F.P. Journe Resonnance - the 2019 edition

Sep 19, 2019,05:38 AM
 

this is the final edition of the Resonance, only produced this year.


How do you like it? compared to the older versions? 

I like it more and more. I really like that the subdials are printed in blue and I like the simpler design of of the new dials. In fact Im thinking Im beginning to prefer the simpler graphics. This version is obviously meant to be used for two timezones with the 24h dial on the left. However, I much prefer the hands to be in symmetry. Even when I travel with my Resonance I keep both the dials set to local time. Its just how I prefer it. That is purely a personal preference though. I can see how it can make a useful tool for people who travel a lot. 




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I agree

 
 By: TJG : September 19th, 2019-08:33
It's a nice homage to the original but just not the same...

i also prefer the first as its the resoanace phenomenon that interets me about it.

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-11:49
I think this one is a more realistic take on the watch as a "travel watch watch" than the Parking Meter dial, however.

Right ;-) I guess the master changed his view on that with this one.

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-21:36
I can actually understand why he said that when the Resonance came out. The context was that many where sceptical if it worked and no one had seen a Resonance wrist watch before. It would have been too easy to neglect it as just a watch with two time zone... 

Im basically the same

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-11:45
However Im beginning to see it as a way to utilize the watch as more of a useful "instrument" rather than the expression of the Resonance phenomenon.

Where do I sign :-) [nt]

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-21:36

well, he will do some special requests of course

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 20th, 2019-00:52
but I was told 38mm - no more. I guess he is quite persistent

gr8 pic Christian...personally i like the earlier dial version - i feel more consistency between the two dials - the mirror effect (similar to the movement side)

 
 By: maverickmahesh : September 19th, 2019-06:30
probably we would have liked this version more if it was the predecessor ! I'm more anticipating the 2020 Resonance more in the dial layout + seconds in disc similar to the 'only watch' Best, mahesh.,

Me too!

 
 By: sham1 : September 19th, 2019-06:47
I like the earlier dial version as I am not too keen on the light blue numerals. Just me

Well, dear sham

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-11:52
I feel the blue print works really well with the hands Your opinion is as valid, of course

Thank you, Sir!

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-11:50
Fun idea you express. If this had been the first . what would people have thought ;-) LOL

Christian, I love it because...

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 19th, 2019-07:05
Firstly, the colours are beautifully chosen and would look great with a white shirt and secondly, having both a 24hour dial and a traditional dial would be very useful for traveling. As for the symmetry, you only see half the dial with a long sleeve shirt... 

True, If I was travelling as much as one of my close friends, this could be a very useful "instrument"

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-12:00
The peaking dial is a very cool feature of this watch. when Im in meetings I often use this discrete way of telling time. Hover there is something to the two symmetric dials that I just love so much. They seem to raise the question; "why the hell have two... 

It’s just great 👍 [nt]

 
 By: Cpt Scarlet : September 19th, 2019-12:12

Blue hands and blue markers is my jam [nt]

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : September 19th, 2019-07:09

Yes, dear Tabby

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-12:02
Mine too. that just works so well. its the same for the Minute repeater vs. Chronometre Souverain. when you see them side by side, those blue numbers...;-)

For your pleasure!

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-12:30
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A+! [nt]

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : September 19th, 2019-17:22

Completing a set

 
 By: colton_d : September 19th, 2019-07:46
This would be a piece to add if I were completing a resonance set - ie. V1, V2 (parking meter) and V3 shown here. For someone acquiring 'only' one resonance for their collection, the original 38mm is the one to go with in my opinion. This one is quite nic... 

I see your point

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-12:07
it is somehow not as "iconic" or true to the concept as the orignal. I also think it is meant as such. Lets say around 50 will be produced in the end. Thats more directed at collectors than a piece which is an updated part of a collection. I also agree wi... 

I agree

 
 By: IndieFan : September 21st, 2019-17:12
I do however see this model being a highly desirable version in the future due to its unique layout and very limited nature with a one year model run (that sold out very quickly). It's by far the best "travel" version, so will be the one to wear when trav... 

First, a very warm Welcome to WatchProSite

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 21st, 2019-21:41
I hope you will enjoy our forum. We have a lot of wonderful and very knowledgeable people here. Best regards Christian

Yes, this one I can actually read the time LOL.

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 21st, 2019-21:52
I’m sure, down the road, some people will hunt this one.

Thanks Christian!

 
 By: IndieFan : September 24th, 2019-17:08
I've been a long time reader and love the fact the FP Journe forum is back. I'll try and post a photo or two of some of my special pieces. As for this Resonance, I'm one of those collectors who wanted to complete the set... well, until next year's version... 

That is amazing

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 24th, 2019-21:07
I can only say we are extremely happy to have you here. I hope you will post often. I have been considering making such a set also since my love for the Resonance is very big. Have you received your “2019” yet? Yes, next year will be very, very exciting 😃... 

Haven't received it yet, but it's on its way...

 
 By: IndieFan : September 24th, 2019-23:57
Yes, like you, I love the Resonance, and the movement is what made me realise just how special Mr Journe and the company is.

I think you will love it

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 25th, 2019-00:27
and you can actually read the tie on the 24H hand. Please post it and tell us about your experiences with it when you have had time to enjoy it. br Christian

Ahh Amazing!

 
 By: colton_d : September 25th, 2019-05:01
Wish I could be joining you on the resonance set collection. Hope to see a photo or two when you have a moment to share. Best, Colton

I do like this model a lot .

 
 By: Watchonthewrist : September 19th, 2019-10:38
Also a big fan of the older version but i realy like this final edition . Love the blue numerals and 24/12 indication .

I think the more I look at it

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-12:15
that this piece has something going for it that the "parking meter" didnt. (The Parking meter was fun) I think this is a proper attempt to improve on the dials while insisting that the 24/12 configuration is repeated and to be taken serious. The way I see... 

This power reserve...

 
 By: mdg : September 19th, 2019-11:12
with '0' being on top and '40' on the bottom drives me crazy. FPJ isn't the only one who does it but is a big offender. 'Full' should be shown on top. This is common sense. The way it's presented here is counter-intuitive.

Well it comes from a horological tradition

 
 By: ChristianDK : September 19th, 2019-12:20
of navigational chronometers. I believe you would use a reading of how many hours since last wind, as part of calculating your position. (PLS dont shoot me for not being able to give you the proper explanation. I understood it once but I happily forgot a ... 

Very interesting info...

 
 By: mdg : September 19th, 2019-16:01
I will look into it. But, to me, it still makes no sense when reading it at-a-glance. Some manufacturers do it the "correct" way. Even FPJ gets it right on some dials : )