F. P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu, Tantalum

Housed in a 39mm case, the Chronomètre Bleu is one of very few watches to be produced in the rare, dark-grey metal, tantalum. Rarely used in watchmaking due to its difficulty to work with, tantalum is highly resistant to both corrosion and wear. Measuring at just 8.6mm thick, the Chronomètre Bleu comfortably fits beneath a cuff, and is made distinctive by F.P. Journe’s signature ‘flat crown’. Quintessentially Journe in both its design language and movement, this example was originally sold in February 2016.