F.P. Journe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2021
    Case No: 039-CT2
    Model Name: lineSport Centigraphe Souverain
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1506, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold F. P. Journe bracelet, max overall length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F. P. Journe buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe International Guarantee Card, dated January 2021, grey leather and glass fitted lineSport presentation box, grey wallet, F. P. Journe USB User Manual, polish cloth, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    F. P. Journe launched his brand at the start of the new millennium offering his Tourbillon Souverain wristwatch in 1999, and Chronomètre á Resonance in 2000. His technical innovations and craftsmanship lead to the creation of contemporary modern marvels, which today are some of the rarest and most sought after timepieces in the international market.

    In 2011, Journe introduced the “lineSport” collection of timepieces featuring precision sports watches reflecting the independent watchmaker’s rigorous standards in quality. The Centigraphe Sport launched this new collection, and was a marvel as the world’s first all-aluminum, mechanical chronograph wristwatch with aluminum case, bracelet, and movement. The Centigraphe Sport featured Journe’s innovative, in-house manually wound chronograph capable of measuring down to one hundredth of a second. When the chronograph function is engaged, the 100th of a second hand at 10 o’clock, released by the watch’s escapement, completes one revolution per second. Once the chronograph is stopped, this hand can be stopped anywhere, allowing even a fractional 100th of a second reading. Along with the high-grade caliber 1506, the case uses a rocker stop/reset button, which allows two fingers to stay in the same place to keep time, allowing for more precise use of the chronograph. In 2014, Journe replaced the aluminum model with a titanium version, and then in 2019 he released the 18K pink gold version like the present watch.

    The pink gold version is a true luxury watch with beautiful, hammered finished case, and heavy 18K pink gold bracelet. The dial features red subsidiary dials with the chronograph activated through the rocker in the band. The watch is Journe’s answer to creating a motorsport timekeeper that provides best-in-class, mechanical timing. The present example is in near new condition, only worn a handful of times at most, and is offered with its original guarantee and presentation box. The pink gold Line Sport Centigraphe Souverain is a milestone wristwatch in the history of F. P. Journe, and the present lot offers a very rare opportunity to own one of these masterpieces.

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  • 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 exceptional, like-new pink gold chronograph wristwatch with 100th of a second, 20-second, and 10-minute registers, with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2021
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

Estimate
$80,000 - 160,000 
CHF79,700-159,000
€76,700-153,000
HK$628,000-1,260,000
S$112,000-223,000

Sold for $176,400

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022