Luxury Swiss watchmaker F.P. Journe unveils a unique Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante timepiece for Only Watch 2017, a biennial charity event organized to benefit the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (A.M.M.).
With this offering noted as the brand's first-ever split-seconds chronograph, the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante flaunts a usual tantalum/blue chrome combination for its dial and case that measures at 44mm. Additionally, the dial features a traditional twin-subdials display, with small second at nine and 30-minute counter at three, followed by a vintage-inspired tachymeter and telemeter scales on the periphery.
Other notable details include its winded F.P. Journe calibre 1517 with column wheels, plates and bridges in 18K rose gold and an 80H power reserve, while a bright orange strap, plus red and yellow accents solidify the timepiece's vibrant yet luxe aesthetic.
This refined watch is suggested to garner around $200,000 to $400,000 USD during the auction, although, F.P. Journe’s first time participating in Only Watch during 2015 auctioned its Tourbillon Souverain Bleu in tantalum for $570,000 USD.