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.

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...]

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

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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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Become an expert historian on Longines watches! Download this FREE exclusive article from WatchTime magazine and learn more about the history of Longines watches! Longines watches have a long … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

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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...]

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

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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). Now part of the F.P. Journe museum collection.

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...]

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

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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...]

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

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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...]

Milestone Cartier Watches: From the Cartier Santos to the Calibre de Cartier

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Download this FREE article and expand your knowledge of Cartier watch history with this comprehensive collection of 23 historic Cartier watches! Everyone knows the name Cartier symbolizes luxurious … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

F.P. Journe Presents the Nouvelle Octa Lune

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...]

Only Watch Auction 2013 Preview: 5 Unique Timepieces

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The fifth edition of Only Watch, the charity timepiece auction held biannually in Monaco, takes place on September 28, and news and photos of several of the one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off … [Read more...]

Video: How Harry Winston’s New Opus XIII Works

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As per usual, Harry Winston generated a fair amount of buzz at the 2013 Baselworld watch fair with the latest timepiece in its haute-de-gamme Opus collection. This year's piece, the Opus XIII, turned … [Read more...]

Ulysse Nardin Launches Marine Chronograph Manufacture With In-House Movement

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Ulysse Nardin's journey toward more in-house movement production, a stated goal of UN CEO Patrik Hoffman, continued apace at this year's Baselworld, when the brand released the new Marine Chronograph … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s May-June Issue is On Sale Now!

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The May-June issue of WatchTime is in stores now (and also on the iPad), featuring a test of the Cartier Calibre Chronograph, 39 new watches introduced at the Geneva watch fairs, a profile of the new … [Read more...]

Seconds City: Exploring La Chaux-de-Fonds

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In our March-April issue, on sale now on newsstands and for the iPad, Norma Buchanan visits the Swiss watchmaking town of Le Locle. In this feature story from our June 2009 issue, Buchanan journeys to … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Releases Octa Perpetual Calendar

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Independent watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe has added a ninth model to his eponymous brand's Octa collection, called the F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel, a perpetual calendar timepiece with an … [Read more...]

Louis Moinet Celebrates Jules Verne’s 185th Birthday

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While Winter Storm Nemo is hitting the Northeast, Louis Moinet is celebrating another Nemo — namely, the legendary sea captain of Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. To celebrate … [Read more...]

Video: F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Optimum

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum in rose gold

The Chronomètre Optimum, which F.P. Journe calls the "masterpiece" of its eponymous brand's Souveraine collection, incorporates in its manufacture movement all of the technologies that Journe has … [Read more...]

Maîtres du Temps Opens First Boutique

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Maîtres du Temps has opened its first-ever boutique, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Situated in the Starhill Gallery in Bukit Bintang, the heart of the city’s main shopping district, the … [Read more...]

News, Photos, and Video: F.P. Journe Unveils Chronomètre Optimum

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum in rose gold

Even though he has created many very complicated watches, French watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe has always been interested in accuracy above all. His newest timepiece, the Chronomètre Optimum, which … [Read more...]