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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Reference No: TN
    Model Name: Tourbillon Souverain Bleu
    Material: Tantalum
    Calibre: 1403.2
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Dimensions: 40 mm. Diameter

  • Catalogue Essay

    For the first time, F.P.Journe participates to Only Watch.
    It is also the first time ever that a tourbillon is made with a case entirely in Tantalum. This metal has been named as such in reference to the Greek mythology’s “Torment of Tantalus” as it is extremely hard to work with.
    The very astonishing blue chrome dial reflects like a mirror and its color changes according to light. Its F.P.Journe movement in 18K rose Gold features the renowned remontoire (constant force device) and the dead beat second.
    For the next editions of ONLY WATCH, another model of the F.P.Journe collection will be made in Tantalum, with a blue dial.
    “It is the beginning of a unique collection reserved solely for ONLY WATCH”.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. TN
F.P.Journe “Tourbillon Souverain Bleu”, unique watch created especially for ONLY WATCH. Case in Tantalum, blue chrome dial, F.P.Journe tourbillon movement in 18K rose Gold with remontoire and dead beat second.

40 mm. Diameter

CHF250,000 - 400,000 

Sold for CHF550,000

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Geneva Auction 7 November 2015 3pm