(33812) F.P Journe Chronometre Resonance Dual Time, platinum case on a strap with a platinum tang buckle, manual wind movement F.P. Journe Caliber 1499-2 with a unique movement concept featuring two escapements that influence and stabilize each other, two completely independent time zones, crown at 12 o'clock winds both both the movement and sets the hours and minutes of each dial, crown at 4 o'clock resets both seconds hands to zero, salmon dial, diameter: 40mm, thickness: 8.8mm. Like New with original box and papers that are undated.
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This is a platinum F.P. JOURNE CHRONOMÈTRE À RÉSONANCE Dual Time. This chronometer has resonance controlled twin independent movements – two escapements working together – a radical design that took twenty years of research. It has a two-body, polished, solid, case with a transparent back and 6 screws. The side and top crowns are engine-turned in "cordes de Marseille" texturing; the crown at 12 o'clock winds both movements, independently setting the hours and minutes of each twin subsidiary guilloche silver dial. The crown at 4 o'clock synchronizes both seconds hands. The dials have printed Arabic numbers for hours and minutes, with two independent oscillators. A combined power reserve with an indicator energizes both time zone displays; a subsidiary seconds sub-dial has zero reset. There is a railway minute outer track and Journe's exclusive blued steel hands. The 8.8mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This F.P. JOURNE CHRONOMÈTRE À RÉSONANCE Dual Time has a mechanical in-house produced manual winding caliber 1499-2 movement. It's constructed with 36 jewels, fausses cotes decoration, a shock absorber, and twin straight-line lever escapements. The bridges and plates are 18K red gold, and the resonating engine keeps both movements synchronized. It includes twin beryllium 4-arm balances with 4 adjustable timing weights, and self-compensating free-sprung balance springs, with both independent trains on a single plate. one escapement is fixed to a small platform that pivots around the second wheel with a rack-and-pinion mechanism that adjusts the distance between the two balances in order to find the most efficient synchronized position. It oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph. The F.P. JOURNE CHRONOMÈTRE À RÉSONANCE Dual Time was introduced in 2002, and it won the Watch of the Year jury award in Japan in 2003; it received the grand complication prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve in 2010.
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