Meet The Makers
Publisher of The Watch Annual, member of the GPHG Academy and Mr Porter style council, Justin Hast explores the rarefied world of independent watchmaking – the pinnacle of haute horology.
Chronomètre À Résonance
François-Paul Journe is one of the most acclaimed players in the field of haute horology. A graduate of the Paris watchmaking school, Journe restored clocks and pocket watches by Breguet and completed commissions from Asprey and Cartier as a talented young watchmaker. In 1999, he presented his own collection of wristwatches signed ‘F.P. Journe Invenit et Fecit’ – a Latin phrase meaning ‘invented and made’. His designs have strong design DNA, none more so than the Chronomètre à Résonance. It is the only wristwatch in the world to utilise the natural phenomenon of resonance, where one movement helps regulate the other.