Be still my heart!

Nov 28, 2019,03:37 AM

From the first moment I became aware of this watch I've thought it to be the most beautiful watch I've ever seen. After years of shortened breath from viewing pics I am so fortunate and thankful to finally own it.

May all of your horological dreams come true as well...  

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Oh, my gosh - what a beautiful picture!

 By: ChristianDK : November 28th, 2019-04:47
Huge congratulations on finally landing this piece. I LOVE the C.S. I think it is one of the best manual wind watches in current production. You got youself a keeper! Please - post many more shots of this baby

Congratulations Jim 🥂....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 28th, 2019-04:54
Great watch and photo. Join us for WristScan with it this weekend. Enjoy !

big is an impressive watch !

 By: mahesh : November 28th, 2019-05:32
once you strap it on...i can assure, it is hard to strap off !! Best, mahesh.,

Now my heart is beating fast!

 By: orahu : November 28th, 2019-05:33
I always thought I would like a CB — but these photos cast doubts on that!

This CS is a stunning watch. Very subtle most of the time.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 28th, 2019-10:20
It’s the strongest contender to the CB for me.

I understand completely.

 By: r0gue : November 28th, 2019-05:34
The Chronomètre Souverain is a masterpiece.

...those numerals

 By: jim251 : November 28th, 2019-06:43
The numerals are not applied. I'm not sure "embossed" is the right term either. The numerals are apart of the dial itself, and allowed to extrude as the part of the dial that is not numerals is reduced. Somewhere I read the term "spark erosion at the mole... 

Super interesting! The numerals sure do look raised in your picture,

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : November 28th, 2019-06:57
While in the picture I've posted (and on my watch), they are not raised in that way. More pictures of your awesome new watch are clearly required.

...numerals close-up

 By: jim251 : November 28th, 2019-10:46
This pic is as close as I can get and shows the numerals rising out of the dial, not "applied". Somewhat hard to see with just naked eye. And although the numerals look painted remember they are mirror-polished, just not reflecting anything in the pic. ...  

Beautiful! Starting this year, FP changed the way the WG dials are being made...

 By: ttarin : November 28th, 2019-11:37
Yours appears to be the original "pressed" version, where the dial is stamped from behind to raise the numerals from the dial itself. It's my understanding that this year the numerals are now being applied to the dial. The way you can tell is that the whi... 

Ah, so applied numerals is the new way! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : November 28th, 2019-12:56

Beautiful Journe! [nt]

 By: jleno : November 28th, 2019-07:46

Congratulations on fulfilling your dream.

 By: M4 : November 28th, 2019-08:09
That's a beautiful Journe. M4

Jim, a great shot that captures the beauty of this watch.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 28th, 2019-10:22
This is my favourite CS by a long shot, even though it took a while for me to realise that. It’s understated and versatile, a great combination.

Huge Congrats.

 By: Watchonthewrist : November 28th, 2019-13:41
Thats a stunning FPJ . Def one i can see myself wearing too . Had the opportunity to get one a while ago , to bad the deal didn’t worked out . Hope to get another chance in the near future. Till then i would love to see more pics of your great watch 🤗 ... 

Simply sublime; big congrats! [nt]

 By: Chromatic Fugue : November 28th, 2019-14:52

Wonderful watch. Beats the CB hands down'. [nt]

 By: Patekphilippecollector : November 29th, 2019-00:26

How is the legibility?

 By: Francoamerican : December 3rd, 2019-21:31
It's beautiful

F.P. Journe

 By: fabios : December 4th, 2019-02:21
stunning! is a 40 mm? how wears on a 16.5 mm wrist?

Love the story, congrats!

 By: MichaelC : December 4th, 2019-04:58
Beautiful watch.