F. P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance

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The Chronomètre à Résonance is a wristwatch by F. P. Journe.


The resonance chronometer consists of two largely independent watch movements that are only coupled by a common balance staff and by their resonance: When the half-cycle of one balance wheel slows, it speeds up the other - and vice versa. Since the year 2000 Journe offers this feature for watch connoisseurs as an own watch creation: the Chronomètre à Résonance.

The watch, according to the name, offers chronometer precision and is equipped with a dual timezone. (Journe rejects certifications at the COSC, because he estimates their standards as inadequate and too lax.)

There is a version in red gold and a limited version in platinum.

F.P. Journe won the Complicated Watch Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Chronomètre à Résonance in November, 2010.


Manual winding, manufacture calibre 1499.3, 21,600 A/h
Resonance chronometer
40 jewels
Elaborate finishing
Power reserve 40 hours +/- 2 h


18ct red gold / platinum
D 38 mm (variant: 40 mm), H 9 mm
Sapphire crystal, sapphire crystal caseback
Waterproof to 30 m


Hours, minutes, small seconds
Dual time zone
Power reserve indicator


Red gold or white gold


Black crocodile leather strap with tang-type buckle / gold bracelet / platinum bracelet