The Basics

The FP Journe Chronometre Bleu was introduced in November of 2009. It is the first FP Journe watch to feature a case made of tantalum, a rare, hard and dark grey metal with blue overtones. This case (39mm) houses the hand-wound caliber 1304 CS movement, which can be seen through the transparent case back. The blue hue is accentuated by the Chrome Blue dial.

Brand: F. P. Journe
Family: Souveraine
Reference: 1304 CS 39 TA BL
Name: Souveraine Chronomètre Bleu
Produced: 2009
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at F. P. Journe’s model 1304 CS 39 TA BL from Souveraine watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

F. P. Journe Souveraine 1304 CS 39 TA BL

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The Details

F. P. Journe’s Souveraine Chronomètre Bleu (1304 CS 39 TA BL) was originally released in 2009. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 21600 bph (3 Hz) to provide a 56-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The tantalum case measures 39mm in diameter and roughly 8.6mm thick. The round case is paired with a blue color dial with -shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. F. P. Journe’s Souveraine model 1304 CS 39 TA BL water resistance is not available. This does not mean this watch is not water resistant. A display caseback is over the back of the watch case.

Material: Tantalum
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Display
Shape: Round
Diameter: 39mm
Height: 8.6mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: N/A

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Souveraine 1304 CS 39 TA BL movement is a powered by caliber 1304 CS made by FP Journe. The 22-jewel hand-wound movement is 30.4mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 56-hour power reserve.

Type: Hand-Wound
Brand: FP Journe
Caliber: 1304 CS
Base: N/A
Display: Analog
Diameter: 30.4mm
Jewels: 22
Reserve: 56 hours
Frequency: 21600 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds
Additionals: Power Reserve Indicator

The Price

How much does the F. P. Journe’s Souveraine 1304 CS 39 TA BL cost? This watch was introduced in 2009 and has been in F. P. Journe’s collection for around . This watch is not a limited release. As with most luxury watches, the price of depends on the availability and demand.

CURRENT PRICE: Not Available

For more information, visit F. P. Journe online.


  • Brand: F. P. Journe
  • Model: Souveraine Chronomètre Bleu
  • Reference Number: 1304 CS 39 TA BL
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Tantalum
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Display
  • Diameter: 39
  • Thickness: 8.6
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Blue
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and -shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: N/A meters


  • Winding: Hand-Wound
  • Brand: FP Journe
  • Caliber: 1304 CS
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 30.4mm
  • Jewels: 22
  • Power Reserve: 56 hours
  • Frequency: 21600 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds

About F. P. Journe

F. P. Journe logo

The F.P.Journe Manufacture was created relying on a unique principle: innovate and uphold, if not out-rival the high standards of Haute Horology. It makes a point of honor to design and manufacture its mechanical watches one by one and in small series. Constantly seeking perfection, the Manufacture is a world in itself, embodying excellence, know-how and innovation, values that are so dear to … enthusiasts of outstanding watches. François-Paul Journe, master-watchmaker, made every effort to verticalize his production and thus offer timepieces with an authentic manufacture caliber. But this success is the result of more than 30 years of research and outstanding watchmaking, as well as 13 years of efforts and daily tireless work to place his Haute Horology manufacture as benchmark among the most prestigious watch companies. In a historic building dating back from 1892, a sacred place of creation, the 2,000 sq m Geneva Manufacture is organised on three floors. Each year no more than 900 precision chronometers are manufactured here, with a team of specialized watchmakers and artisans, proud to work with a creator whose office is also his workbench. This vision of watchmaking without the slightest compromise, that associates mechanical innovation and quest for precision while respecting tradition, gave birth to new mechanisms such as the Chronomètre à Résonance, the Sonnerie Souveraine, the Tourbillon Souverain with remontoire and dead-beat second or the ultra slim Répétition Souveraine. These pieces of watchmaking art earned F.P.Journe the world’s most prestigious horological awards. Thus, the developments of François-Paul Journe, often called the Abraham-Louis Breguet of modern times, are tested one by one in order to check their reliability and are always elaborated through his care, with his magnifying glass on, tweezers, screwdriver and file in his hands. These inventions, with the label Invenit et Fecit engraved on the dials and 18K rose Gold movements – hallmark of authenticity and pledge of quality – remind of the importance of a caliber designed, constructed and assembled solely in the workshops of the Manufacture. As a matter of fact, in the 18th century this inscription used to be engraved on watches manufactured by prestigious French master-watchmakers upon their acceptance by the Royal Academy of Sciences.

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