.P.Journe presents the élégante 12 rows of diamonds watch, on a 40 mm case, with new set bracelets. These new versions reflect the know-how of the Manufacture, which combines watchmaking innovation and jewellery refinement.
The 12 links, in Titanium or Titalyt®, are set with 382 brilliant cut diamonds for a total of 3.23 carats. Completed with an interchangeable rubber part, these new bracelets follow perfectly the wrist shape, offering comfort and lightness. To vary the styles to suit all desires, they are available in 8 colours - white, midnight blue, burgundy, grey, yellow, black, orange and powder rose - and can accommodate all 40 mm élégante models.
Several elements make up the face of the watch: a sapphire dial, white for the Titanium version, black for the Titalyt® version, and screwed Steel appliques. As a finishing touch to this ladies collection, F.P.Journe has chosen a Flat Tortue® case, whose design is trademarked.
The élégante by F.P.Journe is an innovative horological concept that reconciles tradition and modern technology. 8 years of research were necessary to bring it to fruition. François-Paul Journe says: “I created this watch because for 20 years, women have been asking me to design a watch for them; a watch that was different and comfortable to wear, and that suited their needs and desires. I therefore created this long-lasting watch especially for them. The élégante features the only electro-mechanical movement designed with a true vision of luxury.”
All the mechanical parts of the movement are produced in the F.P.Journe Manufacture according to its criteria of excellence. The electronic part is made in Switzerland, with a microprocessor specifically developed for this watch.
Fitted with a revolutionary electromechanical movement, the élégante by F.P.Journe provides more than 8 years autonomy with the performance of a watch that is exceptionally comfortable to wear. After remaining motionless for 35 minutes, the watch switches to standby mode in order to save energy, and its hands stop turning. In standby mode, the microprocessor especially created for this watch continues to measure the time. When the motion detector visible on the dial at 4h30 is activated, it automatically sets itself to the correct time, with the hands taking the shortest path, whether clockwise or counter-clockwise. The élégante by F.P.Journe allows time to be stopped and started again - the absolute dream of all watchmakers...
Movement Calibre 1210 • Electromecanical • Patented two-rotor motor • Dedicated processor, specific functions and low consumption • Quartz frequency: 32’768 Hz
Movement dimensions Overall dimensions: 28.5 x 28.3 mm • Casing-up: 27.9 x 27.7 mm • Overall Height: 3.13 mm • Height of winding stem: 1.10 mm • Diameter of stem thread: S 0.90 mm
Particularities Standby after 35 minutes motionless • Restart and automatic time setting when the watch is put back on • Motion detection oscillating weight visible on the dial • 2 positions hand setting stem
Main characteristics Time adjustment in position 2 of the hand-setting stem • Stop second in time setting position (crown pulled)
Autonomy Daily use: 8 to 10 years • Standby: 18 years
Indications Central hours and minutes • Small second at 6h00
Dial Inner dial in black or white sapphire • Outer dial with screwed Steel elements
Finishing 4N Gold movement • Engraved and decorated battery bridge • Côtes de Genève • Screw heads polished and bevelled • Pegs with polished rounded ends
Number of pieces Jewels: 18• Movement without dial: 132
Case Flat Tortue® shape, Titanium or Titalyt®: 40.0 x 35.0 mm • Total thickness: 7.35 mm • Set with 222 brilliant cut diamonds VS1 F/G 1.56 carats • Sapphire crystal case back • 3 ATM water resistant, screw down crown
Bracelet Set with 382 brilliant cut diamonds VS1 F/G 3.23 carats • Available in white, yellow, orange, burgundy, powder rose, grey, black and midnight blue