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F. P. Journe Chronometre Bleu Tantalum Blue Dial (44042)

F.P Journe Chronometre Bleu, tantalum case on a strap with a matching tantalum tang buckle, manual-wind FP Journe Caliber 1304 movement, 56-hour power reserve powered by twin mainspring barrels, COSC, small seconds, metallic blue dial with Arabic numerals, water resistant to 30 meters, diameter: 39mm, thickness: 8.6mm. Like New with F.P. Journe box and papers dated June of 2013. (44042)


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This is a tantalum F.P Journe Chronometre Bleu with an alligator leather strap, a matching tantalum tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has an exhibition sapphire display case back secured by 5 screws, engraved with "Invenit et Fecit," Journe's motto of "He invented it and he made it". The 39mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and rounded bezel are polished. The blue dial is polished to a mirror finish, with luminous hands and radial Arabic numeral hour markers, with an outer railroad-style minute track. It has a subsidiary small second dial between the 7 and 8 o'clock positions. It includes the Certified Official Swiss Chronometer (COSC) rating. It has a 56-hour power reserve and it's water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet. The 8.6mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. The mechanical manual winding F.P. Journe caliber 1304 movement is constructed of 18K rose gold, including the base plate and bridges, with Cotes de Geneve “embellishment. The main plate features a guilloche grain d’orge (barleycorn) pattern, and the gold bridges are finished with Geneva stripes and polished beveled angles. It has twin barrels, 22 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a 4-arm balance with 4 adjustable timing weights, and the connecting train is hidden underneath the dial. The monometallic balance is adjusted in 6 positions, with a self-compensating free-sprung balance spring. The balance has four inertia weights, a flat Anachron, micro-flamed spring, and mobile stud holders. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz). Tantalum metal is dark grey with blue overtones; it's nicknamed "black chrome." It's difficult to utilize in watchmaking because of its very high density, and extremely high fusion temperature of 3,800 degrees F. It's non-allergenic with tremendous resistance to corrosion, and it's as heavy as platinum; it takes approximately five times longer to make a tantalum case than it does to make a platinum case. This watch was introduced in 2009.

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European Watch Company maintains the highest possible standard in the industry when it comes to the quality of our timepieces. Prior to being listed for sale, every one of our watches are five position tested and meticulously inspected by our on-staff watchmakers. Our goal is to make sure that our watches are in exceptional “like new” condition, both mechanically and cosmetically, so they are ready to wear right when they are delivered to you. To provide further peace of mind, we provide a one year limited warranty on all our timepieces. We have worked very hard over the last 30 years to build up our 5-star reputation. We are confident that we can find the perfect watch for you to cherish and enjoy!

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I have been dealing with European Watch Company for over ten years, and have purchased several wrist watches, including IWC, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Jaeger-LeCoultre. They were not only fairly priced but arrived in like-new condition, fully warranted by European Watch Company. This company has an attentive, knowledgeable staff, a large inventory, and is a genuine pleasure to deal with.

P.V. Pawel

Just completed my 7th transaction with EWC and for the 7th time the transaction was smooth, flawless and quick. Joshua is quick to respond to any e-mails and answer any questions. Ashley knows how to complete the necessary paperwork to avoid any delays at Customs as I am located in Canada and all paperwork needs to be completed perfectly which she is an expert at. You only want to deal with the best and the team at EWC is the best. There is a Yiddish word to describe the people at EWC and that word is mensches which translates to people of integrity and honour.

Jeff B.

Winnipeg, Canada

After a lengthy search I located the Patek Philippe I desired at EWC, but the decision to make a high dollar purchase over the internet was a difficult one. Through numerous emails with Justin and looking at reviews of EWC I made the decision to proceed and I am now ECSTATIC. The watch is exactly as described and pictured. It was perfectly packaged and shipped FedEx overnight. My watch collection now includes the watch I have been seeking for over a year.In summary, you can deal with the EWC staff with confidence. They are professional, honest and you will receive a quality watch which will put a smile on your face.

Chuck J.

Phoenix, AZ

I live in San Francisco but the EWC website is the first place I check once I get an impulse for a particular watch. EWC's website is cozy and feels like home. I enjoy the photos, presentation, description and historical notes of each item and really like their next day delivery, so I stay loyal to them. Sometimes I must wait awhile for a watch to become available but can usually find anything I want. Then there are the watches you never knew you wanted until you see them here.

Scott Blalock

San Francisco

Dear EWC, I have just completed my very first purchase with your company: a mint Lange Datograph. Robert was extremely help throughout the process with the item delivered nicely packed to my Hong Kong address within days. The condition of the watch was absolutely mint as described and has exceeded my expectations, even under a loupe! I will be a return customer in no time. Well done!

James C.

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