Frédéric Jouvenot Solar Deity – A Collection Dedicated to the Sun Integrating a Jumping Heliocentric Display

The four masterpieces (Helios, Inti, Surya and Amaterasu), each called in reference to various Gods of sun, offers a sun-shaped hour display which is unique. It is the first hour display over 24 hours that shows the sun’s path and the alternation of night and day.

HELIOS

Simple to read yet fitted with a complex mechanism, these timepieces in Frédéric Jouvenot’s Solar Deity collection has two faces, corresponding to the day and night cycles. For the first time in watchmaking history, a timepiece displays the time without conventional hands, numerals or disks. Each hour is represented by a radio-concentric sunbeam, i.e. starting from the centre and radiating towards the edge of the dial. The twelve sunbeams show the path of the sun on the dial while indicating the hour to come and the past hour.

INTI

At mid-day, all the sunbeams are golden to represent daylight. At that precise moment, the dial represents the sun at its zenith. As time passes, the rays become black, one after another, clockwise; the dial darkens and announces oncoming night. Midnight is represented by twelve dark beams reflecting in the night. To symbolise the return to light, the sunbeams take turns to pivot again until mid-day, thus completing a full 24 hour cycle.

SURYA

Telling the time remains instinctive. Each hour keeps its conventional position and the minutes are indicated by a central cartouche fitted with an index that completes a revolution on the fixed minute disc. The display maintains the conventional angular gap of a watch for instinctive reading. The whole complication mechanism is enclosed in the central 12 mm diameter and 5 mm high case which contains no fewer than 100 parts, including 24 rubies which will activate the hour’s jumping beams.

Amaterasu

Example: at 3.30 p.m., the first three beams are black and the minute indicator points to 6 o’clock, as on a conventional dial. The conventional angular gap between 3 o’clock and 30 minutes is thus maintained. Herein lies the feat accomplished by Frédéric Jouvenot; having maintained conventional reading of the dial with a revolutionary hour display system.

But the designer who has imagined, built in three dimensions and invented this watchmaking complication has also designed the case of his watch in partnership with his supplier. He wanted it to be very comfortable on the wrist, curving the horns as much as possible to follow the natural line of the wrist. He then lightened the design of the case by emptying the horns of the watch, giving it a very contemporary look.

The manual winding movement follows watchmaking tradition comprising a balance with screws, the angled and polished finishing of the bridges in “côtes de Genève”, the angled and polished steel pawl spring with honed finishing.

Technical details

Solar Deity Collection

Model: HELIOS, Reference FJ-HELIOS-001-DIAMONDS

– New face indicating the passage of 24 hours with day and night (patented system)
– Hour display without discs or hands, replaced by 12 sunbeams with 12 jumping hours
– Display of minutes via a disc turning in the center of the watch
– Three-dimensional face with black and pink gold coloured sunbeams
– White gold bezel set with baguette-cut diamonds totaling 5.88 carats
– Dial set with white diamonds
– 18-piece limited edition
– Swiss made
– Two-year warranty
– Exquisite workmanship mechanical movement with hours and minutes. Black gold balance with screws
– Movement bridges decorated and engraved with rhodium plated côtes de Genève
– Dial and bridges polished angles
– Screw-adjusted balance, frequency of 21,600 vph
– A hundred components are found inside the heart of the sun, measuring 12 mm in diameter and 5 mm in height
– Mechanical manual winding with a 45-hour power reserve
– 42 jewels
– White gold case, crown and back, 50 m waterproof
– Face and back sapphire glass cover with anti-reflective coating
– White gold folding clasp
– Black alligator leather strap
– Case diameter: 44 x 55 x 13 mm
– Specific original presentation box, USB guarantee card, manual

Model: HELIOS, Reference FJ-HELIOS-001-TITANIUM DLC

– New face indicating the passage of 24 hours with day and night (patented system)
– Hour display without discs or hands, replaced by 12 sunbeams with 12 jumping hours
– Display of minutes via a disc turning in the center of the watch
– Three-dimensional face with black and pink gold coloured sunbeams
– A 288-piece limited edition (titanium DLC/titanium)
– Swiss made
– Two-year warranty
– Exquisite workmanship mechanical movement with hours and minutes. Black gold balance with screws
– Movement bridges decorated and engraved with rhodium plated côtes de Genève
– Dial and bridges polished angles
– Screw-adjusted balance, frequency of 21,600 vph
– A hundred components are found inside the heart of the sun, measuring 12 mm diameter and 5 mm height
– Mechanical manual winding with a 45-hour power reserve
– 42 jewels
– Titanium DLC treated case, crown and back, 50 m waterproof
– Face and back sapphire glass cover with antireflective coating
– DLC treated titanium folding clasp
– Black alligator leather strap
– Case diameter: 44 x 55 x 13 mm
– Specific original presentation box, USB guarantee card, manual

Model: HELIOS, Reference FJ-HELIOS-001-TITANIUM

– New face indicating the passage of 24 hours with day and night (patented system)
– Hour display without discs or hands, replaced by 12 sunbeams with 12 jumping hours
– Display of minutes via a disc turning in the center of the watch
– Three-dimensional face with black and pink gold coloured sunbeams
– 288-piece limited edition (titanium/titanium DLC)
– Swiss made
– Two-year warranty
– Exquisite workmanship mechanical movement with hours and minutes. Black gold balance with screws
– Movement bridges decorated and engraved with rhodium plated côtes de Genève
– Dial and bridges polished angles
– Screw-adjusted balance, frequency of 21,600 vph
– A hundred components are found inside the heart of the sun, measuring 12 mm in diameter and 5 mm in height
– Mechanical manual winding with a 45-hour power reserve
– 42 jewels
– Titanium case, crown and back, 50 m waterproof
– Face and back sapphire glass cover with antireflective coating
– Titanium folding clasp
– Black alligator leather strap
– Case diameter: 44 x 55 x 13 mm
– Specific original presentation box, USB guarantee card, manual

Model: HELIOS, Reference FJ-HELIOS-001-WHITE GOLD

– New face indicating the passage of 24 hours with day and night (patented system)
– Hour display without discs or hands, replaced by 12 sunbeams with 12 jumping hours
– Display of minutes via a disc turning in the center of the watch
– Three-dimensional face with black and pink gold coloured sunbeams
– 88-piece limited edition
– Swiss made
– Two-year warranty
– Exquisite workmanship mechanical movement with hours and minutes. Black gold balance with screws
– Movement bridges decorated and engraved with rhodium plated côtes de Genève
– Dial and bridges polished angles
– Screw-adjusted balance, frequency of 21,600 vph
– A hundred components are found inside the heart of the sun, measuring 12 mm in diameter and 5 mm in height
– Mechanical manual winding with a 45-hour power reserve
– 42 jewels
– White gold case, crown and back, 50 m waterproof
– Face and back sapphire glass cover with antireflective coating
– White gold folding clasp
– Black alligator leather strap
– Case diameter: 44 x 55 x 13 mm
– Specific original presentation box, USB guarantee card, manual

Model: INTI, Reference FJ-INTI-001-PINK GOLD

– New face indicating the passage of 24 hours with day and night (patented system)
– Hour display without discs or hands, replaced by 12 sunbeams with 12 jumping hours
– Display of minutes via a disc turning in the center of the watch
– Three-dimensional face with black and pink gold coloured sunbeams
– Dial with 12 Inca pyramids
– 88-piece limited edition
– Swiss made
– Two-year warranty
– Exquisite workmanship mechanical movement with hours and minutes. Black gold balance with screws
– Movement bridges decorated and engraved with rhodium plated côtes de Genève
– Dial and bridges polished angles
– Screw-adjusted balance, frequency of 21,600 vph
– A hundred components are found inside the heart of the sun, measuring 12 mm in diameter and 5 mm in height
– Mechanical manual winding with a 45-hour power reserve
– 42 jewels
– Pink gold case, crown and back, 50 m waterproof
– Face and back sapphire glass cover with antireflective coating
– Pink gold folding clasp
– Black alligator leather strap
– Case diameter: 44 x 55 x 13 mm
– Specific original presentation box, USB guarantee card, manual

Model: SURYA, Reference FJ-SURYA-001-TITANIUM DLC

– New face indicating the passage of 24 hours with day and night (patented system)
– Hour display without discs or hands, replaced by 12 sunbeams with 12 jumping hours
– Display of minutes via a disc turning in the center of the watch
– Three-dimensional face with black and pink gold coloured sunbeams
– A 288-piece limited edition (titanium DLC/titanium)
– Swiss made
– Two-year warranty
– Exquisite workmanship mechanical movement with hours and minutes. Black gold balance with screws
– Movement bridges decorated and engraved with rhodium plated côtes de Genève
– Dial and bridges polished angles
– Screw-adjusted balance, frequency of 21,600 vph
– A hundred components are found inside the heart of the sun, measuring 12 mm diameter and 5 mm height
– Mechanical manual winding with a 45-hour power reserve
– 42 jewels
– Titanium DLC treated case, crown and back, 50 m waterproof
– Face and back sapphire glass cover with anti-reflective coating
– DLC treated titanium folding clasp
– Black alligator leather strap
– Case diameter: 44 x 55 x 13 mm
– Specific original presentation box, USB guarantee card, manual

Model: SURYA, Reference FJ-SURYA-001-WHITE GOLD

– New face indicating the passage of 24 hours with day and night (patented system)
– Hour display without discs or hands, replaced by 12 petals with 12 jumping hours
– Display of minutes via a disc turning in the center of the watch
– White gold bezel set with 54 round diamonds totaling 1.98 carats
– 12 amethyst-set dial elements
– 188-piece limited edition (white gold/titanium DLC)
– Swiss made
– Two-year warranty
– Exquisite workmanship mechanical movement with hours and minutes. Black gold balance with screws
– Movement bridges decorated and engraved with rhodium plated côtes de Genève
– Dial and bridges polished angles
– Screw-adjusted balance, frequency of 21,600 vph
– A hundred components are found inside the heart of the sun, measuring 12 mm in diameter and 5 mm in height
– Automatic winding, 50-hour power reserve
– 47 jewels
– White gold case, crown and back, 50 m waterproof
– Face and back sapphire glass cover with anti-reflective coating
– White gold folding clasp
– Black or purple alligator leather strap
– Case diameter: 42 x 52 x 14 mm
– Specific original presentation box, USB guarantee card, manual

Amaterasu

Amaterasu, goddess of the sun, is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the shinto religion. The emperor of Japan is said to be a direct descendant of Amaterasu.

Reference FJ-AMATERASU-001 – TITANIUM

– New face indicating the passage of 24 hours with day and night (patented system)
– 88-piece limited edition
– Dial and bridges polished angles
– Screw-adjusted balance, frequency of 28,800 vph
– Mechanical manual winding with a 45-hour power reserve
– 42 jewels
– Titanium case, crown and back, 50 m waterproof
– Titanium folding clasp
– Black alligator leather strap
– Case diameter: 44 x 55 x 13 m

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