The Sonnerie Souveraine received the Aiguille d’Or prize at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2006. It was also named Watch of the Year at the Grand Prize of Japan in 2006.
Binaural is a recording technique performed to create a three-dimensional sound. For the binaural recording of the Sonnerie Souveraine, F.P.Journe used artificial ears with microphones. In the choice of components up to the shapes and proportions, everything is designed in this device to reproduce a sound as close as possible to human experience.
For this horological world Premiere, F.P.Journe invested the EPFL anechoic chamber in Lausanne. The EPFL is one of Switzerland's two federal polytechnics school, and the most innovative and productive scientific institution in the world. All the walls (including the floor) of the 200 m2 anechoic chamber is entirely covered with 1-meter high glass wool dihedral, allowing an optimal absorption of sound.
To delve into the heart of Sonnerie Souveraine mechanics, F.P.Journe’s approach was to reach the soul of this marvel of technicality. You can discover the binaural sound of the Sonnerie Souveraine F.P.Journe on www.fpjourne.com. Remember to wear headphones to live this unique experience truly. It is a unique experience which provides a total immersion in the heart of this exceptional striking watch’s movement.