The greatness of this watch can be summarized very easily. François-Paul Journe is one of the most important watchmakers of this generation, the Resonance is one of the most important watches in his catalog, and this is a very special version of the Resonance. ‘Nuff said.
As mentioned, this specific watch here is a very special version of the Resonance. It’s part of the Anniversary series (to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of their first boutique in Tokyo). Only 12 Anniversary Resonance watches were made, and as you can guess, they were quickly snatched up by Journe collectors. In addition to being a numbered limited edition, with an amazing dial (you have to see this thing in person!), it is housed in a Titanium case! As far as the Journe dress watches go, only the limited edition Anniversary watches get the cool titanium cases.
This desire for an F.P. Journe watch stems from the fact that Journe is quite simply considered one of the very top watchmakers alive today. Max Büsser, founder of the watch company MB&F said of Journe, “François-Paul is in my opinion the heir to Abraham-Louis Breguet. He has managed over the last twenty-five years to master and synthesize the past with the future of watchmaking. Locked in his head are quantities of projects that will amaze the connoisseurs.”