F. P. Journe Chronomètre Souverain, Black Label, 38mm, Platinum

This Chronomètre Souverain is quintessentially an F.P Journe in both its design language and movement. Housed in a classical 38 mm dress watch case, it is made distinctive by F.P. Journe’s signature ‘flat crown’ with a rope-like pattern. The black dial is engine turned in the centre with a hobnail, Clous de Paris pattern, while the outer track holds the white, embossed decorative Arabic numerals. The signature F.P. Journe style hands form a nice contrast to the black dial. Between seven and eight o’clock is a subsidiary seconds and at three o’clock is a power reserve indicator of 56 hours. Overall, the dial layout is cleanly designed and excellently legible.