflamed spring
    Mobile stud holder
    Free-sprung balance
    Nivatronic laser-welded to the collet
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown
    Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

Winding Speed :

    274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Instantaneous date change
    Date and moon setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

Frequency :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance: :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

Amplitude :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Autonomy :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of jewels :

    36

Decoration :

    High grade
    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of pieces :

    Movement: 271
    Cased up with strap: 308


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.