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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2018
    Case No: 1382-23/38
    Model Name: Chronomètre Holland & Holland
    Material: Stainless steel and Steel Damascus
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel F.P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe Certificate confirming the timepiece Chronomètre Holland & Holland in belongs to the exclusive series limited to 38 pieces, polishing cloth, special edition presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Chronomètre Souverain has always been a classic model in F.P. Journe's catalog. Traditionally available in platinum or pink gold, the watches were housed in either a 38 or 40mm case. Yet with the Limited Edition Chronomètre "Holland & Holland", Journe decided to take a completely maverick and previously-unseen approach.

    The present watch, numbered 23 of a 38 limited edition, is known as the Chronomètre Holland and Holland, and is cased in stainless steel with a Steel Damascus dial. The brand very rarely produces stainless steel models, and such instances can be counted on one hand. The dials were most notably made from Holland & Holland gun barrels from 1868. The model was an ultimate collaboration between F.P. Journe and Holland & Holland, with the latter cutting and treating the dial. Incredibly rare, the timepiece was only offered to the manufacture's very best clients. Indeed, the present watch as reputedly chosen by Journe himself for his client, upon the client's request for the Maestro himself to pick a model for him that most suited his personality and taste.

    Offered as a full set and in virtually unworn condition, the watch is accompanied by its original certificate and limited edition presentation box with the Holland & Holland signature.

  • Artist Biography

    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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An uncommon and attractive limited edition stainless steel wristwatch with "Steel Damascus" dial, certificate of origin and presentation box, numbered 23 of a 38 pieces limited edition

2018
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF50,000 - 100,000 
€46,600-93,200
$54,000-108,000

Sold for CHF201,600

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East Director
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021