F.P.Journe unveils Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire for Geneva boutique

May 27, 2017

The Anniversary Centigraphe celebrates the 10th anniversary of each F.P.Journe Boutique. After Hong Kong and Tokyo, Geneva F.P.Journe Boutique launches the Limited Series for its 10th Anniversary

The F.P.Journe Boutique in Geneva is the third to celebrate its anniversary by unveiling its Anniversary Edition in a limited Series of 10 pieces, with each piece numbered and followed by the name of the corresponding city.

This exclusive edition is made in a perfect harmony of colours: a 40mm polished titanium case, a ruthenium dial with sapphire registers, an 18K gold crown and rocker, the emblematic mechanical movement with manual winding in 18K rose gold, and the burgundy alligator strap.

The Anniversary Centigraphe is exclusively available in the Boutique celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Geneva introduced its anniversary watch with a retrospective exhibition of the F.P.Journe Anniversary Series (Chronomètre Souverain 2005, Chronomètre à Résonance 2006, Tourbillon Souverain 2007, and the Octa Perpétuelle 2010).

The Centigraphe is a spectacular mechanical chronograph that indicates elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials, each with a time scale in red. On the left, the 100th of a second hand revolves around the dial in one second and the hand on the right revolves once every 20 seconds. The hand at 6 o’clock makes a tour in 10 minutes.

The chronograph is started, stopped, and zeroed by a rocker located at 2 o’clock in the case band. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented. A second patent was granted for the mechanism’s ingenious configuration, which effectively isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function. This means the balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running.

The Centigraphe Souverain contributes to the medical research of the ICM. In purchasing the Centigraphe, you are also supporting the medical research carried out by the ICM – Institute of Brain and Spinal Cord in Paris – to help find a cure for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Along with Professor Gérard Saillant, Luc Besson, Jean Réno, Jean Todt, Michelle Yeoh, and Michael Schumacher, amongst others, François-Paul Journe has committed to donating 30 per cent of the profits from the sale of each Centigraphe to the ICM, (www.icm-institute.org), with no time limit.

The Centigraphe Souverain was awarded the “l’Aiguille d’Or” (the Golden Hand) at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie of Geneva in 2008. It was also elected Watch of the Year on timezone.com in 2009.

The next Boutiques celebrating their Anniversaries will be Paris in 2018; Beijing and New York in 2019; Bal Harbour in 2022; Los Angeles in 2023, and last but not least Beirut in 2024.