Movement shot of the F.P. Journe Grande sonnerie

Nov 25, 2019,12:24 PM

I found an old picture I took on the watchmakers work bench of Grande Sonnerie during construction. 

Apologies for the not so great resolution. However you get a feeling for the intriguing and complex construction of this movement.

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Beautiful shot. [nt]

 By: TheMadDruid : November 25th, 2019-12:30

thank you, my friend

 By: ChristianDK : November 25th, 2019-12:44
I have no idea what all these unusual movement parts are doing but it definately shows a how complex and delicate this machine is. Deus ex machina!

Great movement ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 25th, 2019-14:30
Good to see it Christian.

My Favourite FPJ Movement

 By: IndieFan : November 25th, 2019-15:15
This is a stunning movement and by far the most impressive looking, especially when activated... at least in my opinion

Stunning and impressive ...

 By: ChristianDK : November 25th, 2019-23:09
And a great Sonnerie chime! I was actually thinking about you when I posted it, because of our previous tread about the CA Please tell us why it is your favorite FPJ movement? Best Christian

It's Pure Journe... Function first, and Child Proof :)

 By: IndieFan : November 26th, 2019-04:40
The fact he designed the movement with a child in mind makes this watch, as it's literally child proof. Plus, it is a pure joy to watch when the chime is activated, as the movement becomes alive, more so than any other piece in his collection. And of cour... 

Those are three very good reasons indeed!!!

 By: ChristianDK : November 26th, 2019-07:33
I fully concur. I am particularly impressed with the size and and the reliability of such a complication. My favorite is still the Resonance but you present a very good reason for this one. Thanks for chiming in. LOL šŸ˜†

Claude Sfeir talk about Grande Sonnerie

 By: ChristianDK : November 26th, 2019-07:51
Perhaps you already saw it. If not here is a video where Claude Sfeir talks about his experiences with this watch.

Yes, I've watched that probably 300 times... Now 301 :)

 By: IndieFan : November 26th, 2019-16:12
I wish the company released more videos like this and used a more up to date video style when releasing new pieces (their latest one for the AS was the same as past ones).

I really agree.

 By: ChristianDK : November 27th, 2019-00:31
Iā€™m sure they post a loft of money in to the computer animated videos. However I enjoy this type as well as real filming of the watches much more. I will pass on your great input!

Very nice ! Cut down to the bare minimum , Journe style ...

 By: ZSHSZ : November 25th, 2019-22:25
Still very complex . Thank you for showing it .

Yes, an impressive movement

 By: ChristianDK : November 25th, 2019-23:24
And an impressive watch! šŸ˜Š