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F. P. JOURNE. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH REMONTOIR, POWER RESERVE AND INDEPENDENT SECONDS
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F. P. JOURNE. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH REMONTOIR, POWER RESERVE AND INDEPENDENT SECONDS

SIGNED F. P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, REMONTOIR D'EGALITÉ AVEC SECONDE MORTE, NO. 014-04TN, TOURBILLON SOUVERAIN, CIRCA 2006

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F. P. JOURNE. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH REMONTOIR, POWER RESERVE AND INDEPENDENT SECONDS
SIGNED F. P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, REMONTOIR D'EGALITÉ AVEC SECONDE MORTE, NO. 014-04TN, TOURBILLON SOUVERAIN, CIRCA 2006
Cal. 1403 18k pink gold movement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance, one minute A frame tourbillon visible through an aperture at the 9 o'clock, 18k pink gold brushed dial, eccentric silvered guilloché hour and minute dial, Arabic numerals, subsidiary silvered guilloché independent seconds at the 6 o'clock, 42 hour fan-form power reserve at the 12 o'clock, circular water-resistant-type case, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws, case, dial and movement signed, 18k pink gold F. P. Journe buckle
40mm diam.
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The new Tourbillon Souverain, another of F.J. Journe's horologic masterworks, is distinguished by its complications, combing a one minute tourbillon with a remontoir and independent seconds. The remontoir provides a constant force to the balance, hence maintaining an equal rate of force whether the watch is fully wound or not and increasing the precision.

The independent seconds, a unique feature in a contemporary wristwatch, provides a more accurate reading of time. The French term for "independent seconds", "seconde morte" or "dead seconds" comes from the fact that the hand remains motionless ("dead") for as long as the second has not actually elapsed, meaning the second is only indicated once completed.

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