F.P.Journe Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire Limited Series for the 10th Anniversary of the Paris F.P.Journe Boutique

The Anniversary Centigraphe celebrates the 10th Anniversary of each F.P.Journe Boutique. After Tokyo, Hong Kong and Geneva, the Paris F.P.Journe Boutique was the fourth to celebrate its Anniversary with a Paris Limited Series of 10 pieces. It was presented in Paris on 29 November 2018. Each piece is numbered followed by the name of the corresponding city.

This exclusive edition is made in a perfect harmony of colours: a 40mm polished Titanium case, a Ruthenium dial with sapphire registers, a 18K 6N Gold crown and rocker, the emblematic mechanical movement with manual winding in 18K rose Gold and the burgundy alligator strap.

The Anniversary Centigraphe is exclusively available in the Boutique celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Paris presented during the evening, a private collection of 5 subscription watches produced between 1999 and 2004 and each bearing the No 1: Tourbillon Souverain 1/20, Chronomètre à Résonance, Octa Automatique Réserve, Octa Calendrier and Octa Chronographe.

The Centigraphe is a spectacular mechanical chronograph that indicates elapsed times from a
100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials, each with a time scale in red.

On the left, the 100th of a second hand revolves around the dial in one second. The hand on the right revolves around the dial once every 20 seconds. The hand at 6 o’clock makes a tour in 10 minutes. The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker located at 2 o’clock in the case band. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented.

A second patent was granted for the mechanism’s ingenious configuration, which effectively isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function. This means the balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running.

In purchasing the Centigraphe F.P.Journe, you are also supporting the medical research carried out by the ICM – Institute of Brain and Spinal Cord in Paris – to help find a cure for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.

The Centigraphe Souverain was awarded the « Aiguille d’Or » (the Golden Hand ) at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie of Geneva in 2008. It was also elected Watch of the Year on timezone.com in 2009. The next Boutiques celebrating their 10th Anniversary will be New York in 2019; Miami in 2022; Los Angeles in 2023; Beirut in 2024 and last but not least Kiev in 2027.

Technical details

Model: Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire

Movement
Calibre 1506
Manual winding
Movement in 18K rose Gold
Dimensions of the Movement
Overall diameter: 34.40 mm
Casing-up diameter: 34.00 mm
Overall height: 5.60 mm
Height of hands: 1.45 mm

Balance
Free-sprung balance
Four adjustable inertia weights
Anachron balance spring
Mobile stud holders
Pinned GE stud
Spring pinned to the collet
Frequency: 21,600v/h (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mg/cm2
Angle of lift: 52°

Escapement
In-line lever escapement – 15-tooth escape wheel

Indications
Central hours and minutes
One-second chronograph: register at 10 o’clock
20-seconds chronograph: register at 2 o’clock
10-minutes chronograph: register at 6 o’clock

Chronograph
Separate chronograph train driven by directly from the mainspring
1/100th second readout

Power Reserve
Over 80 hours with the chronograph stopped
24 hours with the chronograph running

Finishes
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
Titanium grade 5, polished
Diameter: 40.00 mm
Total height: 10.70 mm
Numbered: Genève 1 to 10

Control rocker
18K 6N Gold
Rocker arm to start, stop and zero the chronograph

Crown
18K 6N Gold
Three-position winding crown
Position 0, disengaged
Position 1, winding
Position 2, time-setting

Dial
Ruthenium with sapphire registers and polished Steel circle

Strap
Burgundy alligator with 18K 6N Gold clasp

Number of Parts
Movement without dial: 284
Cased up with strap: 324
Jewels: 50

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