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Who Needs Constant Force? An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe (Part 2)

1977. Paris. A young watchmaker of 20 embarks on an odd quest – to make his own tourbillon. Not to sell, not to show, but simply to prove that he can do it. Passionate and determined, equipped only with George Daniels’ book, “the Art of Breguet,” Francois-Paul Journe sets to work. 1983. Paris. Francois-Paul Journe...

Is Your QP Jumping or Dragging? An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe, Part 7

The new Quantième Perpétuel launched by F.P. Journe clearly demonstrates how Mr. Journe works, and what his ambitions are. Originally announced in 2014, only a trickle (on Journe’s scale, that is less than 10) of the watches ordered have been delivered. Is a QP that difficult to make? Well, it all depends on what you...

Sound and Vision: An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe, Part 5

Grande Sonnerie [Def]: a watch that strikes the hours and quarters automatically. The Professional Dictionary of Horology is clear about the function of a Grande Sonnerie. But let’s understand what it means by “automatically.” Here it does not refer to an automatic movement, but rather that, without outside help, the watch will strike, on its own, in...

How to Make a Perfect Watch: An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe, Part 4

Every watchmaker interested in precision has to deal with the same four major issues. If all four of these issues could be resolved, one would obtain the perfect watch. But like the Perpetual Movement or the Fountain of Youth, this quest for the Holy Grail is not achievable in our lifetime. But this does not...

2016: THE WATCH YEAR IN REVIEW

Lots of Smarts: New Smartwatches Abound in 2016

We begin our wrap-up of 2016 — an interesting year in watchmaking — with this roundup of new smartwatches that debuted this year, most of them at the Baselworld watch fair in March, from brands including Casio, Tissot, TAG Heuer, and Frédérique Constant.

SIHH 2014: Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna

There is never any doubt about which watch is A. Lange & Söhne’s  “hero” each year at SIHH. The brand presents it proudly in the center of its booth, scaled up to proportions even Panerai would not dream of. This year, it is the Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna, though CEO Wilhelm Schmid told us...

Museum Megastar: Reviewing the Movado SE Extreme

The Movado Sports Edition (SE) Extreme takes the classic Museum Watch design to a sporty new level. Click here for our in-depth analysis of this mechanical watch, with original photography by Zuckerfabrik Fotodesign, from WatchTime’s February 2010 issue.

Cartier’s Crystal Ball: Inside the ID Two Concept Watch

Cartier is rare among watch manufacturers because it releases concept watches that reveal its future plans for all to see. The latest concept, called ID Two, looks like something teleported to us from the year 2020. Click here to read WatchTime technical editor Mike Disher’s report on the ID Two, along with a video animation...