The Anniversary Centigraphe symbolizes the watch celebrating the 10th Anniversary of each F.P. Journe Boutique. The Hong Kong Boutique celebrates its 10th Anniversary this October 6, 2016. It is the first to unveil its Anniversary edition with a limited Series of 20 pieces, followed by the Tokyo Boutique on October 7.
Tokyo will introduce its anniversary watch limited to 10 pieces, with a retrospective exhibition of the F.P. Journe Anniversary Series (Chronomètre Souverain 2005 - Chronomètre à Résonance 2006 - Tourbillon Souverain 2007 – Octa Perpétuelle 2010).
This exclusive edition is made in a perfect harmony of colours: a 40mm polished Titanium case, a Ruthenium dial with sapphire registers, an 18K Gold crown and rocker, the emblematic mechanical movement with manual winding in 18K rose Gold and the burgundy alligator strap.
The Anniversary Centigraphe will be available exclusively in the Boutique celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Each piece is numbered followed by the name of corresponding city.
The Boutique Anniversaries from the F.P. Journe network will continue their celebration in 2017 with the Geneva Boutique in March, followed by Boca Raton in spring. In 2018, it will be the turn of Paris; in 2019 New York; in 2022 Bal Harbour; Los Angeles in 2023 and last but not least Beirut in 2024.
The Centigraphe is a spectacular mechanical chronograph indicating elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials, each with a time scale in red. On the left, the 100th of a second hand revolves around the dial in one second on a scale marked in hundredths of a second.
The hand on the right revolves once every 20 seconds on a time scale divided into seconds. The hand at 6 o’clock makes a tour in 10 minutes. The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker located at 2 o’clock in the case band. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented. A second patent was granted for the mechanism’s ingenious configuration, which effectively isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function. This means the balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running.