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Monday, February 4, 2013

Urban Jürgensen Chronomètre P8 Automatique Watch

Urban Jürgensen Chronomètre P8 Automatique Watch

Urban Jürgensen has been manufacturing chronometers without interruption since 1773. In 2003, the company began working on an exceptional proprietary movement that would form a bridge between the high-precision instruments of the day and contemporary mechanical watchmaking. This research would come to fruition, thanks to the contributions of master watchmaker Kari Voutilainen and movement designer Jean-François Mojon, following the demise of Peter Baumberger in 2010. Unveiled last year, the P8 calibre with detent escapement and COSC certification is 40% more precise than the average, and will accommodate an exceptional diversity of complications. Indeed, the Chronomètre P8 Automatique is the first in a large family of watches to incorporate complications into this P8 calibre.

Movement Automatic, UJS.P8-Ref11-CA calibre, twin barrels and pivoted detent escapement, specific barrel bridge incorporating the automatic winding module, 18K gold oscillating weight, 88-hour power reserve
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds and power-reserve indicator
Case Platinum or 18K red gold, 42 mm
Sapphire crystal front and back
Dial Solid silver with hand-guilloché motif
Breguet numerals
Small seconds at 6 o'clock
Power-reserve indicator at 12 o'clock
Bracelet/Strap Black leather with 18K red gold or platinum buckle

Urban Jürgensen Press