Unveiled at SIHH, Elégante by F.P. Journe uses a motion detector to put this electro-mechanical watch in standby mode, thereby ensuring a minimum autonomy of 8 years.
This second piece from Ferdinand Berthoud follows on from the Chronomètre FB1 in its different versions. This new watch immediately stands out for the regulator-style display that shows hours, minutes and seconds on three separate counters.
The year 2014 began with an excellent opening result. Watch exports in January totalled 1.6 billion francs, up 5.6% on January 2013, which itself stood at a remarkable level.
Renowned for his award-winning complication movements, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, director of Agenhor, lifts the veil on the delightful details that are hidden inside the movements the company develops for Van Cleef & Arpels.