Only Watch 2017 – F.P.Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante (His First Ever Split-Seconds)

By rolex
April 5, 2021
3 min read

After the interesting Patek Philippe 5208T for Only Watch 2017 we’ve just presented to you , you may imagine that you’ve seen the most amazing aspect the upcoming foundation sell off … however you’d not be right, as F.P.Journe will have a unique Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante (the first split-seconds he has ever created), with the standard tantalum/blue chrome combination. What’s more, that is very something!

For Only Watch 2015, F.P.Journe previously proffered an outwardly shocking watch, the Tourbillon Souverain Bleu in tantalum . Nonetheless, as beautiful this watch was, and regardless of whether it arrived at an impressive CHF 550,000, it was anything but a completely new watch per se, but rather a visual update of a current model. For 2017, F.P.Journe goes a lot, much further, as not just has he presented another and novel watch, however quite one which likewise features an totally new development – and when you know the virtuoso behind this brand, at that point you have valid justification to be excited!

Here is the F.P.Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante for Only Watch 2017 – the first since forever split-seconds chronograph to be created by François-Paul Journe. Taking a gander at the development first, we are in the presence of an exceptionally traditional design, with Monopusher split seconds, and twin segment wheels. A long self-rule of 80 hours makes it possible to utilize the chronograph and the split-seconds efficiently, even after 2 days.

As is customary with all F.P.Journe’s developments, the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante has pink gold plates and connects and each switch and spring is reflect polished. In general, the type 1517 is perfectly finished and enriched. It is supposed to be a specific development for Only Watch, anyway we are interested to check whether this development could be subsequently housed in a more standard watch.

Visually, the F.P.Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante utilizes the brand’s signature codes, with a tantalum case and a blue chrome dial. The case is enormous, in fact measuring 44mm across it is surely the biggest at any point made by Journe. The dial has a customary twin-subdial display, with little seconds at 9 and 30-minute counter at 3. It has vintage-inspired tachymeter and telemeter scales on the periphery, and for these details Journe has picked vivid colors, with yellow and red accents, paired with an orange strap.

Overall, this F.P.Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante is very impressive. Taking into account that it is exceptional from various perspectives (case, dial and significantly its movement), we wouldn’t be surprised at all if it were to fetch a price well over its gauge guide of between CHF 200,000 and CHF 400,000 – and perhaps even making the most exorbitant cost ever for a Journe watch.


Technical Specifications – F.P.Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Only Watch 2017

  • Case: 44mm measurement x 11.50mm – special case and size – tantalum, polished – sapphire precious stone on both sides
  • Movement: manual winding F.P. Journe type 1517 “Monopusher split second chronograph” with section wheels, plates and extensions in 18K rose Gold – 21,600vph – 80H power reserve
  • Strap: orange calfskin strap
  • Unique piece