Jewelry & Watchmaking

SIHH 2018: Élégante by F.P.JOURNE

Jan 17, 2018 | Parisian Eye

Combining tradition, innovation and modern technology, F.P.Journe has developed a revolutionary horological concept embodied in the Élégante by F.P.Journe watch introduced at SIHH 2018. The horological expertise demonstrated in F.P.Journe watches and their exclusive assembly process are combined in the Elégante by F.P.Journe.

The basic conception of the electronic components is extremely important. This is why F.P.Journe has developed an efficient movement that consumes less energy, benefiting the environment. The Elégante by F.P.Journe’s integrated circuit features
very high-performance electronic components, offering 8 to 10 years of autonomy when the watch is worn and up to 18 years in standby mode.

The Elégante by F.P.Journe embodies the intelligent watch: an electromechanical watch fitted with a mechanical motion detector visible on the dial at 4h30. After 30 minutes motionless, the watch switches to standby mode in order to save energy and its hands stop turning. During the standby mode, the microprocessor continues to measure time, but the 6 mechanical elements – gear train, rotors and hands, stop moving. As soon as it is worn again, it automatically sets itself to the correct time; the hands taking the shortest path, whether clockwise or counter-clockwise.

As François-Paul Journe explains;  “I created a different watch dedicated to comfort of use and adapted to women’s modern needs. I wanted a watch that was different, with a very long autonomy and very comfortable”.

The horological expertise demonstrated in F.P.Journe watches and their exclusive assembly process are combined in the Elégante by F.P.Journe. It features the only haute horology electromechanical movement conceived and made for the luxury market with a true vision of luxury. The electronic parts are made in Switzerland according to F.P.Journe strict criteria, including a mi- croprocessor specifically created for this watch.

The élégante by F.P.Journe allows time to be stopped and started again, absolute dream of all watchmakers. Magical!

Classic yet contemporary, combining tradition and modern technologies, the Elégante by F.P.Journe embodies the magic inherent to all F.P.Journe creations and surely makes its mark on horological history.

 

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