From the intricate parts to the exquisite hand-finishing, the beauty of F.P.Journe watches represent the crème de la crème of watchmaking. The Hour Glass takes you on an exclusive photo tour inside the workshops of F.P.Journe.
The F.P.Journe manufacture is housed within a converted gas lamp factory in the centre of Geneva. Within the historic walls, most of the watchmaking activities happen in some 2,000 square metres of space, from the production of the intricate parts to the assembly and finishing of every F.P.Journe watch.
Located in Meyrin, Les Cadraniers de Genève is the workshop responsible for creating the dials for F.P.Journe. Over the years, Les Cadraniers de Genève has accumulated rich expertise in a variety of skills and techniques for producing superb dials, from enamelling to galvanisation, and to the most intricate sandblasting.
Stepping inside any of the individual workshops within F.P.Journe, be it at the Manufacture or at Les Cadraniers de Genève, its dial-making facilities, the common thread is the sense of tranquillity. Despite the seemingly relentless pace of its machines, it is balanced by the patient care of its artisans who work with quiet steadiness. Nothing is hurried here – there is a certain patient yet steady rhythm that underlies the activities. Perhaps that is one of the secrets to F.P.Journe, and how its creations are able to withstand the closest scrutiny. After all, soft fire makes sweet malt.