F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe (or FP Journe) is an ultra high-end Swiss watch manufacture. F.P. Journe was founded in 1999 and its name derives from the founder and watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe. As a watch manufcaturer F.P. Journe builds everything in-house and has also invented entirely new features, for example the resonance chronometer. F.P. Journe watches are collected by serious watch fans and aficionados around the world. Notable models include the F.P. Journe Souveraine, F.P. Journe Octa, F.P. Journe Chronometre, F.P. Journe Centigraphe, F.P. Journe Tourbillon, F.P. Journe Repetition Souveraine. There also are F.P. Journe Jewellery collections and F.P. Journe limited series. In general FP Journe watches prices are in the higher range and there rarely are F.P. Journe watches for sale. Please consider buying the watches at a certified retailer to avoid falling victim to F.P. Journe watches replica models with too low F.P. Journe prices. Among the currently more popular watches are the F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu, F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain, F.P. Journe Octa Sport, F.P. Journe Rose Gold. Some collectors search for the F.P. Journe Sonnerie Souveraine to enhance their collection. If you are looking for information on an F.P. Journe (FP Journe) watch, prices included, visit WatchTime and its watch database, which includes popular F.P. Journe watches and FP Journe photos as well as tech specs.

Save Your Energy – An Eight-Year Quest: An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe, Part 6

F.P. Journe Elegante - Movement

How can François-Paul Journe justify making a quartz watch when he is considered to be one of the greatest watchmakers alive? Simple: Perspective! Or, more to the point: How could he not? Watchmaking … [Read more...]

Testing the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime, Plus a History of Breitling Watches


Take this unique opportunity to read this test of the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime from the pages of WatchTime magazine. But that’s not all: you are also invited to join WatchTime for a … [Read more...]

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

F.P. Journe caliber

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 … [Read more...]

From Watch Anish: Highlights from WatchTime New York 2015

Watch Anish - wristshots - WTNY 2015

Our friends at watch lifestyle website Watch-Anish.com helped make this year's WatchTime New York Event at Gotham Hall a huge success. Here is their report on the event — which they dubbed "the most … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe, Pocket Watch to Wristwatch: A History of the Patek Philippe Watch Company

WT Spotlight - Patek Philippe

WatchTime Spotlight On Patek Philippe: The Birth of a Legend WatchTime’s Spotlight shines on Patek Philippe, taking you on a fascinating journey through the history of this famous watchmaker. The … [Read more...]

Reserved Power: Testing the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down


The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down, equipped with a prominent "ab/auf" power reserve display, has the restrained styling for which the brand is known. Do we give it a thumbs up or thumbs down? … [Read more...]

New York State of Time: Scenes from WatchTime New York 2015


Over the weekend, WatchTime magazine held its first annual WatchTime New York event, dedicated to fine timepieces, with a long list of top watch brand exhibitors such as A. Lange & Söhne, Armin … [Read more...]

20 Brands, 20 Highlight Watches: Here’s What You’ll See at WatchTime New York 2015

WTNY watches

The wait is over! WatchTime New York, America's largest luxury watch show, starts tonight at Gotham Hall and features 20 sponsoring watch brands displaying their new timepieces for 2015. Scroll down … [Read more...]

Showing at WatchTime New York 2015: F.P. Journe Chronomètre Optimum

FP Journe Chronometre Optimum

America’s largest luxury watch show is less than a week away! WatchTime New York takes place at Manhattan’s Gotham Hall on October 23-24 (Click here for event details and to purchase tickets) and … [Read more...]

Casio Watch Confidential: The Inside Story of the Casio G-Shock and Other Casio Watches

Casio G-Shock watch

Download this FREE feature from the WatchTime magazine archives and learn more about the world of Casio watches! There aren’t a lot of non-mechanical watches that have inspired excitement among … [Read more...]

The Rise of Longines Watches: A History of the Longines Watch Company


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The True Beat Goes On: Hands-On with the Arnold & Son TBTE

Arnold & Son TBTE - wrist

For a watchmaking force like Arnold & Son, things move fast. Really fast. In the past three years alone, we’ve witnessed around 20 new movements coming out of this progressive manufacture; each … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap … [Read more...]

How to Make a Perfect Watch. An Insider’s Look at FP Journe – Part 4


Every watchmaker interested in precision has to deal with the same 4 main issues. If these 4 issues were solved, it can be said that one would obtain the perfect watch. But like the Perpetual Movement … [Read more...]

On Sale Now: WatchTime September-October 2015 Issue

WatchTime Sept-Oct 2015 Cover - Rolex

The September-October 2015 issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Rolex Cellini Time, a tour through Breguet's most historic … [Read more...]

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

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum movement

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 … [Read more...]

Sovereign Statement: Testing the F.P. Journe Chronomètre Souverain

F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain

F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain is renowned for its rarity and collectibility, but how well does it function as a timekeeper? WatchTime puts the watch through its paces in this exclusive test … [Read more...]

Is Your Wristwatch a “Wrist” Watch? An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe (Part 3)

FP Journe Chronmetre Dial

From 1910 to 1920, the Swiss industry had hunches on where the market for timekeepers would lead them: pocketwatches or the new craze, wristwatches. In what we call the "conversion era," Swiss … [Read more...]

Scenes From the WatchTime/F.P. Journe Collectors’ Event in Miami

F.P. Journe event - 1

Miami's most ultra-luxe shopping destination played host to a lively gathering of avid watch collectors, and a rare U.S. appearance by a watch-industry rock star, on June 8, as WatchTime and F.P. … [Read more...]

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

Francois Paul Journe’s first ever wristwatch (1991).

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 … [Read more...]

Sponsored: Power or Precision? An Insider’s Look at F.P. Journe (Part 1)

F.P. Journe Chronometre Caliber

Ten years ago, when F.P. Journe introduced his Chronomètre Souverain, his goal was to achieve a true Chronometer status. Precision has always been the essence of Mr. Journe’s quest. His two first … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Presents the Nouvelle Octa Lune

F.P. Journe Nouvelle Octa Lune RG thumb 150

During SIHH in Geneva last month, independent watch brand F.P. Journe introduced updated versions of the moon-phase watch in its Octa Collection. The Nouvelle Octa Lune is available in two case … [Read more...]

IBG 2014: Highlight Watches from 3 Boutique Watch Brands

Greubel Forsey Platinum GMT

WatchTime's 2014 "Inside Basel.Geneva" event tour wraps up this week in San Francisco (October 2). West coach watch aficionados who attend this final IBG show of the year will have the opportunity to … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s September-October Issue is On Sale Now!


The September-October issue of WatchTime is on newsstands now (and also in the WatchTime online shop), featuring our test of the Rolex GMT-Master "Batman" with blue-black ceramic bezel, an exclusive … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Octa Sport Titanium

journe sport

The latest timepiece from the enigmatic watchmaker François-Paul Journe is the F.P. Journe Octa Sport in titanium. The new model is part of the independent watch brand's lineSport collection. The … [Read more...]

Montres Journe Introduces Solid Gold Dials on 3 New F.P. Journe Watches

F.P. Journe Octa Lune

Francois-Paul Journe, the founder and namesake of the F.P. Journe watch brand, had long dreamed of making watches — not just cases — out of gold. In 2004 his watch company, Montres Journe, became … [Read more...]

SIHH 2014 Preview: 3 New IWC Aquatimer Watches

IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 - front

In keeping with recent tradition, IWC has put its marketing focus on one watch collection for 2014. This year, it's the Aquatimer, the brand's line of divers' watches. Here are three new models in the … [Read more...]

Fans of TAG Heuer Watches Can Meet the Man behind these Legendary Swiss Luxury Watches

NEW YORK CITY, NY – The fascinating life and creative mind of Jack W. Heuer, the man who gave the world so many illustrious watch models, is revealed in a free exclusive article recently released by … [Read more...]

Review: 9 iPad Apps for Watch Aficionados

Watch Apps

Though tablets such as the iPad arrived on the market just a few years ago, it is already difficult to imagine our lives without them, and the world of apps that complement them. But have you ever … [Read more...]

Historical F.P. Journe Tourbillon Marks 30 Years of Independent Watchmaking

F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon

Thirty years ago, 20-year-old French watchmaking prodigy Francois-Paul Journe completed his pet project: a pocketwatch with a handmade tourbillon, in an era in which that 19th-century horological … [Read more...]