A limited edition set of platinum, titanium and blue enamel writing instruments, composed of a ballpoint and a fountain pen presented in its original box

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2009
    Case No: 7/500
    Material: Platinum and titanium
    Dimensions: Fountain pen, 116mm Length; Ballpoint pen 119mm Length
    Signed: Both writing instruments are signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by original presentation box with outer packaging, original guarantee, ink cartridge and roller ball refill specially labeled F.P. Journe.

  • Catalogue Essay

    It seems F.P. Journe can do no wrong. Whatever the genius watchmaker sets his mind to, he achieves with gusto. When he decided, in 2008, to design a set of writing instrument F.P. Journe did it with the passion that characterizes his watches. The result was a limited edition set composed of a fountain pen and a ballpoint pen, each one hand finished, signed and numbered. The set was available in either platinum and titanium or pink gold and titanium, Journe’s favorite metals.

    The fountain pen’s design received extra attention as an ingenious mechanism was added in order to avoid the risk of losing the cap. The platinum nib is safely in place inside the body of the pen and will flourish through six platinum flaps, opening like a flower’s petals when the back of the pen is turned.

    The present set, made in platinum and titanium, and covered in translucent blue enamel, was the top of the line version. Both pens are numbered 7/500, come in virtually untouched condition with box, papers and even the original refill labelled F.P. Journe.

  • Maker Bio

    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 limited edition set of platinum, titanium and blue enamel writing instruments, composed of a ballpoint and a fountain pen presented in its original box

2009
Fountain pen, 116mm Length; Ballpoint pen 119mm Length
Both writing instruments are signed

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 8,000 
€4,400-7,000
$5,100-8,200

sold for CHF8,750

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

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