2019
CENTIGRAPHE SOUVERAIN ANNIVERSAIRE
17 October 2019 – Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the F.P.Journe New York Boutique with a Limited Series of 10 pieces

The Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire celebrates the 10th Anniversary of each F.P.Journe Boutique. Following the pattern set by the Tokyo, Hong Kong, Geneva, and Paris Boutiques, F.P.Journe is releasing the Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New York Boutique. Limited to just 10 pieces, this numbered edition is engraved “New York” on the Titanium case-back and available exclusively at the New York Boutique.

The Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire is the only watch in F.P.Journe’s Classique collection to use a polished Titanium case. The 40mm case is accented by a crown, patented chronograph rocker switch and deployant buckle in 18K 6N Gold. Further distinguishing the Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire from the now discontinued Centigraphe Souverain is the dial, now in Ruthenium with Gold printing and sapphire subdials with open centers, exposing the solid 18K rose Gold movement.

The Centigraphe Souverain, winner of the 2008 “Aiguille d’Or” at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva, measures the passage of time from 10 minutes down to 1/100 of a second. The left sub-dial makes one revolution per second, the right 20 seconds, and the bottom 10 minutes - each designed to measure the passage of 1 kilometer from a rocket ship, a racing car, down to walking pace.

The first of two patents unique to the Centigraphe is for the rocker switch located at 2 o’clock to start, stop and reset the chronograph, designed so the user can engage all the functions of the chronograph in one position. The second is the ingenious mechanism that isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function of the watch, allowing the balance to maintain its amplitude unaffected when the chronograph is engaged.

The Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire contributes to the medical research of the ICM
In purchasing the Centigraphe, you are also supporting the medical research carried out by the ICM - Institute of Brain and Spinal cord in Paris - to help find a cure for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis.
Along with Professor Gérard Saillant, Luc Besson, Michelle Yeoh, Jean Réno, Jean Todt and Michael Schumacher, amongst others, François-Paul Journe has committed to donating 30% of the profits from the sale of each Centigraphe to the ICM, with no time limit (www.icm-institute.org).

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