F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2011
    Case No: 290-CT
    Model Name: Centigraphe Souverain
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1506, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reinterpreting the chronograph, F.P. Journe released the Centigraphe Souverain in 2007 and immediately became the talk of the town. Technically brilliant and innovatively sound, the introduction of the Centigraphe further propelled Journe’s status as an important elite of horology.

    Powered by the firm’s in-house cal. 1506 composed of 18K gold, the highly sophisticated movement enables the dial to feature an unconventional chronograph with 100th of a second register, 20-second register and a 10-minute register, formulating the distinct appeal of the Centigraphe Souverain. Furthermore, another creative approach is implemented to replace the traditional chronographic pushers by activating and deactivating the chronograph with three registers activated at the same time. Once activated, the 100th of a second register is certainly a crowd-pleaser allowing the wearer to witness the high-speed movement of the chronographic hand. To achieve such a feature without interrupting the timekeeping system, a mechanism within isolates the chronograph from its timekeeping system, meaning that the amplitude would not be affected when the chronograph is activated.

    The present example F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain in platinum is offered in attractive overall condition and is certainly a conversational piece to wear and enjoy while watching the 100th of a second register in full action.

  • 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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A fine and attractive platinum chronograph wristwatch with 100th of a second, 20-second and 10-minute registers

Circa 2011
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$270,000 - 470,000 

Sold for HK$1,234,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021