F.P. Journe - The Watch Auction: One Geneva Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: CS_40PT_A
    Case No: No. 020 - CS
    Model Name: Chronometre Souverain
    Material: Platinum, 18k gold movement
    Calibre: Manual, 1304
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum buckle, signed F.P. Journe
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The winner of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Best Men’s Watch Prize in 2005, F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain features a highly polished platinum case measuring a masculine 40 mm in diameter. Its silver dial is adorned with guilloché engravings, and includes a power reserve indication at 3 o’clock and seconds indications at 7 o’clock. Furthermore, the watch is distinguished by a hand-finished movement using bridges and plates made of solid 18 karat rose gold that provides 56 hours of power reserve.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. CS_40PT_A
A fine platinum wristwatch with power reserve

40mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF20,625

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm