F.P.Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante (Mono-pusher Split Second Chronograph)

F.P.Journe expands its lineSport collection with the new Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante, available in 3 case versions in Platinum PT 950, 18 K red Gold or Titanium grade 5. The case of 44 mm diameter and 12 mm thick encloses the new monopoussoir split second chronograph movement with a very large date, made in 18 K rose Gold for the Platinum and the red Gold versions and in Aluminium alloy for the Titanium version.

For Platinum and red-gold versions, two new bracelets in Platinum and red Gold with matte finishing have been developed while the Titanium bracelet is identical to the existing lineSport version. Rubber inserts are fixed on the case and the bracelet links to protect the watch from frictions on smooth surface like bumpers of ancient automobiles. The links attached to the case are also articulated to adapt to the different wrist sizes with an adjustable folding clasp in length of approximately 5 mm.

This Chronograph features a power reserve of 80 hours making it possible to efficiently use the chronograph with the rattrapante function after 2 days and a very large date in a window of 5.20 x 2.80 mm provides an increased readability.

For each of the 3 versions, a dial of a different colour:
– For the Platinum model, a blue-mauve colour silver guilloche dial with appliques numerals in matte white Gold, 2 Silver chronograph counters and matte rhodied hands.
– For the red Gold model, a silver guilloche dial covered with Ruthenium and appliques numerals in matte red Gold, 2 Silver chronograph counters and matte 5N Golden hands.
– For the Titanium model, a dial in Aluminum alloy of anthracite colour with appliques numerals with Superluminova, 2 chronograph counters in engraved sapphire and hands with Superluminova.

The tachymetric bezel inlaid with ceramic and the new typographic numerals are a reminder of the Only Watch timepiece.

A rubber overmolded crown with 3 positions:
– Position 1: winding.
– Position 2: correction of the very large date.
– Position 3: time setting.

The pushers are made in the same metal as the case:
– A pusher at 2h for the chronograph start, stop and back to zero functions.
– A pusher at 4h for the rattrapante.

This new calibre 1518 with manual winding, conceived by F.P. Journe, is entirely made and assembled in-house. F.P. Journe perpetuates the watchmaking tradition and maintains exclusive craftsmanship since every experienced watchmaker performs all the assembly stages from beginning to end, a unique case in the profession. Inspired by the Chronograph made for Only Watch, this new movement features a chronograph direct gearing with a rocking pinion avoiding the jump of the hand at the start.

An important development was required to integrate the very large date in a total height of only 6.80 mm, signature of the F.P.Journe brand. The magnificent finishing and decorations of the movement are visible through a transparent sapphire back.

Technical details
Movement
Exclusive F.P.Journe Calibre 1518
– in 18 K rose Gold for the Platinum PT 950 or 18 K red Gold models
– in Aluminium alloy for the Titanium grade 5 model
Mechanical with manual winding
38 turns of crown

Dimensions of the Movement
Overall diameter: 33.60 mm
Casing-up diameter: 33.20 mm
Overall height: 6.80 mm
Height of hands: 2.20 mm
Diameter of stem thread: S1.20 mm

Balance
In-line lever escapement, 15-tooth escape wheel
Chronometric with four adjustable inertia weights
Anachron balance spring
Mobile stud holders
Free-sprung balance
Nivatronic laser-welded to collet
Pinned GE stud
Frequency: 21,600 v/h (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mg cm2
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 12 h flat: > 300° / 12 h vertical: > 260°

Autonomy
Over 80 hours without the chronograph

Indications
Central hours and minutes
Register 60 seconds at 9h
Register 30 minutes jumping chronograph at 3h
Very large date at 6h

Finishing
Circular stripes on the bridges, circular graining on the baseplate, polished screw heads with chamfered slots, pegs with polished rounded ends, straight-grained steel work

Case
Platinum PT 950 / 18 K red Gold / Titanium grade 5, with rubber inserts
Diameter 44 mm
Total height 12.10 mm

Crown and pushers
Crown rubber over-molded with 3 positions
Position 1: winding
Position 2: correction of the date
Position 3: time setting
Pusher chronograph to start, stop and back to zero at 2h
Pusher split-second at 4h

Dial
Platinum model: Silver guilloche blue-mauve colour, rhodied Gold appliqué numerals, two Silver chronograph counter and rhodied hands.
18K red Gold model: Silver guilloche covered with Ruthenium, mat red Gold appliqué numerals, two Silver chronograph counters and 5N golden hands
Titanium model: Aluminium anthracite colour, appliqué numerals with Superluminova, two transparent sapphire engraved chronograph counters, hands with Superluminova

Bracelet
Platinum PT 950, 18 K red Gold or Titanium grade 5, with rubber inserts

Number of Parts
Movement without dial: 285
Cased up with strap: 562
Jewel: 29

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