Considering an FP Journe Elegante 48

Aug 10, 2019,22:12 PM

I am very tempted to add the elegante to my collection but while browsing threads relating to the watch, I found out there were issues regarding the rotor and time resetting. I wonder if this issue has been solved by the manufacture. Any owners can give me their opinion on the reliability and their overall experience with the watch? Cheers and thank you in advance!

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That is radioactive!

 By: JTCL : August 11th, 2019-03:52
Thank you for your input Tlph. Lovely to have the opinion of a fellow HK collector too, did you purchase yours from the boutique and did you have to be on a waiting list?

Thank you!

 By: JTCL : August 13th, 2019-20:49
I dropped by the boutique yesterday and I've been told there is a 3 month waiting list, and a deposit needs to be paid. In other news, I tried on a "sample" and loved it even more! Can't wait to join the elegante club soon

I am also looking to buy a Elegante 48 .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 11th, 2019-03:18
There such good looking watches and a perfect watch for daily use . So hope you will find one soon my friend .

Indeed they are very charming

 By: JTCL : August 11th, 2019-04:01
Hope you can get one soon as well!

No issues for the past 1 month

 By: Noak : August 11th, 2019-09:28
Like you, I have read about similar issues of the Elegante but decided to go ahead with the 48mm Elegante Titalyt. The lume in the dial is a peach and watch fits the wrist nicely. No issues for the past 1 month, but finger crossed. ...  


 By: JTCL : August 13th, 2019-20:45
Congrats on the piece and that is very good news. I am currently deciding between the titanium one or the titalyt version.. how did you pick yours?


 By: Noak : August 15th, 2019-09:45
I prefer the Titalyt’s matte finish and I read that it’s more scratch resistant.

been wearing mine on and off

 By: batholith : August 11th, 2019-17:33
for a few months. No issues so far. Great summer watch, interesting as a regular wear watch. ...  


 By: JTCL : August 13th, 2019-20:53
Thank you for your feedback batholith! Love the matching dial and pool The way I see it, the titalyt version is more cool and casual, whereas the titanium one is suitable even for the corporate environment. Decisions...

My pleasure

 By: batholith : August 14th, 2019-12:24
You're right, it certainly is a very casual watch. I wouldn't wear it to the office or with formal wear.

What a strap

 By: JTCL : August 13th, 2019-20:57
Thank you cmmnsens, I love your combo btw! I wonder if it might even work with a leather strap 😅


 By: JTCL : August 15th, 2019-02:00
Not how I imagined, but thanks!

Thanks! I'm sure a leather strap would work, especially with the Titanium finished case. I prefer the rubber strap though.

 By: cmmnsens : August 14th, 2019-06:55
I wasn't so keen on the titanium finish and the Titalyt is what convinced me to go for this watch. It makes the experience different from my other Journes. It stands out on its own. Looking forward to what you end up with.

I agree

 By: JTCL : August 15th, 2019-02:03
The Titalyt is so so attractive, but I have pieces that fill the summer/backed out watches void already so like you I'm trying to add a new dimension to my collection with the elegante. Leaning towards the titanium finish but we shall see 😎

I went into the NYC boutique, no waiting list

 By: shafran : August 14th, 2019-08:29
I tried on the darker version. He could sell it from stock, the lighter titanium would take two weeks. I just found it a little small for me. I had on an ap 26320 and the journe 48 was much smaller.


 By: JTCL : August 15th, 2019-02:08
I was told by the HK boutique that it'll be three months of waiting and a deposit to get the elegante, but from what you say I am suspecting if that is entirely the truth. Anyway I tried it on and it fits well given that my wrist is on the smaller side. T...