F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain Platinum
Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
Model: Centigraphe Souverain Platinum
Reference Number: CT PT A
Movement: Manual winding
Time Period: 2008 - present
Retail / Compare-At Price: $75,000
Our Best Price: $49,000
Case Material: 950 Platinum
Case Diameter: 40 mm
Thickness: 10.7 mm
Waterproof: 100 ft./30 m.
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Material Bezel: Fixed convex platinum
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Dial: White gold and silver with white sub-dials
Dial Numerals: Black painted Arabic numeral hour/minute indices, black railway minute outer track
BRACELET / STRAP
Bracelet color: Black
Bracelet Material: Leather
Clasp: F.P. Journe ardillon
Clasp material: Platinum
Hours, minutes, chronograph - multi-scale chronograph to 1/100th second, chronograph with three subdials: 1-second register at 10 o’clock, 20-second register at 2 o’clock & 10-minute register at 6 o’clock (activated by the patented rocker at 2 o'clock) tachometer scale, 80-hour power reserve with chronograph stopped, 24-hour power reserve with chronograph running
Round-shaped polished Platinum case
F.P. Journe blued steel and red lacquered titanium hours/minutes hands
Two-body, polished, solid, case with a sapphire crystal display case cack secured by six screws
The plainum crown is engine-turned in "Cordes de Marseille" texturing
The hand-wound mechanical movement of the centigraphe indicates elapse times from a 100TH of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials, each with a timescale in red and a tachometer scale in black. The tachometer scales converts time for 1 km into speed ranging from 6KM/H - walking pace - to 36,000 KM/H well above the escape velocity of a rocket going into low-level orbit.
The 100TH of a second hand revolves around the dial in one second on a scale marked in hundredths of a second.
On the dial at 2 o'clock, the hand revolves once every 20 seconds on a time scale divided into seconds. The external tachometer scale indicates speed.
The third dial at 6 o'clock, graduated for 10 minutes, has a similar tachometer scale with speeds corresponding to 20-second markers.
Patented ergonomic chronograph - The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker at 2 o'clock in the case band.
Patented chronograph mechanism - A second paptent was granted for the mechanism's ingenious configuration, which effectively isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function. This means the balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running.
22K gold movement, adjusted in 6 positions.
The case, dial, and movement are all signed.
In 2008, the Centigraphe Souverain won ‘L'Aiguille d’Or’ (The Golden Hand) award at the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève), the most prestigious award ceremony in the watch industry.
Only 12 pieces are received by each boutique per year, with just two pieces made available for each model in the collection.
Incomplete (no box, no papers, was recently serviced by F.P. Journe)