F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: ELT
    Case No: A-649
    Model Name: Élégante
    Material: Titanium with Titalyt® coating and diamonds
    Calibre: Electro mechanical, cal. 1210, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Titalyt®-coated F.P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm overall length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe guarantee stamped F.P. Journe Los Angeles dated 18th July 2020, USB, card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2014, the F.P. Journe Élégante immediately became the hot topic of the industry as it featured a newly innovated and patented electro mechanical movement becoming the world’s very first timepiece to incorporate such feature. Taking over 8 years to develop the caliber, the movement comprises of a motion detector enabling the timepiece to hibernate once unworn for half an hour. Once the watch is placed on the wrist after inactivity, the motion detector via a small oscillating weight positioned at 4 O’clock generates power to the mechanism to enable an automatic readjustment of the hands to the correct time.

    With a distinctive and iconic sporty tortue-shaped case in titanium with Titalyt® coating and two rows of diamonds set on the bevel of the bezel, the Élégante 40 is with no doubt a classy, elegant and practical timepiece perfect for daily wear. Initially released for ladies, the firm released the men’s model in 2016.

    The present example F.P. Journe Élégante 40 ELT is preserved in excellent “like new” overall condition and is further accompanied by its full set of accessories.

  • 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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Ref. ELT
A lady’s very fine and well-preserved electro-mechanical Titalyt®-coated titanium and diamond-set tortue-shaped wristwatch with small seconds, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
40mm overall length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$327,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021