UTC Black Label 40mm

An exclusive collection available only for F.P.Journe watch owners. With a limited production of about 900 timepieces per year, F.P.Journe wanted to offer an even more exclusive timekeeper that would be available only for owners of an F.P.Journe watch. With a case made in Platinum, the most precious metal, F.P.Journe has created a distinguished black dial that personalizes even further the elegance of the brand watches. The Black Label collection was born. The Black Label collection is available only in the F.P.Journe Boutiques and Espaces. F.P.Journe reveals the UTC, coordinated universal time. Created in the 19th century, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) originally referred to solar time at the royal observatory in Greenwich, London. Already used by the British Navy to calculate their longitude position from the Greenwich meridian, it was introduced in the United Kingdom by the Railway Clearing House in 1847. It was then legally adopted as official time throughout Great Britain in 1880, and then in the entire world for the major part of the 20th century, before being replaced in 1972 by UTC, coordinated universal time, due to the inconsistency of average solar time. GMT is usually used in the watchmaking world to designate watches with a second time zone. GMT is based on terrestrial rotation, while UTC on atomic international time. Therefore, the two time measurements are close but not the same. Unlike GMT, UTC offers the current view of time zone division directly linked to the real rotation of the earth, and less variable. F.P.Journe innovates once again with the presentation of the Classique UTC, featuring a patented system that uses the modern standards of determining time zones in full hours. Mechanically it indicates the different time periods linked with the earth’s geographical positions, indicating summer and winter hour. On the dial, the local hours are indicated by the blue hands, and linked to the calendar indicating the current geographical time. The 5N gilt Steel hand indicates the home time on 24 hours, represented by the earth’s 24 time zones. The dial features off centre hours, minutes and seconds, a retrograde power reserve with a 120-hour scale, a large date, and for the first time, a dial with the earth divided in time zones. The passing of the months from 28 to 31 days is done manually. The F.P.Journe UTC has a mechanical movement with automatic winding, manufactured in 18K rose Gold, built on the exclusive Calibre Octa 1300.3. It has made its mark as the first automatic movement with a power reserve sufficient to insure precision timekeeping for over five days or 120 h (effective power reserve: 160 h ± 10 h). It is wound unidirectionally by the exclusive off-centre F.P.Journe rotor in 22K 6N Gold, using a self-locking ball bearing system for unequalled efficiency. Every infinitesimal movement of the wrist is thus maximally exploited for an optimised winding of the watch. The variable inertia balance wheel ensures an optimum yield that offers an irreproachable stability.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Movement:

    18K Rose Gold, Unidirectional With Automatic Winding, Off-Centre 22K Gold Guilloché Winding Rotor, Built On The Exclusive Calibre Octa 1300.3

  • Caliber:

    1300.3

  • Diameter:

    40 mm

  • Dial:

    Black Nickel on Gold, Whitened Guilloché Silver, Laser Engraved and Painted World Map on Sapphire Disc

  • Hands:

    Blued Steel, 5N Gilt Steel, Rhodium Plated Steel

  • Power Reserve:

    160 ± 10 Hours

  • Frequency:

    21,600 v/h (3Hz)

  • Straps:

    Alligator

  • Clasp:

    Pin Buckle

  • Indications:

    Off Centre Hours And Minutes, Off Centre Timezones, Small Second At 4h30, Earth Dial Divided In Timezones At 7h30, Winter Summer Hour, Large Date, Power Reserve At 9h00

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