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Apr 16 • 15:55

F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain Havana

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication". Leonardo da Vinci

F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain Havana

The model

First introduced in 2005, the Chronomètre Souverain perfectly embodies the spirit of traditional chronometry. Inspired by 19th-century marine chronometers, it stands out for its ability to tell the time with extreme precision and remarkable consistency. With its simple, uncluttered design, this model embodies the timeless elegance characteristic of Journe watches.

F.P. Journe has created a dial that perfectly balances functionality and aesthetics by placing a small seconds at 7 o'clock and the 56-hour power reserve indication at 3 o'clock. This seemingly simple positioning is in fact a technical feat that testifies to the brand's watchmaking expertise. In keeping with the tradition of marine chronometers, this indicator shows how long the watch has been wound (rather than the time remaining before stopping), providing a valuable indication that the watch is sufficiently wound to guarantee chronometric precision.

Pricing & details

Elements

Dial

The dial of the Chronomètre Souverain is also a masterpiece of guilloché. The ivory-colored steel hands contrast magnificently with the Havana-colored dial. This subtle nuance, achieved through a blend of gold and ruthenium deposited on a silver dial, creates a captivating play of nuances that varies according to the surrounding light. Every detail has been carefully thought out to offer optimal legibility and undeniable visual appeal.

Case

The 40mm platinum case is the purest expression of the elegance of Journe watches. Its proportions (8mm thick) and the choice of platinum make it a watch whose presence can be felt, yet which is perfectly comfortable on the wrist.

Movement

This houses the calibre 1304 in 18-carat pink gold, an exceptional movement that embodies the quintessence of F.P. Journe's watchmaking expertise. This movement, visible through the transparent caseback, is equipped with two barrel springs mounted in parallel, guaranteeing perfect stability and enhanced precision.

Strap

Although Journe leather straps are always of the highest quality, we preferred to create a bespoke strap for this watch, using alligator leather in a distinctive hue that perfectly matches the dial color and its nuances.

Calibre 1403Calibre 1403
F.P. Journe buckleF.P. Journe buckle
On the wristOn the wrist

Final thoughts

The Chronomètre Souverain by F.P. Journe is much more than just a watch. It is a true timepiece that celebrates the art of chronometry. With its refined aesthetics, exceptional precision and watchmaking heritage, this watch embodies the excellence and expertise of F.P. Journe. Manufactured in extremely limited quantities (around 5 times less, according to our observations) compared to more classic models with silvered dials, the Chronomètre Souverain Havana will remain a timeless collector's item whose value will continue to be appreciated for years to come.

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