F.P. Journe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2004
    Material: Wood
    Dimensions: 360mm Width and 150mm Height
    Signed: Signed F.P. Journe
    Accessories: Accompanied by outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    After having acquired the five F.P. Journe subscription watches bearing the number 1, the original owner added this unique box to his collection. Manufactured exclusively to house the 5 subscription watches, a plate has been engraved with the words “Souscription N ° 1”.

    In the event the five subscription watches (lots 138 to 142) are all sold and purchased by the same paddle the present box, lot 143 will be automatically withdrawn from sale and all absentee and commission bids for lot 143 will be cancelled. Ownership of lot 143 will then be awarded to the successful purchaser of lots 138 to 142. The original owner of these lots has furthermore pledged to donate a certain sum to the Association Monegasque contre les Myopathies, for research into Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.

    In the event Lots 138 to 142 are not all purchased by the same paddle, the present lot will be offered at auction with no reserve and all proceeds going to Association Monegasque contre les Myopathies, for research into Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.

  • 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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This lot is offered without Reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

An exclusive and unique wooden box made to house the five F.P. JOURNE subscription N°1 wristwatches, proceeds going to charity

Circa 2004
360mm Width and 150mm Height
Signed F.P. Journe

CHF1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for CHF100,800

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