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Old 18 November 2019, 02:04 AM   #1
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Which FPJ Resonance 24hr?

If the opportunity presented itself, which of the two FPJ Resonance would you pick - platinum or red gold? I think the preferred is the platinum model. I like the red gold the best but might be missing something.




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Old 18 November 2019, 02:11 AM   #2
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One on the left for me, although that design language leaves me cold.
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Old 18 November 2019, 02:11 AM   #3
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It is a matter of preference. I did choose platinum when I bought the Octa because it flies under the radar and goes with everything. I could not wear yellow or rose gold daily, it brings too much attention. But that is me....
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Old 18 November 2019, 02:21 AM   #4
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Good point. I was thinking that it had something to do with platinum as the higher quality precious metal. How do you like the Octa? pic?


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Old 18 November 2019, 02:48 AM   #5
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I tried them on at on of the boutiques and prefer platinum over the gold for the resonance.
Different dials look better in gold like the havana, which I think looks fantastic in gold but just ok in platinum. Also, the pictures on Journeís website do not represent some of the watches as well as they are in person.
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Old 18 November 2019, 02:49 AM   #6
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My centigraphe is rose gold

I prefer rose to white metals. Everyone has their own preference. Half of my 8 watches are rose gold. 2 stainless, 2 white gold.
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Old 18 November 2019, 02:50 AM   #7
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I like both but it depends on what you want and with what's in your collection. i definitely think the platinum version is more versatile and under the radar, though.
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Old 18 November 2019, 03:46 AM   #8
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I'd choose platinum in this case. The dial color on the RG is a bit too much for me. That said, either would be a treat to own.
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Old 18 November 2019, 07:01 AM   #9
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Old 18 November 2019, 07:43 AM   #10
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For this model, prefer the platinum . The gold is too much for me . I have an octa in rose gold but itís a pale hue and white dial so more muted.




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Old 18 November 2019, 08:21 AM   #11
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I’d go for Rose gold, already have a PT Souverain. I like both quite a bit.
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Old 18 November 2019, 08:23 AM   #12
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For this model, prefer the platinum . The gold is too much for me . I have an octa in rose gold but itís a pale hue and white dial so more muted.




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Old 18 November 2019, 10:50 AM   #13
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For this model, prefer the platinum . The gold is too much for me . I have an octa in rose gold but itís a pale hue and white dial so more muted.

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Love that Automatique Lune. I agree that the rose gold goes best with the lighter shaded dials. Little bro CS says hello

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Old 18 November 2019, 10:56 AM   #14
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... but might be missing something.




What you might be missing is the hour markers from 8am to 4pm (8-16hrs)

I would consider a preowned original version
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Old 18 November 2019, 11:36 AM   #15
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You could ask someone to help you get a Black Label for you, of the three it’s the better looking watch.

But I think as Subtona says above, I’d skip this iteration completely and either look back to older models with the original dial configuration or hold off for the “all new” Resonance which is slated to come soon.

One upside of this iteration is the short production run, if that matters to you. I don’t believe it will impact resale much, but that’s just an opinion.
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Old 18 November 2019, 11:37 AM   #16
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It's simple... buy the one that makes you smile the most when on the wrist.

Furthermore, if you can get one allocated then buy whatever you can as these are an incredibly limited production run that ends next month (if you can still order one before then). Yes, the bulk will be platinum, but buy the one that you like the most. After all, my preference has no meaning to you :)
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Old 19 November 2019, 12:00 AM   #17
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I like it very much, it is my daily...


Oh my! Woooow! That Octa is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


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Old 19 November 2019, 12:08 AM   #18
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You could ask someone to help you get a Black Label for you, of the three itís the better looking watch.

But I think as Subtona says above, Iíd skip this iteration completely and either look back to older models with the original dial configuration or hold off for the ďall newĒ Resonance which is slated to come soon.

One upside of this iteration is the short production run, if that matters to you. I donít believe it will impact resale much, but thatís just an opinion.


Good stuff here from you and subtona. Thank you.

New Resonance?? I thought this was done with this reference.

It appears that one takes a big hit on these. One from the Boutique will be 74,400CHF. I see the resale in Gen 2 for about $50K. Is that standard?


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Old 19 November 2019, 12:11 AM   #19
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It's simple... buy the one that makes you smile the most when on the wrist.

Furthermore, if you can get one allocated then buy whatever you can as these are an incredibly limited production run that ends next month (if you can still order one before then). Yes, the bulk will be platinum, but buy the one that you like the most. After all, my preference has no meaning to you :)


Thanks, eviperman for the comments. So well said. The one that calls me is the red/red for me. It is always so nice to hear member opinions that sometimes I might be missing some good stuff.

It would be the biggest purchase yet and something I want to thoroughly evaluate with others. For example, a member mentioned a ďnew ResonanceĒ. Thatís weird as I thought the line would finish with this model.


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Old 19 November 2019, 01:43 AM   #20
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The new resonance will be an entirely new model, but will also have the principle of resonance. That's what people mean by new resonance.
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Old 19 November 2019, 01:51 AM   #21
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Oh man! Just when I was ready to make a deposit for the red/red variant, the Geneva Boutique just told me they are sold out. Crap!

However, appreciate everyoneís input on this and will keep my eye on the new Resonance. Thank you all!


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Old 19 November 2019, 02:56 AM   #22
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Old 19 November 2019, 04:46 AM   #23
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Love that Automatique Lune. I agree that the rose gold goes best with the lighter shaded dials. Little bro CS says hello



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Old 19 November 2019, 06:17 AM   #24
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Platinum for sure. Great choice btw! Also dibs if you get bored & decide to move it. :)
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Old 19 November 2019, 08:46 AM   #25
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Oh man! Just when I was ready to make a deposit for the red/red variant, the Geneva Boutique just told me they are sold out. Crap!

However, appreciate everyoneís input on this and will keep my eye on the new Resonance. Thank you all!


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I am not surprised as it was my understanding that all allocation had been sold. This is a one year run model, but like others have said, there's a new Resonance coming in 2020, so start saving for that one :)
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Old 19 November 2019, 12:04 PM   #26
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Good stuff here from you and subtona. Thank you.

New Resonance?? I thought this was done with this reference.

It appears that one takes a big hit on these. One from the Boutique will be 74,400CHF. I see the resale in Gen 2 for about $50K. Is that standard?


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Yes, you will take a big hit right out the door. Thereís some hope that this current dial due to the limited run might hold up better but Iím skeptical.

This dial just seemed like an easy way to shift the ďoldĒ model before the new Resonance (with a new caliber) will be introduced. Iím a big fan of FPJ, an owner also, but this is just what it seems like to me.
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Old 20 November 2019, 12:39 AM   #27
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Red gold for me!
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