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F.P. Journe’s Sonnerie Souveraine

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15.jpgNice new grand sonnerie. It looks hot, but read on and be amazed.

For a start, Journe’s Sonnerie Souveraine is much more than ‘simply’ a grand sonnerie; it is a grand et petite sonnerie plus a minute repeater. A sonnerie is a clockwatch; that means that it sounds the time (hours and quarters) in passing – just like an old grandfather clock: although a grandfather clock is likely to strike only the hours or perhaps half hours. A grand sonnerie (full strike) sounds the hours and the quarters at each quarter (every 15 minutes), i.e. at 4.45 we would hear four dongs (hours) and three ding-dongs (quarters). A petite sonnerie (small strike) sounds only the hour at the hour the quarters at the quarters, i.e. at 4.45 we would hear only the three ding-dongs of the quarter hours.

Damn, those boys at the Puristz get to see some nice things. You can’t have nice things!

F.P. Journe’s Sonnerie Souveraine [The Purists]

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