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by Frank Chuo on January 21, 2018

The F.P. Journe lineSport collection broadens once again with the new Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante, available in 3 versions: platinum PT950, 18 K red gold, and grade 5 titanium.

F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante

A 44 mm diameter and 12 mm thick case encloses the new monopusher split second chronograph movement with a big date display, made in 18 K rose gold for the platinum and red gold versions, and in aluminium alloy for the titanium version. Two new bracelets in platinum and red gold with matte finishing have been developed for their respective cases while the titanium bracelet is identical to the existing lineSport version. Rubber inserts are fixed into the case and the bracelet links to protect the watch from frictions on smooth surface like bumpers of ancient automobiles. The links attached to the case are also articulated to adapt to different wrist sizes with an adjustable folding clasp in length of approximately 5 mm. The watch features a power reserve of 80 hours, and a large date in a window that is 5.20 x 2.80 mm in dimension, providing increased readability.

For each of the 3 versions, there is a different dial colour:

  • For the platinum model: a blue-mauve colour silver guilloche dial with appliques numerals in matte white gold, 2 silver chronograph counters and matte rhodied hands.
  • For the red gold model: a silver guilloche dial covered with ruthenium and appliques numerals in matte red gold, 2 silver chronograph counters and matte 5N golden hands.
  • For the titanium model: a dial in aluminium alloy of anthracite colour with appliques numerals with Superluminova, 2 chronograph counters in engraved sapphire and hands with Superluminova.
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The tachymetric bezel inlaid with ceramic and the new typographic numeral are reminders of F.P. Journe’s ‘Only Watch’ timepiece. The watch also comes with a rubber overmolded crown that can be set to 3 positions for winding, date-setting, and time-setting. The pushers at 2 and 4 o’clock are made of the same metal as the case (platinum, red gold or titanium); the former starts, stops and resets the chronograph while the latter actuates the rattrapante function.

The new, manually-wound calibre 1518 that powers the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante, is as usual entirely made in the F.P. Journe Manufacture. Inspired by the chronograph made for Only Watch, this new movement features a chronograph direct gearing with a rocking pinion, avoiding the jump of the hand at the start.

The exemplary finishing and decorations of the movement is visible through the transparent sapphire back. These include circular stripes on the bridges, circular graining on the baseplate, polished screw heads with chamfered slots, pegs with polished rounded ends and straight-grained steel parts.

The F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante is not a limited edition timepiece, though production is sure to be limited given the brand’s relatively low annual production numbers.

Technical Specifications


F.P.Journe Calibre 1518

– in 18 K rose gold for the platinum PT 950 or 18 K red gold models

– in aluminium alloy for the titanium grade 5 model

Mechanical with manual winding

38 turns of crown

Dimensions of the Movement

Overall diameter: 33.60 mm

Casing-up diameter: 33.20 mm

Overall height: 6.80 mm

Height of hands: 2.20 mm

Diameter of stem thread: 1.20 mm

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In-line lever escapement, 15-tooth escape wheel

Chronometric with four adjustable inertia weights

Anachron balance spring

Mobile stud holders

Free-sprung balance

Nivatronic laser-welded to collet

Pinned GE stud

Frequency: 21,600 v/h (3Hz)

Angle of lift: 52°

Amplitude: 12 h flat: > 300° / 12 h vertical: > 260°

Main Characteristics

Crown rubber overmolded with 3 positions

Position 1: winding

Position 2: correction of the date

Position 3: time setting

Pusher chronograph to start, stop and back to zero at 2h

Pusher split-second at 4h


Over 80 hours without the chronograph


Central hours and minutes

Register 60 seconds at 9h

Register 30 minutes jumping chronograph at 3h

Very large date at 6h


Circular stripes on the bridges, circular graining on the baseplate, polished screw heads with chamfered slots, pegs with polished rounded ends, straight-grained steel work


Diameter 44 mm

Total height 12.10 mm

Platinum PT 950 / 18 K red Gold / Titanium grade 5, with rubber inserts


– Platinum model

Silver guilloche blue-mauve colour, rhodied Gold appliqué numerals, two Silver chronograph counter and rhodied hands.

– 18K red gold model

Silver guilloche covered with Ruthenium, mat red Gold appliqué numerals, two Silver chronograph counters and 5N golden hands

– Titanium model

Aluminium anthracite colour, appliqué numerals with Superluminova, two transparent sapphire engraved chronograph counters, hands with Superluminova


Platinum PT 950, 18 K red gold or titanium grade 5, with rubber inserts

Number of Parts

Movement without dial: 285

Cased up with strap: 562

Jewel: 29

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