Producing approximately 850 timepieces per year, F.P. Journe established its reputation by crafting high-level timepieces inspired from traditional watchmaking techniques.
Born from the encounter of Francois-Paul Journe and collector Jean Todt, through the ICM foundation, the Centigraphe Souverain was crafted with the aim of developing the ideal chronograph for the world of car racing.
Following extensive research on the balance of power in a movement, energy loss, motricity and pushers, Francois-Paul Journe created an unprecedented chronograph able to measure elapsed time from a 100th of a second to ten minutes.
Leading F.P. Journe towards winning the top prize of the Golden Hand Award of the Geneva watchmaking Grand Prix for the third time since the opening of his manufacture in 2000, the Centigraphe Souverain was qualified as an unprecedented creation.
Fresh to the market, the present timepiece is part of the extremely rare collection of Centigraphe Souverain timepieces made to commemorate Jean Todt, former executive director of the Formula One team “Scuderia Ferrari’, for inspiring the birth of the present chronograph. One of the very few Centigraphe Souverain crafted in such a configuration, the timepiece was crafted with a dial commemorating the colors of the Scuderia Ferrari.