F. P. Journe Chronometre Bleu Tantalum Blue Dial
F.P Journe Chronometre Bleu, tantalum case on a strap with a matching tantalum tang buckle, manual wind FP Journe Caliber 1304 movement, 56-hour power reserve powered by twin mainspring barrels, COSC, small seconds, metallic blue dial with arabic numerals, water resistant to 30 meters, diameter: 39mm, thickness: 8.6mm. Like New with F.P. Journe box and papers dated 2011.
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This is a Tantalum F.P Journe Chronometre Bleu, with an alligator leather strap, a matching Tantalum tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has an exhibition sapphire display case back secured by 5 screws, engraved with "Invenit et Fecit," Journe's motto of "He invented it and he made it. "The 39mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and rounded bezel are polished. The blue dial is polished to a mirror finish, with luminous hands and radial Arabic numeral hour markers, with an outer railroad-style minute track. It has a subsidiary small second dial between the 7 and 8 o'clock positions. It includes the Certified Official Swiss Chronometer (COSC) rating. It has a 56-hour power reserve and it's water resistant to 30 meters/100 feet. The 8.6mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. The mechanical manual winding F.P. Journe caliber 1304 movement is constructed of 18K rose gold, including the base plate and bridges, with Cotes de Geneve “embellishment. The main plate features a guilloche grain d’orge (barleycorn) pattern, and the gold bridges are finished with Geneva stripes and polished beveled angles. It has twin barrels, 22 jewels, a shock absorber mechanism, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a 4-arm balance with 4 adjustable timing weights, and the connecting train is hidden underneath the dial. The monometallic balance is adjusted in 6 positions, with a self-compensating free-sprung balance spring. The balance has four inertia weights, a flat Anachron, micro-flamed spring, and mobile stud holders. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz). Tantalum metal is dark grey with blue overtones; it's nicknamed "black chrome." It's difficult to utilize in watchmaking because of its very high density, and extremely high fusion temperature of 3,800 degrees F. It's non-allergenic with tremendous resistance to corrosion, and it's as heavy as platinum; it takes approximately five times longer to make a tantalum case than it does to make a platinum case. This watch was introduced in 2009.
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