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

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2021
    Case No: 346-QP
    Model Name: Quantième Perpétuel
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: F.P. Journe leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe Guarantee card dated November 17 2021 and stamped by Swiss retailer "Embassy Jewel AG", wooden presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    F.P. Journe launched his first perpetual calendar timepiece as part of the Octa line of watches, but in 2013 he introduced a completely new dial architecture: moving away from the quirky retrograde date indication so far employed, the dial now features all calendar indications neatly framed in 4 windows: one for the day, one for the month, and two for the large date. The leap year indication is “hidden in plain sight”: a minuscule third hand indicates the leap year cycle on a small subsidiary dial at the very center of the dial.

    Originally defined by an ovoidal metal frame encircling the central part of the flat two-tone dial, in 2020 the collection’s aesthetic canons were revised. It now features a monochromatic ivory dial with applied numerals on a flat outer track, and guilloché decoration for the center of the dial. Thus, Journe brought the model closer to the style employed in their Souverain line of watches.

    Offered in practically as new condition - having been delivered in December of last year - by its original owner, the present timepiece is a delightfully wearable complicated creation by one of the most celebrated contemporary independent watchmakers.

  • 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 attractive and superb pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with power reserve indication, Guarantee and box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for CHF138,600

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022