And their first contribution to ONLY WATCH is a stunner!
|Courtesy of F.P. Journey|
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, may I present the F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Bleu
While every brand is providing a unique piece, I have to say that this one (for me at least) is "Best in Show" so far. Tantalum, boys and girls, tantalum! The case is 40 mm of tantalum goodness, and if the press release is anything to go on, it is the first time a tourbillon has been housed in a Tantalum case. We see Tantalum mentioned from time to time in press releases, we know it's pretty valuable, but just what is Tantalum? Glad you asked!
Per our old friends at Wikipedia (so you know it must be true!) -
Tantalum is a chemical element with symbol Ta and atomic number 73. Previously known as tantalium, its name comes from Tantalus, a hero from Greek mythology.
The movement (Calibre F.P. Journe 1403) is of gold, and is manual winding.