In 1983 François-Paul Journe created his first watch, a Tourbillon pocket watch. To celebrate 30 years of exceptional watch creations, F.P.Journe is now presenting the Anniversary Tourbillon, a wristwatch which reinterpret the original timepiece using the same materials: a case in guilloche silver enhanced by two gold bezels in rose gold.
The transparent sapphire back reveals the tourbillon movement of classic construction made in grained and gilded brass, identical to the original of 1983.
Two parallel barrels distribute energy to a wheels train, arranged in the axis of the watch, which runs the Tourbillon revolving in one minute.
The lateral pallet escapement, which is more compatible with a wristwatch, replaces the detent escapement of the original, and the winding and time setting with a key have now been replaced by the 3 o’clock crown.
The movement features high quality components, with elaborate polishing, beveling and finishings.
The movement is protected by a splendid case back cover in silver guilloche. The dial in grained silver is engraved with filled roman numerals and a steel hour circle, identical to the original tourbillon of 1983.
The hours are indicated by blued steel Abraham-Louis Breguet hands, identical to those of the original pocket watch. The case diameter is 40 mm.
99 pieces only of this watch will be available at a price of US$ 99,000.