Collectors’ Corner: The Journe Identity (or, the Beauty of FP Journe watches)

 |  May 16th, 2014

By Todd Vladyka, Philadelphia Collector   The first time I ever saw an FP Journe Chronometre Bleu, I almost didn’t try it on! A close friend and I decided to meet up in Zermatt for a few days of skiing. Earlier in the week he had been on business in Geneva attending SIHH, and I had been traveling the country on rail. I had passed through Lucerne, Zurich, St Moritz and Vals, where I had been seeing some of the…

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A Moment in Time: Francois-Paul Journe Unveils the Chronometre Optimum in NYC

 |  November 29th, 2012

In a private appointment yesterday with master watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe (at the wonderful Madison Avenue FP Journe Boutique), we had the privilege of getting   hands-on to the brand new Chronometre Optimum watch that now joins FP Journe’s complex haute horlogerie collection.  This new piece – a three-hand watch – was several years in the making, holds three patents and is sublimely beautiful. For Journe, the new watch symbolizes the essence of precision, historical watchmaking concepts and modern technologies. “The goal…

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