Ref #: WLPQS00046
Elegante 40mm Platinum & Diamonds
This F.P. Journe Elegante features the Caliber 1210 electro-mechanical movement; dial center pavé-set with 381 brilliant-cut diamonds; 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 titanium case set with 385 brilliant-cut diamonds on a white & silvered karung snake strap secured by an 18k white gold folding clasp.
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.