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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2016
    Case No: 16/20 CTT
    Model Name: Centigraphe Souverain “Hong Kong Boutique 10th Anniversary”
    Material: Titanium, 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1506, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F.P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe Certificate dated December 09, 2016 and original invoice.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Establishing its presence in Hong Kong in 2006, F.P. Journe inaugurated its boutique in the Prince’s Building in Central. In 2016, marking the tenth anniversary of both its Hong Kong and Tokyo boutiques, the brand initiated a unique tradition. To commemorate the milestone of each boutique's tenth anniversary, F.P. Journe introduced a limited edition series of the Centigraphe Anniversaire. Every caseback bears a distinctive reference number, 'CTT,' and the hometown of the respective boutique, making each one unique. Despite their visual similarities, they are nonetheless rendered in a striking array of colors and finishes.

    Featuring a titanium 40mm diameter case, the caseband is further complemented by an 18K pink gold crown at four o'clock and rocker, allowing seamless stop-start-reset functions for the chronograph with a single finger. The magnificent, ingenious, and intricate dial displays subdials that are intricately open-worked, revealing the gears and levers that power the chronograph mechanism. Each opening is delicately covered with a thin layer of translucent sapphire. The small hands are crafted from red-lacquered titanium, mirroring the numerals within the subdials, while the hour numerals adopt a subdued orange tone that perfectly complements the handset, pink gold crown, and ergonomic pink gold rocker. The dial itself is a singular disc of white gold coated in ruthenium, providing a dark contrast to the vibrantly colored accents.

    The regular production model Centigraphe Souverain was discontinued in 2018, making the present Centigraphe Anniversaire the sole ongoing iteration beyond the Linesport collection. Maintained in like-new state with all its original accessories, the significance of this exceptionally exclusive, dynamic, and groundbreaking timepiece cannot be overstated.

    Please note that the proceeds of the present timepiece will be donated by the consignor to UNICEF.

  • 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 extremely well-preserved and innovative titanium and pink gold chronograph wristwatch with 100th of a second, 20-second and 10-minute registers, semi-skeletonized ruthenium-coated dial, and certificate, made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the F.P. Journe Boutique in Hong Kong; numbered 16 of a limited series of 20 examples with proceeds going to charity

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.

CHF100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for CHF368,300

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024