Category Archives: FP Journe

Reviewing The F.P. Journe Chronomètre Souverain

The watch world first began to take notice of François-Paul Journe in 1986, when he joined the Academy of Independent Creative Watchmakers (AHCI). After several years of crafting unconventional timepieces for an elite and well-heeled clientele in his shop on the outskirts of Paris, the French-born watchmaking prodigy set up shop on the rue de… Read More »

Previewing F.P. Journe Octa Divine Debuts in New 42-mm Case

During the SIHH last week, several non-participating, independent watch brands took the opportunity to unveil new pieces, outside of the fair, to the hordes of retailers and media that descended on Geneva. One was Geneva-based F.P. Journe, which introduced a new version of its Octa Divine watch in a larger, 42-mm case. The F.P. Journe… Read More »

FP Journe Set 5 Very Special Watches In Stainless Steel Watch

For FP Journe, the journey of wristwatches started at Baselword 1991, where he introduced its first watch to be worn on the wrist (several pocket watches preceded the wristwatches), a Tourbillon with Remontoire d’Egalité (a sort of constant force device) in a 38mm platinum case. This watch was very special at that time, as watches… Read More »

2015 Only Watch : F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Bleu

FP JOURNE have a created a unique Tourbillon Souverain bleu watch designed for the upcoming auction Only Watch. This is the first time ever that a tourbillon is made with a case completely crafted from tantulum. Tantulum is very difficult to work with, however it has a beautiful blue hue that gives it its appeal,… Read More »

Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Watch: Debuting A New-Old Name In Haute Horlogerie

To put it mildly, I am skeptical whenever I hear about the modern “resurrection” of the name and heritage of a famed watchmaker who worked centuries ago. We have seen more than a handful of such stories unfold – into nothing – in recent years of the luxury watch industry, stories where the connection between the name, the inventions, the… Read More »

Rolex Explorer II 216520 Watch Review

The Rolex Explorer II, reference 216520, along with the Submariner, GMT Master, and the Datejust, constitute Rolex’s most popular watches. While the Explorer model, like the others, is a child of the late 1950s; unlike the others, it has two current models, both popular, but also quite different. The first model, the Rolex Explorer, is… Read More »

Rolex Explorer II 216570 Watch Review

The Rolex Explorer II, reference 216570, along with the Submariner, GMT Master, and the Datejust, constitute Rolex’s most popular watches. While the Explorer model, like the others, is a child of the late 1950s; unlike the others, it has two current models, both popular, but also quite different. The first model, the Rolex Explorer, is… Read More »

F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain Watch Review

When people ask me about brands to take a close look at, those whose watches might increase in value, or simply those that interest serious watch lovers who are more interested in product than brand names… my response regularly includes F.P. Journe. Today, I am going to review the F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain, one of… Read More »