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Interview with François-Paul Journe - Dec 2002

November 30 2004, 5:04 PM 



François-Paul Journe December 2002: Bright star of the new generation of watchmakers



    
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Interview with François-Paul Journe - Sep 2003

November 30 2004, 5:06 PM 



François-Paul Journe Sept 2003: An updated visit with François-Paul, by Jaw





    
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F.P. Journe wins Grand Prix l'Aiguille d'Or 2004

November 30 2004, 5:17 PM 

NB: Originally posted on the AHCI forum by Jaw. F.P. Journe won the prize for his Tourbillon Souverain à seconde morte
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We discussed the win here last week http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread?forumid=169624&messageid=1100272083

Having won the Special Jury Prize in 2003 with Octa Calendrier and the Men's Watch with Octa Lune in 2003, F.P. Journe is certainly no stranger to the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix.

For the F.P. Journe team, it was a night of fun, happiness and re-affirmation of Journe's achievements in his short 5 years of business (backed by more than 20 years of Journe's research and hard work)

(See the wonderful interview by Alex Ghotbi here http://www.thepurists.com/watch/features/interviews/journejan03/index.htm and a subsequent update here at http://www.tp178.com/tjn/journe/fpj/fpj2[2].html )


(F.P. Journe standing between Director of Geneva Museums C. Menz on the left and Mayor of Geneva Mr. Muller - Photo by Day&Night)


(F.P. Journe happily showing his "Alguille d'Or" Certificicate - Photo by Day&Night)


(The prestigious prize presented to F.P. Journe by Ms. Suisse Romande 2004, on the left is the Mayor of Geneva, Mr. Muller - Photo by Day&Night)


(F.P. Journe insisted sharing the limelight with his team, Mr. Gino is a Belgian retailer, also a very close friend, Monique Allemann, Masaki Saito the sales director, Nathalia Signoroni the communication director, Stephan Siegel the graphic designer, FPJ's mother and 3 of FPJ's watchmakers - Photo by G.Maillod/Teamreporter)


(And the scan of the actual Certificate, congrats Mr. Journe!)

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A look at the faces behind Montres Journe SA

December 20 2004, 10:21 AM 






IanS takes a look at the faces behind Montres Journe, the "Journe Tribe" as they call themselves. Click on the doors to begin the tour...

A big thank you to Ian and the people at Montres Journe for the look behind the scenes.

 
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F.P. Journe - Past, Present, and Future

January 9 2005, 6:03 PM 



IanS takes a look at F.P. Journe's Past, Present, and Future. Click the image to go to the article.






NB: If the article formatting does not look right, please email me with information on your browser and operating system - felipe




 
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BHI Horological Journal article on the Resonance

February 12 2005, 9:46 AM 


Originally posted on the AHCI forum by Curtis
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The following article was written by Anthony G. Randall, Master watch and clock maker, and published in the March 2002 issue of the British Horological Institute's (BHI) Horological Journal.

We would like to thank Mr. Randall, Mr. Journe and the BHI for graciously allowing us to republish this article in its entirety.

Enjoy the education.

Cheers,
Curtis


 
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F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain (dead seconds)

February 28 2005, 4:19 PM 





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IanS takes a look at F.P. Journe's Tourbillon Souverain à remontoir d'égalité avec seconde morte.

 
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Production figures for the Tourbillon Souverain (original)

March 2 2005, 3:56 AM 


Originally posted here:
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As some of you know, there were rumours that Montres Journe would announce these figures in the upcoming catalogue. As of now, they are not planning to include them. So M. Journe provided us with some numbers instead. Unfortunately, and I would like to make this clear, these are not definitive or official, they are off the top of M. Journe's head, but he believes they are fairly accurate-

- 99 limited edition Tourbillons with ruthenium dial.
- 200 regular production Tourbillons in platinum
- 50 regular production Tourbillons in rose gold
- 6 special order pieces with non-standard combinations of dials (Harry Winston Opus I).

Also, there should only be a maximum of 80 regular production Tourbillons with the same dial/case combination. The information above, relates only to the old-style Tourbillon Souverain, and not the new dead seconds version.




 
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F.P. Journe 2005 novelties

April 9 2005, 4:48 PM 





An overview of F.P. Journe's 2005 press conference. Click the image to go to the original post.




 
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Case sizes for all the models

June 6 2005, 5:13 PM 


Here are the sizes for all his series production pieces:

Brass movement:
Tourbillon - 38mm
Resonance - 38mm
Octa Réserve de Marche - 38mm
Octa Chronographe - 38mm
Octa Calendrier - 38mm
Octa Lune - 38mm
Octa Divine ladies - 36mm
Octa Zodiaque - 40mm

Gold Movement:
Tourbillon dead seconds - 40mm
Resonance - 40mm
Chronomètre Souverain - 40mm
Sonnerie - 42mm
Octa Réserve de Marche - 38mm
Octa Chronographe - 38mm
Octa Calendrier - 38mm
Octa Lune - 38mm
Octa Divine - 38mm
Octa Divine ladies - 36mm

Ruthenium plated movement:
Tourbillon - 40mm
Resonance - 40mm
Octa Réserve de Marche - 40mm
Octa Chronographe - 40mm
Octa Calendrier - 40mm


 
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Octa winder settings

October 22 2005, 2:37 AM 


The question of the appropriate winder settings for Octas has come up several times. Below are the relevant threads and a reply from François-Paul himself:


Most of the winding machines available on the market, are geared toward "generic" movements. Unless the machine is calibrated to the watch; systematic and daily use (leaving the watch more than 8 hours) of the machine will generate faster wear and tear of the main spring and its grease.

In our case, our Octa movement is faster (two times) to rewind on a Cyclotest Chapuis than a 2892 (for example). We go from 0 to 120 hours in one hour and half. Same hour and half needed to fully rewind a 2892.

This applies to most (if not all) automatic watches. This is the reason why certain members of the Academie create their own winding boxes.




Relevant threads:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread-369368-1121139680

http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread-369368-1129662260

http://www.network54.com/Forum/thread-369368-1129955557


 
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F.P. Journe Sonnerie Souveraine

October 26 2005, 4:24 PM 





Background on the Sonnerie. Click on the image above for the article by IanS.





The New York launch. Click the image above for event photos.



 
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F.P. Journe 2006 novelties

April 7 2006, 3:19 PM 



An overview of F.P. Journe's 2006 press conference. Click the image to go to the original post.

 
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Video of tourbillon in action

April 25 2006, 6:02 AM 

Right click here and save. It's a 10MB file so be patient.

Video courtesy of SteveH.

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