CIRCA: 2015
DIAMETER: 40 mm.
BRACELET: Platinum F.P. Journebracelet, 3 removable links
DIAL: Jade, aperture for one minute tourbillon carriage, eccentric engine-turned silvered time display with Arabic numerals, blued steel Journe hands, fan-shaped power reserve indication, engine-turned subsidiary dial for dead-beat seconds
MOVEMENT: 18k pink gold, manual, Cal. 1403, 26 jewels
FUNCTIONS: Time, One minute Tourbillon, Power Reserve, Dead-Beat Seconds
CLASP: Platinum double deployant clasp
WITH: F.P. Journe Certificate of Origin dated 23 November 2016, instruction manual, original leather strap and F.P. Journe buckle, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
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Given the difficulties of producing dials in stone, notably the risk of chipping and cracking, most manufacturers produce their dials in circular disks, thus making the cutting action simpler and reducing the pressure on ‘stress-points’. However, given the tourbillon and the offset dial, F.P. Journe cuts his dials with two very intricate and complex shapes; a process which no doubt results in numerous failed attempts.

As exemplified perfectly above, the hard work is made worth it by the illuminating effect of light passing through the ethereal jade dial. This particular example is further distinguished by the matching solid platinum bracelet which gives the watch a suitably substantial feeling on the wrist, making the owner abundantly aware of the importance of the work of art they are wearing.

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