F.P.Journe presents the new Lune: a more visible reading of the time and a date twice as large.
The F.P.Journe 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 F.P.Journe Lune’s two dials are made of 18k gold. The off-centre dial, with gold hour numerals surfaced with a diamond tool, is encircled by a polished steel ring that is screwed to the second dial, one of the brand’s signatures. The main dial features a very large aperture for the date, a retrograde power reserve indication with a 120-hour scale as well as the moon phases.
The moonphase complication offers a link to ancient times, when the full moon was the only source of light during the night and instrumental in navigation and the rise of civilization. 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. Adjusting the indications is done via the crown, which makes it very easy to use.
The Lune was awarded the prize “best men’s watch” at the Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in 2003.
Available in: Spiga