F.P. Journe LineSport Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Hands-On

F.P. Journe LineSport Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Hands-On

At SIHH 2018 recently, F.P. Journe disclosed another sports watch called the F.P. Journe LineSport Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante. It’s prominent for various reasons. F.P. Journe doesn’t consistently come up with sports watches and this is a pretty intriguing one with an exceptionally complicated development. The second is that it depends on the Monopusher Split-Seconds Chronograph that was sold at Only Watch for 1.15 million Swiss Francs. We should investigate it now.

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The new LineSport Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante comes in a 44mm wide case. That is enormous for a F.P. Journe observe however completely fitting since this is a sports watch. Thickness is simply 12mm, which isn’t really awful. On the wrist, the F.P. Journe LineSport Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante wears comfortably and has great wrist presence. Three renditions are accessible; there’s platinum, red gold, and titanium. The platinum model will come with a blue-mauve silver dial, while the red gold model will come with a ruthenium-plated silver dial, lastly, the titanium model will come with an anthracite dial made out of aluminum alloy.

The case is very much built and finished. There are two low-profile pushers in coordinating metals at 2 and 4 o’clock. The former beginnings, stops, and resets the chronograph while the last actuates the split-seconds function. Elastic additions are utilized around the watch to add a scramble of sportiness, and I can see this being a point of contention for some people. The crown is elastic covered and the connections of the wristband are fixed with elastic. Personally, I’m not a fan of elastic highlighted watches and I think the elastic emphasized wristband is excessive. All things considered, the dial is truly attractive.

There are unobtrusive differences between the different models, however every one of the three forms of Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante watch will have clay embeds for the tachymeter scale. Moreover, the tachymeter scale likewise utilizes a similar font as the Only Watch Monopusher Split-Seconds Chronograph. Dial configuration is indistinguishable for every one of the three models with the running seconds at 9 o’clock and 30-minute chronograph register at 3 o’clock. At 6 o’clock, you have a larger than average date display.

The titanium model has the sportiest dial. The dial has a record shading made out of aluminum amalgam. However, what’s truly extraordinary are its two sub-dials since they are made out of sapphire plates and have striking red hands. The curiously large date display additionally utilizes brilliant red fonts. Finally, the famous Journe-style hands are filled with Super-LumiNova.

The platinum and red gold models have dials that are more work of art and rich. The focal point of the dial features guilloche and the two sub-dials are in more conventional silver to provide differentiate and improve intelligibility. The hands and files are made out of precious metals. In the platinum model, the applied hour records and hour and moment hands are white gold, while the red gold model uses red gold for the applied hour files and hour and moment hands. There could be no Super-LumiNova for the hands on these two models.

The Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante features a sapphire display caseback and it is a delight to have the option to wonder about the development inside. The type 1518 depends on the development found in the Only Watch Monopusher Split-Seconds Chronograph however with generous changes to accommodate the curiously large date display. It is a hand-wound development and has a power save of 80 hours. Like the development found in the Only Watch Monopusher Split-Seconds Chronograph, the type 1518 likewise utilizes an immediate equipping with a shaking pinion to diminish falter when the chronograph is activated.

Although the development in every one of the three models is the equivalent, different materials are utilized. The titanium model’s development has aluminum plates and scaffolds, though the red gold and platinum models have 18k red gold extensions and plates. In any case, the developments in each of the three models are finished to very exclusive expectations with hand sloped scaffolds, polished arms and screw heads, graining, Côtes de Genève, and perlage.

Though the development inside depends on the Only Watch Monopusher Split-Seconds Chronograph, generous changes have been made. Journe has said that the Only Watch Monopusher Split-Seconds Chronograph would be extraordinary and he has demonstrated that he is a man of his statement. All things considered, plainly these new Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante watches pay respect to that extremely special watch. The F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante watch is priced at 58,000 CHF in titanium, 78,000 CHF in red gold, and 106,000 CHF in platinum. fpjourne.com