When it comes to noble cause sell off Only Watch, F.P. Journe is consistently one of the features, in light of the name as well as basically on the grounds that he generally gives a unique, exceptional and complex watch. Recall the tantalum/chrome blue dial Tourbillon Souverain of 2015? Or on the other hand the unique Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante of 2017? All things considered, for the 2019 version of Only Watch, the brand has quite recently reported an unbelievable, absolutely unique (model stage), super complex watch: the F.P. Journe Astronomic Blue.
Visually, no large amazement, as F.P. Journe holds his exemplary “Only Watch” theme, which means a tantalum case (an uncommon metal with a dull dark tone and high thickness), an orange croc tie and the mark chrome blue dial (which is likewise found on the Chonomètre Bleu ). Considering the noteworthy number of complications that are remembered for this watch, the case is generally enormous at 44mm in width yet at the same time sensible with regards to thickness, at 13.75mm. All that you see here on this F.P. Journe Astronomic Blue is unique and has been grown only for Only Watch 2019 – the dial and the case as well as the whole development and its various signs too.
What is truly intriguing here is the model type “1619” encased in this tantalum defensive box. Furthermore, indeed, this is plainly Journe’s most complex development ever, and presumably perhaps the most complex developments as of late made by the Swiss business, with no less than 18 complications. Dial-side, the F.P. Journe Astronomic Blue shows the time (counting loser seconds), the sidereal time, a subsequent time-region, a force save, a day-night marker, the moon stages and the dawn and dusk signs. Not the easiest watch to peruse, but rather still astonishingly efficient. The exemplary chrome blue foundation with a guilloché silver dial is consistently a thing of beauty.
The switch side of the F.P. Journe Astronomic Blue offers another amazing perspective. The rear of the watch uncovers a unique development, which obviously shares practically nothing with the past watch made by the brand. Obvious are a one-minute tourbillon with “remontoir d’égalité” (consistent power gadget), a twofold barrel, a yearly schedule showed on the fringe of the development, a condition of time and a portion of the minute repeater parts, including the lead representative. As often with Journe, the tolling component is found dial-side and depends on explicit, level mallets and gongs.
This F.P. Journe Astronomic Blue is most likely the antecedent to a future grande complication watch that Journe will dispatch in the coming year or thereabouts. This model is a unique piece grew solely for Only Watch 2019, with an expected cost of CHF 300,000 – CHF 600,000. Hope to see this watch crush a record at auction.
Only Watch is a biennial pledge drive for research on solid dystrophy – Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies (AMM). Coordinated under the support of HSH Albert II de Monaco, the watches of the eighth release will be sold by Christie’s on Saturday 9 November 2019. More subtleties at www.onlywatch.com .