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Result of technical watchmaking challenges
thrusts beyond the limits.

Répétition Souveraine Calibre 1408

Whitened guilloché Silver dial
Blued Steel hands
Steel case
Finishing
Whitened guilloché Silver dial
Blued Steel hands
Steel case
Calibre 1408
Technical Specifications
characteristics :

    Minute repeater strikes on demand
    Time adjustment via crown in position 2
    Repeater activated by single slide
    Linear escapement with 15 tooth escape wheel
    Two position crown
    Two mainspring barrels in parallel

Particularités :

    2 barillets en parallèles
    Echappement linéaire, roue d'échappement avec 15 dents
    Balancier à 4 masselottes réglables
    Spiral plat Anachron

Indications :

    Central hours and minutes
    Sub-second at 7h30
    Power reserve at 3h00
    View to striking hammers

Boîte :

    Métal: Acier
    Diamètre 40.00 mm
    Hauteur: 8.65 mm

Mouvement :

    Calibre 1408
    Platine et points en Or rose 18 ct.
    Remontage manuel: 38 tours de tige et remontoir
    Réserve de marche: 56 heures +/- 2 heures

Dimensions :
  • Casing-up diameter : 31.6 mm
  • Overall height : 4 mm
  • Hauteur des aiguilles : 4.64 mm
  • Rubis : 33
Balance :

    Four inertia weights
    Anachron free-sprung flat balance spring
    Mobile stud holders
    Free sprung
    Laser soldered balance spring stud
    Pinned GE stud

Frequency :

    21'600 Alt/h (3Hz)

Inertia :

    10.10 mg/cm2

Angle of lift :

    52°

Amplitude :

    0h dial up/fully wound >300°
    24h dial up > 280°

Power reserve :

    56 hours

Décoration :

    Haut de gamme
    Perlages sur platine
    Côtes droites sur ponts
    Gravages 3D
    Têtes de vis polies et anglées
    Goupilles à bouts bombés polis
    Pièces acier décorées main

Nombre Pièces :

    Mouvement sans cadran: 312
    Montre avec boîte sur cuir: 358


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 549 A1 − WO 2 009 121 198 A1
Technical description

Unique patented Repetition Souveraine mechanism
Two key technical developments have enabled F.P.Journe to construct a sweet sounding ultra-slim repeater movement. The first is the flat gong, first seen on the F.P.Journe Grande Sonnerie, which produces a louder and clearer sound than traditional gongs. And because the gong is mounted under the dial, instead of around the movement, it allows more room for the movement.

The second is an innovative system of striking racks and strike selection mechanisms which take up much less space than conventional strike mechanisms.
Unlike traditional minute repeaters, the hours and minutes of the Repetition Souveraine do share the same hammer; so a pause is automatically inserted between hour and minute chimes when there are no quarters. The quarters sound with classic double chimes. An inertia regulator controls the speed of the chimes, thus eliminating the background noise usually associated with traditional air regulators.
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About
An ultra slim and extremely light Minute Repeater

After the grande sonnerie, the minute repeater is the most complex and sophisticated of horological complications, one that demands the utmost, both technical and artistic, virtuosity from the watchmakers in charge of the assembling. An original construction was necessary to realize this ultra-slim movement of barely 4.00 mm thick.

By looking at it, one would never guess the complicated mechanism hidden behind it. The simple aspect of its silver guilloché dial, identical to that of the Chronomètre Souverain, hardly lets foresee the discrete window placed between 9 and 10 o’clock. It features the hammers striking the gongs at the hour, the quarters and the minutes, which can be activated by pressing a delicate indented slide on the left side of the case. This redevelopment has merited the application of two patents.

Its ultra-flat movement in 18K gold with its case in steel provide an astonishing lightness to the watch for a weight of only 69.6 grams, strap included. It makes the Repetition Souveraine one of the lightest complications in the world.

For his striking watches, F.P. Journe has exceptionally abandoned precious metals such as gold and platinum for a noble cause: to ensure the best possible striking tone that the use of the crystalline structure of steel makes optimal.

Two key technical developments have enabled François-Paul Journe to construct a sweet sounding ultra-slim repeater movement. The first is the flat gong, first seen on the F.P. Journe Grande Sonnerie, which produces a louder and clearer sound than traditional gongs.

The second is an innovative system of striking racks and strike selection mechanisms which take up much less space than conventional strike mechanisms.
An inertia regulator controls the speed of the chimes, thus eliminating the background noise usually associated with traditional air regulators.
The incomparable style of François-Paul Journe has sometimes been copied, but his highly inventive technique is far more difficult to duplicate. With that in mind, after completing his majestic Grande Sonnerie, a watch rating 10/10 on the scale of complications, François-Paul Journe decided to follow up with yet another incredibly complex timepiece, the first ultra-slim Minute Repeater.
Technical Specifications
characteristics :

    Minute repeater strikes on demand
    Time adjustment via crown in position 2
    Repeater activated by single slide
    Linear escapement with 15 tooth escape wheel
    Two position crown
    Two mainspring barrels in parallel

Particularités :

    2 barillets en parallèles
    Echappement linéaire, roue d'échappement avec 15 dents
    Balancier à 4 masselottes réglables
    Spiral plat Anachron

Indications :

    Central hours and minutes
    Sub-second at 7h30
    Power reserve at 3h00
    View to striking hammers

Boîte :

    Métal: Acier
    Diamètre 40.00 mm
    Hauteur: 8.65 mm

Mouvement :

    Calibre 1408
    Platine et points en Or rose 18 ct.
    Remontage manuel: 38 tours de tige et remontoir
    Réserve de marche: 56 heures +/- 2 heures

Dimensions :
  • Casing-up diameter : 31.6 mm
  • Overall height : 4 mm
  • Hauteur des aiguilles : 4.64 mm
  • Rubis : 33
Balance :

    Four inertia weights
    Anachron free-sprung flat balance spring
    Mobile stud holders
    Free sprung
    Laser soldered balance spring stud
    Pinned GE stud

Frequency :

    21'600 Alt/h (3Hz)

Inertia :

    10.10 mg/cm2

Angle of lift :

    52°

Amplitude :

    0h dial up/fully wound >300°
    24h dial up > 280°

Power reserve :

    56 hours

Décoration :

    Haut de gamme
    Perlages sur platine
    Côtes droites sur ponts
    Gravages 3D
    Têtes de vis polies et anglées
    Goupilles à bouts bombés polis
    Pièces acier décorées main

Nombre Pièces :

    Mouvement sans cadran: 312
    Montre avec boîte sur cuir: 358


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 549 A1 − WO 2 009 121 198 A1
Technical description

Unique patented Repetition Souveraine mechanism
Two key technical developments have enabled F.P.Journe to construct a sweet sounding ultra-slim repeater movement. The first is the flat gong, first seen on the F.P.Journe Grande Sonnerie, which produces a louder and clearer sound than traditional gongs. And because the gong is mounted under the dial, instead of around the movement, it allows more room for the movement.

The second is an innovative system of striking racks and strike selection mechanisms which take up much less space than conventional strike mechanisms.
Unlike traditional minute repeaters, the hours and minutes of the Repetition Souveraine do share the same hammer; so a pause is automatically inserted between hour and minute chimes when there are no quarters. The quarters sound with classic double chimes. An inertia regulator controls the speed of the chimes, thus eliminating the background noise usually associated with traditional air regulators.