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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2021
    Reference No: ELT
    Case No: A-842
    Model Name: Élégante 40
    Material: Titalyt
    Calibre: Electro mechanical, cal. 1210, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titalyt F.P Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm overall length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe guarantee dated June, 2021, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Provenance: Property of a Private Collection

  • Provenance

    Property of a Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    - F.P. Journe first released the Élégante collection in 2014, showcasing an elegant tortue-shaped case design the technical mechanism within the timepiece revolutionized the concept of quartz movements.

    - Equipped with an electro-mechanical caliber with motion detection , the watch "hibernates" after 35 minutes of inactivity to save battery life by stopping the hands from moving. When the watch is moved again, a small motion detector at 4 o'clock "awakens" it, allowing the hands to automatically readjust to the correct time.

    - The dial is translucent, created with Super-LumiNova and showcases black Arabic numbers and a chemin de fer outer ring. The strong luminosity allows the timepiece to be read easily at night.

    - The present watch comes with its original F.P Journe fitted box, outer packaging and guarantee.

    - Bought in June 2021, the watch is preserved in excellent overall condition.

  • 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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Ref. ELT
An attractive and elegant electro-mechanical titalyt tortue-shaped wristwatch with small seconds, guarantee and presentation box

40mm overall length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF12,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF40,320

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Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions, Fall 2022

Online Auction 12 - 16 September 2022