F.P. JOURNE. AN EXCLUSIVE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT, POWER RESERVE AND BLACK DIAL
F.P. JOURNE. AN EXCLUSIVE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT, POWER RESERVE AND BLACK DIAL
F.P. JOURNE. AN EXCLUSIVE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT, POWER RESERVE AND BLACK DIAL
F.P. JOURNE. AN EXCLUSIVE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT, POWER RESERVE AND BLACK DIAL
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F.P. JOURNECHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE 'BLACK LABEL'
F.P. JOURNE. AN EXCLUSIVE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT, POWER RESERVE AND BLACK DIAL

SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE 'BLACK LABEL' MODEL, NO. 312-RN, CIRCA 2007

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F.P. JOURNE. AN EXCLUSIVE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM CHRONOMETER WRISTWATCH WITH RESONANCE-CONTROLLED TWIN INDEPENDENT GEAR-TRAIN MOVEMENT, POWER RESERVE AND BLACK DIAL
SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE 'BLACK LABEL' MODEL, NO. 312-RN, CIRCA 2007
Movement: Manual
Dial: Black
Case: 40 mm. diam.
With: 18k white gold F.P. Journe deployant clasp, Certificate of Authenticity dated 2007, polishing cloth, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging
Remark: Black Label Collection
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Lot Essay

The present Chronomètre à Résonance belongs to the ultra exclusive Black Label collection. The Black Label Collection version of any F.P. Journe model is always the most prized and difficult to obtain. As production is extremely limited, Mr. Journe only offers the Black Label Collection pieces to existing F.P. Journe watch owners. Encased in platinum with a black lacquered dial, each Black Label watch is personally checked by F.P. Journe before being allocated to a client. These timepieces were only available through F.P. Journe boutiques and each boutique received only between 2 and 12 Black Label Edition timekeepers each year (2 per model per year).

The Chronomètre à Résonance
Perhaps the watch that most clearly showcases the sheer genius contemporary watchmaker François-Paul Journe. It is the only wristwatch in the world with a movement based on ‘resonance’, a natural physical phenomenon said to have been first discovered by Christiaan Huygens in 1665. Huygens noticed that two pendulum clocks, when hung together on the same beam would beat together in perfect synchronicity. An idea that was further experimented with by the great French clockmaker Antide Janvier and the legendary watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet, both of whose work F.P. Journe greatly admires. François-Paul Journe’s resonance watches notably feature two balances that are naturally synchronized and oscillate in ‘resonance’ with each other. The negative effects of wrist and body movements are hence considerably reduced. Breguet had experimented with the theory of resonance in watches in the early 19th century and indeed constructed three pocket watches using the two-balance system. With the development and production of the Chronomètre à Résonance, François-Paul Journe became the first watchmaker to make a wristwatch constructed on the principle of resonance, an incredible achievement of modern horology.

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