A rare and very fine platinum dual time wristwatch with double escapement

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2003
    Case No: 126-RN
    Model Name: Chronomètre A Resonance
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1499, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold F. P. Journe deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P Journe Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Invenit et Fecit” Latin for “I invented it and I made it” has long been the motto inscribed on every F. P. Journe before it leaves the atelier of the famed genius and watchmaker F. P. Journe. With an eye on technical innovation for superior timekeeping, the Journe brand has since 1999 created watches that are both beautifully designed and technical works of art. The Chronomètre à Résonance is pure Journe at heart, taking its inspiration from the 18th century clockmaker Antide Janiver who put two clocks side by side to see if the vibrations of one would regulate the other. The caliber 1499 uses two balance wheels beating in synchrony with each other and the result is resonance eliminating deviation and increase better timekeeping. Released in 2000, the Chronomètre à Résonance was an immediate success both for its elegant layout and masterful movement.

    The present watch is from the second generation with a larger 40mm diameter case and 18K gold movement, while the first generation had a smaller 38mm sized case and brass movement. In exceptional unpolished condition, the watch has a sleek modern aesthetic that will please collectors for both its design and its technology.

  • Maker Bio

    F.P. Journe

    Swiss • 1999

    Founded by watchmaker François-Paul Journe in 1999, the F.P. Journe brand is relatively young, but already is as highly regarded by collectors as many distinguished manufacturers with centuries-old heritage. In the minds of the world's savviest collectors, Journe is producing some of the finest wristwatches the market has ever seen. Mastering his craft from restoring historical timepieces, he was the first to create a wristwatch incorporating two escapements that benefit from the phenomenon of resonance — the Chronomètre à Résonance.



    Key models include the Résonance, tourbillon wristwatches incorporating a remontoir and the limited edition Vagabondage series. Especially sought-after are his earliest "souscription" watches, made in 1999.

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A rare and very fine platinum dual time wristwatch with double escapement

F.P. Journe,「Chronomètre A Resonance」型號,非常精細及罕有,鉑金腕錶,配兩地時區和共振雙擒縱機芯,約2003年製。

Circa 2003
40mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 
€26,400-44,000
$30,800-51,300

sold for HK$300,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018