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

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2005
    Case No: 05/20
    Model Name: Chronometre Souvrain
    Material: Titanium, ruthenium dial, 18k gold movement
    Calibre: Manual, twin barrel, 1304
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: White gold deployment, signed F.P. Journe
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Certificate dated 8th November 2008, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Provenance: Property from a distinguished Gentleman

  • Provenance

    Property from a distinguished Gentleman

  • Catalogue Essay

    F.P. Journe has some ten boutiques located around the world and in 2003 the brand opened its flagship store in Tokyo. It has always been known that Journe has a particular fondness for Japan and to celebrate the one year anniversary he created the present watch in a limited series of 20 examples only. Offered in close to unused condition and complete with box and certificate, the watch is cased in titanium, powered by the famous twin barrel calibre 1304 crafted of solid gold and is fitted with a dial made from ruthenium.

  • 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 rare limited edition titanium wristwatch with power reserve, ruthenium dial, made to celebrate the first anniversary of the Tokyo boutique

40mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF52,500

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Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm