In 2005, the Chronomètre Souverain won the ‘Favourite Men’s Watch’ award the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève), the most prestigious award ceremony in the watch industry. Since then the Chronomètre Souverain has seen a number of dial variations but its attraction has not faded. And while these pieces are undeniably attractive, it is the movement that F.P. Journe is famed for.
"Chronometry" - a M. Journe explains it - "was invented by the 18th century English and French watchmakers, when their respective governments organised a competition that would reward the first watchmaker capable of making a timekeeper that could be carried on board a ship." Part of the manual-winding Souverain collection, the inspiration behind the time-only Chronomètre Souverain is also reflected in the power reserve, as when winding, instead of the indicator heading from 0-56, it goes the other way towards 0 - a nod to marine chronometer clocks.
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