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F.P. Journe Platinum Chronometre Resonance Early Ruthenium Dial
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Perhaps the most Journe-esque timepiece, the Chronomètre a Resonance is a wonderful reminder of F.P. Journe's watchmaking credentials, as Francois-Paul himself is the one who cracked the code to unlock the code phenomenon of resonance in watchmaking in 1999. A truly marvelous achievement, Francois-Paul arranged two balance wheel assemblies so close to one another that they synchronized due to their frequencies aligning. These early Journe timepieces were pivotal in the brand's success, as without them, the brand would not have been financed. Featuring two subdials on either side of the dial to display two independent time-zones, with one power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock, the Chronomètre a Resonance is a beautifully symmetrical timepiece that is bursting full of horological history and heft, given its importance to the success of F.P. Journe as we know it today.
This particular example is from a limited edition of 99 pieces produced in the early 2000s, with a ruthenium dial and ruthenium coated brass movement.
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Additional Tang Buckle
Est. value range
$100,000 – $150,000
F. P. Journe
Mechanical Wind Caliber 1499
Crocodile Leather, Deployant
Very Good/ Excellent Condition
Additional Tang Buckle
Watch is in very good to excellent original condition. Ruthenium dial has no imperfections. Case has minor surface scratches consistent with average wear. Most of of the scratches are along the bezel of the watch. Original strap has moderate signs of wear along the lining. It comes with both the platinum deployant buckle, as well as the original platinum tang buckle.
Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, an alternative leather strap to the existing exotic skin version, shall be provided.
Part of the Ruthenium collection, this Resonance is one of a series of 99 pieces created at the tail end of the brass movement era. I've always prefered the original dial layout to the later versions, and with the frosted ruthenium dial and movement, this is by far my favorite execution of the most famous Journe creation.