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Historical F.P. Journe Tourbillon Marks Three decades of Independent WatchmakingsharetweetshareThirty years ago, 20-year-old French watchmaking prodigy Francois-Paul Journe completed his pet project: a pocketwatch having a handmade tourbillon, in an era during which that 19th-century horological invention was virtually forgotten. In 2010, Journe celebrates the anniversary which has a wristwatch sort of that groundbreaking timepiece, the F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon.The new wristwatch, a re-interpretation on the original pocketwatch that Journe finished in 1983, breaks while using traditions of the majority of current F.P. Journe replica watches using the same materials employed in that original pocketwatch silver with guilloche to the case, 4N rose gold to the back and front bezels, and traditional brass with the tourbillon movement. (Many of the replica watches from Journe's eponymous brand use gold for your movements.)The watch includes a transparent sapphire caseback revealing the classically constructed tourbillon movement , created in grained and gilded brass just like that of the 1983 pocketwatch. Two parallel barrels distribute energy to some wheels train, arranged within the axis of the watch, which runs the tourbillon's one-minute revolutions. The lateral pallet escapement, which is more works with a close look panerai straps , replaces the pocketwatch's detent escapement, as well as a winding crown at 3 o'clock replaces the old-fashioned key winding system in the original timepiece.Front (above) and side view (below) of the F.P. Journe Anniversary TourbillonMade within the workshops of F.P. Journe's small manufacture, based in the capital of scotland - Geneva, the watch's movement features high-quality components, with elaborate polishing, beveling along with a volume of finishing that wasn't possible thirty years ago when Journe was making the pocketwatch he refers to as his "baby."The movement, which closely resembles its predecessor, remains safe with a caseback cover created from silver and adorned having a striking guilloche pattern geneva watch . Other echoes with the original watch add the dial, which is manufactured from grained silver and engraved with filled Roman numerals along with a steel hour circle, as well as the blued steel, Breguet-style hour and minute hands, another stylistic departure with the F.P. Journe brand identity, consisting of its own very distinctive hand design.The brass tourbillon movement (above) is safe with a silver guilloche caseback (below).The F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon, which Journe calls a "thank you" to his 30-year-old brand's most loyal customers, is restricted to 99 pieces watches , and priced at $99,000. That it was seen the first time in Tokyo on October 18, that also marked the 10th Anniversary in the first F.P. Journe Boutique.The brand new watch's inspiration: Journe's tourbillon pocketwatch from 1983, front (above) and back (below)sharetweetshare replica breitling blue face watches
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