Haute Time had the opportunity to tour the F.P. Journe boutique in New York at 721 Madison Avenue. Boutique Manager Michelle Yeterian also showed us some exceptional watches that are available there.
The newest piece in the store is the Chronometre Optimum, one of the brand’s most accurate pieces, that is also available in platinum. It will begin production early next year and the movement is made from 18k rose gold.
This boutique-edition is a platinum 40-mm piece called the Octa Automatic Lune, complete with a moon face on the bottom of the piece.
The Octa Divine is a feminine piece for women, and the company is working on a larger line for ladies in the coming year. This one features diamonds on the face and buckle in a 36-mm case, but is also available in two larger sizes with a wide array of colored straps.
The Jean Alesi 500 is a sporty piece, made for the collector who wants something that he can wear everyday as part of an active lifestyle. There are only 99 pieces and they were made to commemorate his involvement in the Daytona 500.
Very few were made of this boutique edition gold case 40-mm tourbillion watch with black tile and a dead secondhand.