F.P. Journe Chronomètre Holland & Holland

Once upon a time a fine gun was part of a gentleman’s armoury. Thankfully today this is no longer the case, but there are still the intriguing connections between gunmaking and watchmaking – which share terms like “barrel” and “calibre” – and this watch by F.P. Journe has a very close relationship with the ancient…

F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souveraine

F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain

The F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain is an unusual watch because it is one of the very few chronographs that has – in my opinion – a logical dial layout. I have always felt that it’s illogical that in the usual chronograph layout, one of the subdials should be dedicated to continuous seconds, while the large…

F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain

The F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain is a 100th of a second chronograph, with one hand that makes a revolution every second. The chronograph display has three dials, one for one second, one for 20 seconds, and one for ten minutes. For each, a tachymeter scale is marked inside the time scale, so on the one-second dial,…

Octa Sport by F.P. Journe, now in titanium

F.P. Journe is a company that doesn’t make many watches. Somewhere between 800 and 900 a year. So approximately a thousand times less than Rolex. But they all have a distinctive appearance, often inspired by 18th-century watchmaking thought. François-Paul signs all his pieces with the Latin motto “Invenit et Fecit” reflecting that golden age in…