Each of F.P. Journe‘s ten boutiques around the world will soon have its very own Centigraphe Souverain Anniversary limited edition, available during the respective store’s 10th anniversary, starting with Hong Kong and Tokyo.
The Centigraphe Souverain Anniversary is in titanium with red gold accents, the same guise F.P. Journe applied to earlier boutique anniversary editions. Identically sized as the ordinary Centigraphe, the Centigraphe Souverain Anniversary has a polished titanium case that’s 40mm in diameter, while the crown and chronograph rocker are 18k red gold.
Giving it a dark grey tone, while the numerals and markings are in copper-coloured print in order to match the case livery the dial is ruthenium-plated.
While the ordinary Centigraphe has a solid dial, the anniversary edition has transparent sapphire dials for each chronograph register, a feature taken from the Centigraphe Sport that reveals the gears and levers for the chronograph.
Capable of measuring up to a 1/100th of a second, hence the “Centigraphe” label, the dial records 1/100th of a second on the register at 11 o’clock. The sub-dial at two o’clock records elapsed seconds, while that at six records the minutes.
Mechanically the Centigraphe Souverain Anniversary is identical to the regular version, powered by the hand-wound calibre 1506. Like all F.P. Journe movements, the calibre 1506 has the bridges and main plate in solid 18k rose gold.
Individual editions for each city
Each boutique’s version will be distinguished by the name of its home city engraved on the case back beside the serial number while all the Centigraphe Souverain Anniversary watches are identical.
The number made for each boutique will vary, with the series starting in early October 2016 with 20 pieces for the Hong Kong boutique, followed by 10 pieces for the Tokyo store.
Geneva follows in April 2017, then Paris, Beijing and New York in 2018, Bal Harbour a year later, followed by Miami in 2022, Los Angeles in 2023, and finally Beirut in 2024.
F.P. Journe has not confirm the cumulative number that will be produced, but the total number of watches for the first four cities to have their own a Centigraphe anniversary edition – Hong Kong, Tokyo, Geneva and Paris – will be 55.
Price and availability
Only in the case of that at F.P. Journe boutiques,Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire is priced at SFr62,600 before taxes and equivalent to about US$63,900.