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Big, bold and beautiful
New Models

Big, bold and beautiful

Tuesday, 09 February 2016
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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F.P. Journe thinks big with a 48-mm diameter for the Elégante. A revolutionary electro-mechanical concept that proves not only small is beautiful.

Eight years of research were necessary for F.P. Journe to develop this innovative electro-mechanical concept. The calibre 1210 provides a great comfort of use and the performances of an electro-mechanical watch combining reliability and precision. The Elégante features the only electro-mechanical movement conceived and created for the luxury market and offering a true vision of luxury.

Adapted to the rhythm of modern life, the Elégante goes in stand-by mode after 30 minutes motionless, the mechanical motion detector visible at 4h30 is at rest. During this standby mode, the microprocessor continues to keep time, while the mechanical parts, gears, rotors and hands stop turning. Thus the energy saved provides a very long autonomy from 8 to 10 years in daily use, while up to 18 years in standby mode. When moved, the Elégante sets itself automatically to the current time, taking the shortest path – either clockwise or counter clockwise.

The pure aesthetics of the flat Tortue case, whose design is trademarked ®, doesn’t lose any of its elegance and establishes a contemporary urban style.

The Elégante is an F.P. Journe – All the mechanical parts of its movement are manufactured in the Geneva workshops of the Manufacture, based on the brand’s own criteria of excellence in state-of-the-art haute horology. The electronic components are developed by a Swiss engineer and made in Switzerland according to exclusive and exacting standards, with a microprocessor specifically created for the Elégante.

The luminescent dial of the Elégante provides perfect legibility, by day and by night, and in the dark, the hands count off the hours, as in a shadow theatre. The ergonomic shape of the dark blue rubber strap perfectly embraces any wrist. It is completed with a deployant clasp in steel and titanium.

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