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ÉLÉGANTE by F.P. Journe

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May 2015


FP Journe has developed a revolutionary horological concept for his first ladies’ collection. It was designed and conceived exclusively for women, with extremely precise technical specifications to offer this watch an autonomy of 8 to 10 years when worn and up to 18 years in standby mode.

It took 8 years of research for Journe to develop this innovative movement that combines comfort of use and the performance of an electro-mechanical watch with femininity, elegance and precision.
The Elégante keeps time impeccably, allowing it to be stopped and started again. This is the dream of all women, and of all watchmakers as well.

All the mechanical elements of the Elégante movement are manufactured by FP Journe, based on the brand’s own criteria of excellence in state-of-the-art Haute Horlogerie. The electronic components were developed by a Swiss engineer and made in Switzerland according to exclusive and exacting standards, with a microprocessor specifically created for the watch. This electro-mechanical watch features a mechanical motion detector, visible on the dial at 5 o’clock. When the watch is motionless, it stops after approximately 30 minutes.

In standby mode, the microprocessor continues to keep time, while the mechanical parts – gears, rotors and hands – stop moving in order to save energy. When the Elégante is worn again, it automatically sets itself to the current time, taking the shortest path – either clockwise or anti-clockwise.

Source: Europa Star March 2015 Magazine Issue