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F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe is a high-end Swiss watch manufacturer, named in the honor of its founder François-Paul Journe. The old company directed its activity to the field of watchmaking, announcing the motto of the brand as “Invenit et Fecit”, which means “invented it and made it" in Latin. Today F.P. Journe designs and manufactures new watch movements and invents completely new watches mechanisms, like the resonance chronometer. 

The legendary history of the brand can be traced since 1957, when the founder Francois-Paul Journe was born in Marseille. He got his watchmaking education at 14 and in 1976, he graduated from Ecole d'Horlogerie de Paris where he got the diploma of a watchmaker. In 1977, Francois started his first watchmaking experience as an apprentice of his uncle Michael Journe, where he got experience of working with old nineteenth-century watches. At the age of 22, he designed the planetarium luxury watch mechanism for Asprey in London. 

After five years of work, Journe assembled his first pocket watch with a gold and silver tourbillon chronometer. At the same time, he made his complicated skeleton perpetual clock. Soon, Journe became a laureate of the Fondation de la Vocation Bleustein-Blanchet, and his watch artworks became famous. Cooperating with Asprey watch manufacture, Journe assembled his "Pendule Sympathique" clock for Asprey.

The main watches collections of F.P. Journe are Octa, Souveraine, Joaillerie, and the Limited Series collection. Each of them includes luxury watches with different features like unusual design and precious stone covering. 

The ladies watches made by the F.P. Journe luxury watch brand were presented in the women's watch Elegante collection. The watches of the elite collection combine style, quality, elegance, and prestige. The original feature of the luxury watch for women is a unique combination of quartz and mechanics mechanisms. The single battery runs from 10 to 18 years. The know-how of the designer watches is the “sleeping mode” saving energy, activated when the watch is not worn. After the watch is put on the wrist again, the operating mode starts, and the correct time is automatically adjusted. Luxury watches of the Elegante collection come with a titanium watchcase and are designed to follow every curve of a woman’s wrist. The watches can be made of pink gold with a dark brown bracelet. The platinum model comes with a blue bracelet. In addition, there is a diamond series of F. PP. Journe high end watches. The luxury ladies watches of the F.P. Journe watch brand were presented in January 2014 in Geneva.

All the F.P. Journe watches are made manually by one watchmaker completely, who is fully responsible for the luxury watch during the whole warranty period.

Within three years, the F.P. Journe watch manufactory got the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve, the highest award in watchmaking. Despite its young age, F.P. Journe is respected and popular not only in the world of watch-making, but also among the admirers and connoisseurs of precisse and complex high end watches mechanisms.