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Tokyo, May 23, 2024 - The Chronographe FB, produced in a Limited Series of 200 pieces, celebrates 20 years of the first F.P.Journe Boutique in Tokyo.
DATE: 21.05.24

At a time when watch brands favoured retailers for their distribution, François-Paul Journe chose not to follow convention. He was the first to open a subsidiary and a boutique under his own name in Aoyama, in central Tokyo.

Just a stone's throw from the Nezu Museum, in the Omotesando district, the Boutique F.P.Journe Tokyo opened its doors in September 2003 inside 'La Collezione', the work of Tadao Ando, the architect of spirituality. The layout was entirely imagined by Seihachi Sagawa and François-Paul Journe, each element having been meticulously chosen to create a singular place reflecting its philosophy. For the first time in the world in a watchmaking boutique, there's a bar where collectors and enthusiasts can meet “as if at home” for a coffee and a chat about their passion and favourite subject.

This place was an important milestone in the brand's history and the starting point for its worldwide expansion. Today, 12 F.P.Journe Boutiques and Maisons welcome our collectors, from Hong Kong to Geneva, from Paris to New York. To thank the customers of its Boutiques, François-Paul Journe decided to create the Tokyo Boutique Anniversaire Series in their honour.

To celebrate twenty years of presence in Japan, an event was organised in the Boutique, bringing together a community of enthusiasts and collectors from the four corners of the globe. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the commemorative piece: the Chronographe FB. This latest iteration, equipped with the new calibre 1518.2 with a "fly-back" function, takes up the aesthetic codes of the previous versions: 40 mm polished titanium case, 18K 6N Gold crown and pushers, ruthenium-coated guilloché Silver dial, sapphire counters, complemented by a burgundy alligator leather strap mounted on an 18K 6N Gold folding clasp.

The Chronographe FB, produced at 200 pieces, will be the brand's last Limited Series.  

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