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F. P. Journe
Chronomètre Holland & Holland | stainless steel

XX/38 - 66 Pieces total

Regular price


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F. P. Journe
Chronomètre Holland & Holland | stainless steel

XX/38 - 66 Pieces total

Regular price


The Chronomètre Souverain has always been the quintessential F.P. Journe, both in its design language and movement. Whilst typically housed in a classical 38 or 40mm case (in rose gold or platinum), the Limited Edition Chronomètre "Holland & Holland", instead takes its cue from the highly-coveted Chronomètre Bleu, adding an original twist to a traditional approach.

This F.P. Journe Chronomètre "Holland & Holland" is one only 66 pieces made, unveiled in partnership with century-old British gunmaker Holland & Holland. Two 19th century Damascus steel gun barrels were used to create a set of individually unique dials, following time-honoured techniques. Like the Chronomètre Bleu, the "Holland & Holland" also features a svelte 39mm case - this time, in stainless steel.

To fashion the Damascus steel dials, two antique shotguns - bearing the serial numbers 1382 and 7183 - contributed their hand-crafted barrels. Of the 66 pieces created, 38 dials were made using the barrel ‘1382’ (seen in this example), and this was engraved on the case-back. The dials were cut by the Holland & Holland factory in Kensal Green, refined by Les Cadraniers de Genève (F. P Journe’s dial maker) and then “browned” using a traditional gun-making technique, again by Holland & Holland. The result, is a highly-original, fluid-like pattern. The dial is printed with F.P. Journe’s trademark numerals and chapter ring for the minutes, though understandably forgoes a subsidiary seconds or power-reserve indicator. The signature Journe-style hands are off-white and contrast with the polished dial, to improve legibility.

This F.P. Journe Chronomètre Holland & Holland features an in-house Calibre 1304, made entirely of 18-carat rose-gold - seen through the sapphire display case-back. Beating at a frequency of 21,600 vph, it features two mainspring barrels in parallel and offers a power reserve of 56 hours (+/- 2 hours). The hand finishing is expertly completed, mixing a combination of circular graining with sunburst and wave patterns. All screw heads are polished and all edges neatly chamfered with a Côte de Genève motif on the bridges. "Holland & Holland" can also be found discretely engraved, beside the two barrels.

This F.P. Journe Chronomètre Holland & Holland comes as a full-set, with its complimentary, rich-brown leather strap; corresponding steel tang buckle, its accompanying box (printed "Holland & Holland"), guarantee card and paperwork.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: F. P. Journe
Model: Chronomètre Holland & Holland
Movement: mechanical manual-winding Cal.1304
Functions: time-only: hours, minutes, subsidiary-seconds
Features: unique Damascus steel dial made from the barrel of antique Holland & Holland shotgun (serial 1382), display-back
Case:
39mm diameter x 8.60mm stainless steel
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Bracelet: F.P Journe dark brown alligator strap, steel tang buckle
Lug/buckle width: 20mm/19mm
Year:  2018
Box & papers: full set - box, USB, stamped warranty card, manual
This F.P. Journe Chronomètre Holland & Holland is in practically unworn condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. It’s guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

Please note, that prices are quoted gross of VAT (unless expressly stated otherwise) and that preowned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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