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F.P. JOURNE. A FINE PLATINUM DUAL TIME CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT AND POWER RESERVE
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F.P. JOURNE. A FINE PLATINUM DUAL TIME CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT AND POWER RESERVE

SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVINIT ET FECIT, CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE MODEL, CASE NO. 044/00R, CIRCA 2000

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F.P. JOURNE. A FINE PLATINUM DUAL TIME CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT AND POWER RESERVE
SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVINIT ET FECIT, CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE MODEL, CASE NO. 044/00R, CIRCA 2000
Movement: Cal. 1499, manual, 36 jewels, signed
Dial: Signed
Case: Glazed display back secured by 6 screws, seconds hands synchronized by the crown at 4 o'clock, 38 mm. diam., signed
With: Platinum F.P. Journe buckle, Certificate of Authenticity dated June 2000, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging
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Lot incorporates material from endangered species that is not for sale and is shown for display purposes only. The endangered species strap shown with the Lot is for display purposes only and is not for sale.Upon sale, the watch will not be supplied to a buyer outside Hong Kong with any watch strap.

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Lot Essay

The Chronometre à Résonance model was launched in 2000 and is a firm favourite amongst Journe’s watches. It is one of the exceedingly rare and fascinating wristwatches in the world based on resonance, a natural physical phenomenon. The two closely positioned balance wheels synchronize each other by means of the resonance effect and naturally beat alternately. The negative effects of wrist and body movements are hence considerably reduced.
The effects of resonance upon a timekeeper was first noticed by Antide Janvier around 1780 who made clocks with two pendulums beating in resonance, the idea was taken further by Abraham Louis Breguet who successfully completed pocket watches with twin resonant balances. The genius of F.P. Journe reinvented the mechanism for the modern world and produced the “Chronometre a Resonance” wristwatch, the present watch is one of that remarkable series. The two dials can of course be used to show two different time zones, however, many watch collectors have both dials displaying the same time to remain true to the original theory of resonance. To facilitate precise setting of both movements, the seconds can be zeroed and started simultaneously by pulling out the crown at 4 o’clock on the band.

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