Ref #: WLGQS02357
Elegante Rose Gold & Diamonds
This F.P. Journe Ladies' Elegante features the Caliber 1210 electro-mechanical movement; black dial center with outer dial in brushed rose gold & steel; motion detector with inertia weight visible between 4 & 5 o'clock; small seconds subdial at 6 o'clock; sapphire-crystal, exhibition case back; and, 40 x 35mm, tortue-shaped 18k rose gold case decorated with cloisonné inserts and accented by 38 brilliant-cut VVS diamonds weighing 0.50 total carats on a chocolate brown rubber strap.
F.P. Journe's Elegante: A Revolutionary Horological Concept
The concept of this electro-mechanical watch eatures a mechanical motion detector visible on the dial at 4:30. When the Elegante is motionless, it goes into standby mode after thirty minutes to conserve its power supply and the hands stop turning. During the standby mode, the microprocessor continues to keep time. Then, when the watch is moved, the hands set themselves automatically to the current time, taking the shortest path either clockwise or counter-clockwise. This unique movement enables the battery to last for up to ten years of uninterrupted life when worn or eighteen years in standby mode.