New York, Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 – F.P. Journe was launching in American Première its first collection for Ladies the “élégante” in the USA at the New York Palace Jewel Suite. The luxurious floor-to-ceiling windows at the 55th floor terrace level provided a breathtaking backdrop of Midtown Manhattan at sunset for the event.
François-Paul Journe received its numerous guests to discover its exclusive new collection featuring a revolutionary horological concept. It was designed and conceived exclusively for women, with extremely precise technical specifications, for a watch with the longest autonomy. The "élégante" allows the time to be stopped and started again. Every woman’s and watchmaker’s dream.
8 years of development were necessary to develop this innovative movement providing the greatest comfort. This electromechanical watch combines feminity, elegance and precision, for an autonomy of 10 years in daily use and up to 18 years in standby mode. When the “élégante” is motionless, it goes in stand by mode after 30 minutes and the hands stop turning to save its energy. When it is moved again, the hands set themselves to the correct time taking the shortest path.