F.P.Journe has created a warm-coloured dial that perfectly matches the platinum and 18k 6n gold 40 or 42 mm cases as well as the caramel alligator strap of the Automatique Lune. This model is also available with platinum and 18k 6n gold bracelets.

The dial colour is unique to F.P.Journe, a result of the company’s well-tended independence, which ensures its creative freedom. It was developed by F.P.Journe’s own dialmakers, les Cadraniers de Genève, in a process lasting several months. In essence, it is a combination of gold and ruthenium. But to get the colour just right required many adjustments to the formula.

F.P.Journe presents the new Automatique Lune: perfect combination of balance and aesthetics with enlarged date and moonphase for optimal readibility.

The new F.P.Journe Automatique Lune 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 5n 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.

The new F.P.Journe Automatique Lune expands on the original formula by adding a larger date aperture (4.7 x 2.6 mm) and a revisited moon in sapphire. The guilloche clou de paris silver dial surrounded by printed numerals is in harmony with the long teardrop-shaped ivory coloured steel hands and the moonphase. Finally, the new Automatique Lune is fitted with a retrograde power reserve indication with a 120-hour scale and a larger crown with F.P.Journe’s distinctive silk-rope motif, tying together the aesthetic balance of the piece.

The moonphase complication offers a link to ancient times, when the full moon was the only source of light during the night. While today we no longer depend on moonlight for navigation, the moonphase remains one of the most poetic of all complications, giving an alternative perspective of the passage of time.

A specific wheel train allows precise moon phase indications for the Automatique Lune. Adjusting the indications is done via the crown, which makes it very easy to use.

Available in: Spiga