F.P. JOURNE CHRONOMÈTRE À
RÉSONANCE PINK GOLD
F.P. Journe, "Invenit et Fecit", "Chronomètre à Résonance",
case No. 209-RN. Made circa 2009.
Very fine and unusual, two time-zone, 18K pink
gold Chronometer wristwatch with resonance
controlled twin independent movements, 40-hour
power-reserve indication and an 18K pink gold F.P.
Two-body, solid, polished, transparent case
back secured by 6 special screws, top and side
crown engine-turned in "cordes de Marseille"
pattern, sapphire crystals.
Twin subsidiary guilloche silver dials with
concentric radial Arabic numerals for hours
and minutes and the off-set seconds secured to
a matt dark-silvered plate by 6 screws, up and
down indication at 12. Blued steel Journe hands.
Cal. F.P. Journe 1499-3 in 18K pink gold,
fausses cotes decoration, twin independent
complete trains set on a single plate, 36 jewels,
twin straight-line lever escapements, twin beryllium
4-arm balances with 4 adjustable timing
weights, shock absorbers, self-compensating
free-sprung Invar balance springs. One of the
escapements is mounted on a small platform
pivoting around the second wheel by means of
rack and pinion to adjust the distance between
the 2 balances in order fi nding the most efficient
position for resonance synchronization.
The crown at 4 synchronizes both seconds