Luxury watch manufacture F.P.Journe presents a special edition Tourbillon Souverain watch featuring the exclusive Régence Circulaire dial. Made in a limited edition of only 20 pieces, this timepiece takes us to the golden age of time measurement. The Régence Circulaire motif, which pays homage to the clockmakers and artisans of the 18th century, was inspired by geometrical motifs of the Regency period.
The Tourbillon Souverain with the remontoire or constant force device system, which the brand values since 1983 for its timekeeping performances, is enriched with the addition of an independent dead-beat second. This complication, representing a unique feature on a contemporary wristwatch, provides a more accurate read-off of time. The French term for “dead second” (seconde morte) or “dead-beat seconds”, stems from the fact that the hand remains motionless (“dead”) for as long as the second has not actually elapsed. The hand thus indicates the second once it has actually gone past.
The Tourbillon Souverain is still the most accurate on the market today. This exceptional mechanism in 18K rose Gold, specificity of the brand, reveals its technical performance through the transparent sapphire crystal case-back.
Dressed in a 40mm case in 18K red Gold, the Tourbillon Souverain with Régence Circulaire hand-engraved dial is available exclusively in the F.P.Journe Boutiques and Espaces.
Calibre F.P.Journe 1403
Movement in 18K rose gold
Manually wound by 20 turns
Number of components: 179
Overall diameter: 32.40mm
Cased-up diameter: 32.00mm
Overall height: 7.15mm
Height of winding stem: 2.53mm
Diameter of stem thread: S1.20mm
4 inertia weights
Flat Anachron balance spring with Philips overcoil
Spring pinned to collet
Frequency: 21’600VPH, 3Hz
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 0h dial up: > 280°; 24h dial up: > 280°
Tourbillon with constant force and dead seconds
2 positions winding crown: Manual winding in position 1 and Time adjustment by crown in position 2
Escapement: 15 tooth escape wheel; 90° anchor fork
Hours and minutes at 3h00
Sub-seconds at 6h00
Power reserve at 12h00
Power reserve: 42 ± 2 hours
Circular stripes on the bridges
Geneva waves on baseplate
Screw heads polished and bevelled
Pegs with polished rounded ends
18K red gold
18K white Gold engraved by hand with hour sub dial in Silver guilloché, small second sub dial in Silver, blued Steel hands