In terms of the dial design, the new F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel further improved its legibility: Adding the solid-gold frames around the upper and lower apertures that display the day, month, and date; Meanwhile, the olive-shaped inner circle is now decorated with a clous de Paris engine-turned pattern, which adds a sense of multi-dimensions and exquisiteness to the dial compare with the initially rather flat design.
With the new version of W&W, FHH aims to build a direct link with clients and customers. “The new W&W is more like a fashion show for watches,”said Fabienne.
Unusually, the design process of F.P. Journe doesn’t start with the movement, but the dial. 『The dial is the face of a watch and its soul』, said Journe.
The in-house movement does not mean great quality. It takes at least a decade to prove a movement was as good as ETA. — Kristian Haagen
At the heart of Paris, Antoine de Macedo’s watch boutique contains a large and wide collection of top-tier vintage watches dated from the 1920s to the current days. The founder Antoine is extremely amiable with an understated manner. Surprisingly, in his boutique archive, a piece of paper that he randomly showed me reveals some omitted history of the watch master Abraham-Louis Breguet.