The Basics

The year 2010 commemorated the 10 year Anniversary of the renowned Chronomètre à Resonance with a new edition now featuring a 24 hour indicator in place of the previous left ‘regular’ dial. An emblematic timepiece that will significantly mark the research on precision made by master watchmaker François-Paul Journe. This unique watch represents one of the wildest challenges ever in the field of the mechanical watch! Utilising the natural resonance phenomenon, this exceptional mechanism revolutionized the classic standards of watch-making by offering an unequalled precision for a wristwatch.

Brand: F. P. Journe
Family: Souveraine
Reference: 1499.3 CAR 40 PT PI
Name: Souveraine Chronomètre à Résonance 40 Platinum / Pink
Produced: 2010
Limited: No

Below is a detailed look at F. P. Journe’s model 1499.3 CAR 40 PT PI from Souveraine watch family, including the price, case details and movement features.

F. P. Journe Souveraine 1499.3 CAR 40 PT PI

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The Details

F. P. Journe’s Souveraine Chronomètre à Résonance 40 Platinum / Pink (1499.3 CAR 40 PT PI) was originally released in 2010. This watch features a hand-wound movement beating at a frequency of 21600 bph (3 Hz) to provide a 40-hour power reserve when fully wound.

The Case

The platinum case measures 40mm in diameter and roughly 9mm thick. The round case is paired with a pink color dial with proprietary-shaped hands, and a arabic numerals hour markers and minute track, covered by a sapphire glass. F. P. Journe’s Souveraine model 1499.3 CAR 40 PT PI 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: Platinum
Glass: Sapphire
Back: Display
Shape: Round
Diameter: 40mm
Height: 9mm
Lug Width: N/Amm
W/R: N/A

Case Diameter

Case Thickness

Lug Width

Water Resistance

The Movement

The Souveraine 1499.3 CAR 40 PT PI movement is a powered by caliber 1499.3 CAR made by FP Journe. The 36-jewel hand-wound movement is 32.6mm in diameter. Its balance wheel oscillates at 21600 semi-oscillations per hour or 3 Hz. This movement offers a 40-hour power reserve.

Type: Hand-Wound
Brand: FP Journe
Caliber: 1499.3 CAR
Base: N/A
Display: Analog
Diameter: 32.6mm
Jewels: 36
Reserve: 40 hours
Frequency: 21600 bph
Time: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable)
Additionals: Power Reserve Indicator, Double Balance

The Price

How much does the F. P. Journe’s Souveraine 1499.3 CAR 40 PT PI cost? This watch was introduced in 2010 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

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  • Brand: F. P. Journe
  • Model: Souveraine Chronomètre à Résonance 40 Platinum / Pink
  • Reference Number: 1499.3 CAR 40 PT PI
  • Limited: No

Case & Dial:

  • Material: Platinum
  • Glass: Sapphire
  • Back: Display
  • Diameter: 40
  • Thickness: 9
  • Lug Width: N/A
  • Dial Color: Pink
  • Indexes: Arabic Numerals and Proprietary-shaped hands
  • Water Resistance: N/A meters


  • Winding: Hand-Wound
  • Brand: FP Journe
  • Caliber: 1499.3 CAR
  • Display: Analog
  • Diameter: 32.6mm
  • Jewels: 36
  • Power Reserve: 40 hours
  • Frequency: 21600 bph
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Additional 24 Hour Hand (adjustable)

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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