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Independent contemporary master watchmaker, François-Paul Journe Journe is inventing and making haute horology timepieces for over 33 years. He draws on his historical knowledge and expertise to face the most daring horological challenges, demonstrating a timeless consistency in research and innovation with a single goal : make each mechanical timepiece as accurate as possible. After having constructed unique timepieces for important collectors and produced movements with complications for prestigious watch brands, François-Paul Journe present in 1999 a collection of wristwatches signed F.P. Journe Invenit et Fecit. Since then, its Haute Horology manufacture sets itself as a benchmark with timepieces offering such renowned qualities as innovation, performance and elegance.


History

F.P. Journe produces all its movements in 18K rose gold, a first in the watch world and a unique feature of the brand. Signed with the label Invenit et Fecit (invented and made), each F.P. Journe exclusive movement guarantees a manufacture calibre, entirely invented, constructed, and assembled in the Geneva workshops. Every effort was made to verticalise the production in order to produce inside its walls, almost all the components necessary for the making of F.P. Journe watches. It includes the creation and production of all its dial and watch cases which echo with the movement in perfect harmony. F.P. Journe produces close to 900 precision timekeepers per year with a team of specialized watchmakers and craftsmen.Inside the Manufacture, the modernity of machines and instruments is essential to reach the expected level of perfection, but it is also paramount to maintain craft tradition, since many operations are still done manually. This vision of Haute Horology has spanned over decades showcasing an exceptional watch pedigree from the Grande Sonnerie, the ultra slim Répétition Souveraine, the emblematic Chronomètre à Résonance, the Chronomètre Optimum, to the Octa automatic caliber with a 5 days power reserve. To highlight them, the Maison can count on a network of branded stores in Geneva, Paris, New York, Miami, Boca Raton, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Los Angeles and Beirut.

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