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.

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 Patek Philippe story spans more than 160 years; in that time, the brand has won international renown and has reconfirmed its standing as one of the world’s most important watchmakers. Discover the story now, as only this historical article from WatchTime Magazine could tell it! The 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 and beautiful jewelry. But Cartier watches also display a passion for technology and innovation. This FREE downloadable feature from WatchTime magazine introduces you to the 23 most important milestones in the history of the Cartier watch. Learn the stories behind the Cartier Santos, the Cartier … [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 see and try on many new watches, including several standout models from respected indie watch brands F.P. Journe, Greubel Forsey and Parmigiani Fleurier. … [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 interview with Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek, a foldout timeline covering 100 years of the wristwatch, and more. Scroll down for highlights from the issue... … [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 case is in grade 5 titanium in an anthracite grey color with a satin finish. Let's take a closer look. … [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 the first to produce entire movements in 18k rose gold, and this year, Journe has added yet another component: gold dials for three of his brand's watch models. … [Read more...]

Monochrome Monday: Reviewing the New Rolex GMT-Master II “Pepsi Bezel”

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When Rolex unveils a new watch, it does it exactly when it wants to do it. As we told you before, when we were guessing what the new Rolex watches for 2014 would be, Rolex can be even more secretive than the famous Swiss banks. Our guesses turned out to be pretty accurate, and one of the models that we were hoping to see was the new Rolex GMT-Master II with red/blue "Pepsi" bezel. However, The new "Pepsi" elicited some rather mixed emotions at Monochrome headquarters. … [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 revamped Aquatimer collection, which makes its full debut at January's SIHH watch fair. … [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 WatchTime, the world leader in watch journalism. TAG Heuer Watches: The True Story behind the TAG Heuer Carrera, TAG Heuer Formula 1 and Others is an inside look at Heuer’s many inventions, innovations and marketing genius, revealing dozens of little-known facts that fans of TAG Heuer watches … [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 thought about how a tablet app could help you choose your next watch, or even help enhance your passion for watches in general? … [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 invention was virtually forgotten. This year, Journe celebrates the anniversary with a wristwatch version of that groundbreaking timepiece, the F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon. … [Read more...]

Blancpain Watches: A Test and History of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms

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WatchTime Spotlight:  Blancpain – A Test & History Of The Fifty Fathoms Fans of classic divers’ watches now have a unique opportunity to read our test of one of the most popular Blancpain watches, from the June 2008 issue of WatchTime magazine. But that’s not all: you are also invited to join WatchTime for a journey through the fascinating history of the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms. If you’re curious as to how the watch scored, and how it came to be, download WatchTime Spotlight: … [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 tradition and look back upon an eventful history. Today, Longines is a well-known brand; perhaps some of you are wearing a Longines watch right now, or are planning to add another Longines watch to your collection. But what is the story behind Longines watches’ rise to popularity? Who created the … [Read more...]

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

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WatchTime Spotlight on Breitling — Testing the vintage globetrotter: Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime 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 journey through the legendary history of Breitling. Download WatchTime Spotlight on Breitling! The best news: this Download is absolutely free! The Breitling Transocean Chronograph … [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 collectors, but Casio watches – particularly the famous G-Shock — are among the rare exceptions. And even diehard fans of Swiss mechanicals are impressed with Casio’s technological prowess. Casio has never made, and has no plans to make, a traditional, mechanical watch. However, what makes … [Read more...]

Facetime September 21

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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 have started to be released, including models from Breguet, Harry Winston, Girard-Perregaux, Laurent Ferrier, and Piaget. … [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 heads with its 242 functional rubies and unconventional time indication by means of tiny, pivoting markers around the dial. … [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 Manufacture, its first chronograph watch with an in-house movement. … [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 Girard-Perregaux, a head-to-head test of manufacture chronographs from Jaeger-LeCoultre and Montblanc, and more. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [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 another cradle of Swiss horology, La Chaux-de-Fonds, a town that is still, as Karl Marx described it a century and a half ago, “one giant watch factory.” … [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 instantaneous jump function. The watch, which will be limited to 900 pieces, made its debut in Geneva during the SIHH and GTE watch fairs. … [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 the author's 185th birthday, the brand has released a video highlighting the Jules Verne Instrument III, a high-precision chronograph inspired by the fictional Captain Nemo's journey on his submarine, the Nautilus, in Verne's famous novel. Jean-Michel Verne, direct descendant of Jules Verne, had … [Read more...]

Video: F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Optimum

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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 developed — which have previously debuted in other Souveraine watches — to ensure ideal timekeeping precision and stability. Click here to see photos of the F.P. Journe Chronomètre Optimum Click below for F.P. Journe's official video of the Chronomètre Optimum. Receive all the … [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 boutique officially opened on November 22, with VIP guests and dignitaries in attendance. The launch coincided with the start of “A Journey Through Time VI,” Asia’s premier luxury watch-and-jewelry exhibition. … [Read more...]

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

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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 made its debut last week at the F.P. Journe boutique in New York City, takes the quest for timekeeping precision to a new level. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe and HYT Win Awards

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At the European Watch of the Year event, held at the London May Fair Hotel on October 2nd, 2012, F.P. Journe won the "Best Men's Watch 2012" award for its Chronomètre Souverain.The Chronomètre Souverain is insipired by early 19th-century marine chronometry, including a twin-barrel movement for precision timekeeping. We tested this watch earlier this year. Read our results here. … [Read more...]

Sovereign Statement: Testing F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain

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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 our exclusive test; Nik Schölzel provides the breathtaking original photography. … [Read more...]

Vacheron Constantin Pays Tribute to Mozart with New Métiers d’Art Watch

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Since 2007, Vacheron Constantin has been a patron of the prestigious Paris National Opera. In 2010, it released the first in a planned series of 15 unique watches in its Métiers d'Art collection, inspired by the breathtaking mural painting on the ceiling of Paris's Palais Garnier Opera House by French artist Marc Chagall. The brand unveiled the third timepiece in the series, the Métiers d'Art Chagall a l'Opera de Paris "Hommage to W.A. Mozart" recently at a New York luncheon co-hosted by the … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s July-August Issue Is On Sale Now!

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WatchTime’s July-August issue is on newsstands now, with a test of Panerai's 1950 3 Days 47 mm, an under-the-hood look at Patek Philippe's Ref. 5204, and a TAG Heuer triple feature focusing on the brand's innovations in chronograph technology. Click here for highlights from the issue... … [Read more...]