F.P. Journe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2014
    Case No: 275-CB
    Model Name: Chronomètre Bleu
    Material: Tantalum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Tantalum F. P. Journe buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity dated March, 2014 and presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With its tantalum case with grey/blue hue and its incredible chrome blue dial, F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Bleu has entered the exclusive realm of timepieces that can be immediately recognized.

    In 2011, Journe decided to introduce an entry level wristwatch to his notoriously highly complicated collection and went against the current (as usual) by creating a watch that hit the industry with a thunderous bang and immediately hit a sweet spot with collectors.

    The excitement delivered was through Journe’s innovative approach in creating a case made out of the highly rare and delicate to handle tantalum, with a blue/grey tint perfectly complementing the amazing sheen of the blue chrome dial.

    The movement is Journe’s caliber 1304 executed in pink gold and displays an equally high standard of execution and finish witnessed on all F.P. Journe wristwatches.

    The present Chronomètre Bleu is fresh to the market and consigned by the original owner.

  • 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 very elegant and eye-catching tantalum wristwatch with chrome blue dial, certificate of authenticity and presentation box

39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF94,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022