This makes him the most awarded contemporary watchmaker of his generation, without including the other numerous awards he received around the world.
This prestigious award is a wonderful tribute to the Chronomètre à Résonance, celebrating today, with a new interpretation, the 10 years of this remarkable complication. It is a fortunate coincidence to be rewarded on the 10th anniversary of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.
The Chronomètre à Résonance is an emblematic timepiece that significantly marks the research on precision made by the master watchmaker François-Paul Journe. This unique watch represents one of the wildest challenges ever in the field of mechanical watches. Using the natural resonance phenomenon, this exceptional mechanism, with its two perfectly synchronised beating mechanical hearts, revolutionizes the classic standards of watchmaking by offering an unequalled precision for a wristwatch.
In an ultimate quest for precision, the new face of the Chronomètre à Résonance features today a dial at 9h offering a time indication of 24 hours, defining precisely the hours of day and those of night. The dial at 3h in silver guilloche indicates the local time but can also be used for the same time zone. The Chronomètre à Résonance features a movement in 18K rose gold, an exclusive specification that apply to all the precision chronometers of the brand.
Since 2002, F.P.Journe has received a distinction every year at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, except in 2007 and 2009, when he was a member of the Jury:
2002 Octa Calendrier Special Jury Prize
2003 Octa Lune Prize for Best Men’s Watch
2004 Tourbillon Souverain Golden Hand « Aiguille d’Or »
2005 Chronomètre Souverain Prize for Best Men’s Watch
2006 Sonnerie Souveraine Golden Hand « Aiguille d’Or »
2008 Centigraphe Souverain Golden Hand « Aiguille d’Or »
2010 Chronomètre à Résonance Haute Complication « Grand Complication »