A Closer Look at the F.P. Journe Chronograph Replica Tag Heuer Watches
Last November, one of the most highly anticipated watches at the Only Watch auction was the F.P. Journe Monopusher Split-Seconds Chronograph. The unique timepiece, in a tantalum case with a blue dial paired with a bold orange tachymeter and yellow telemeter scales, fetched 1.15 million Swiss francs at auction, becoming one of the most expensive independent timepieces ever sold at auction.
But that’s not the last we’ve heard of this impressive F.P. Journe chronograph; earlier this year, the watchmaker announced three new chronograph models in the LineSport collection inspired by it: the Chronograph Replica Tag Heuer Watches . Of course, this new model is only based on the Only Watch timepiece and not entirely the same. But the Chronograph Replica Tag Heuer Watches is still a special watch.
F.P. Journe continues to wow us time and time again. He rarely does sports watches and this reference comes with a rare complication. There are three new models: the platinum, the 18K red gold and the titanium, and two of the models (the 18K red gold and titanium) landed in Hong Kong this month. Naturally, we made a beeline for them as soon as we heard.
With a tagline like “Invenit et Fecit” (Latin for invented and made), F.P. Journe’s utter dedication to the design and production of each element of his wristwatches is evident. You’d be hard pressed to find another watchmaker who would put as much care towards the dial design as they would in the construction of the movement. But such is F.P. Journe’s creations, which all bear an unmistakable design code that speaks of balance and symmetry. It is this philosophy that draws in a realm of collectors who are extremely serious about their watch collecting, and who generally want classical aesthetics and quality on the top level while equally desire to be avant-garde at the same time. F.P. Journe delivers just this.
The Chronograph Replica Tag Heuer Watches , at 44mm in diameter, is on the larger side for F.P. Journe watches, but at 12mm thick, it fits comfortably on the wrist. The watch also comes with a power reserve of 80 hours, making it possible to run the split-seconds chronograph function for an extended period efficiently. The date window at 6 o’clock is large, legible, and entirely befitting a sporty watch.