URBAN JÜRGENSEN Chronomètre P8 avec échappement à détente
URBAN JÜRGENSEN Chronomètre P8 avec échappement à détente

Download

Year
2011
Type
Watch
Price range CHF
50000-150000
Category
Hand-wound mechanical
Case
Gold
Diameter
38-43 mm
Water-resistant
<30m
Bracelet/strap
Leather
Functions/Complications
- Chronograph,
- Certified chronometer
- Power reserve
- Small seconds

Chronomètre P8 avec échappement à détente

Urban Jürgensen has been producing chronometers ever since 1773! When watchmaker Peter Baumberger took over the company in 1979, he set a level of standards that has rarely been equalled. In 2003, he began work on an exceptional in-house movement designed as a bridge between the extremely accurate instruments made by Urban Jürgensen in the 18th century and the needs of contemporary mechanical watchmaking. This project succeeded thanks to the rapport between master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen and designer Jean-François Mojon following the demise of Peter Baumberger in 2009. Today, the Chronometer P8 “with detent escapement” – adapted to the mechanical wristwatch – achieves a 40% better timing performance than the average COSC-certified chronometer. It is the first wristwatch with a Swiss escapement to be equipped with a pivoted detent, in other words without a pallet fork. A brand with strong horological credentials that links perfectly with the scientific watchmaking of the 18th century, the golden age of the measurement of time.
Movement
Hand-wound, UJS.08 calibre, double barrels and pivoted detent escapement, 88-hour power reserve
Functions
Hours, minutes, stop seconds and power-reserve indicator
Case
18K pink or yellow gold or platinum, 42 mm Sapphire crystal
Dial
Hand-guilloched solid silver Roman numeral hourmarkers Small seconds in off-centre counter at 6 o'clock Power-reserve indicator at 12 o'clock
Bracelet/strap
Black leather with 18K red gold or platinum buckle