F.P. Journe - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2006
    Case No: 111-RN
    Model Name: Chronomètre à Résonance
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1499, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    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 fitted box, Certificate of Authenticity, cleaning cloth and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    -Inspired by the work of the great 18th century watchmaker Antide Janvier, the F.P. Journe Résonance was the world’s first wristwatch to bring the resonance phenomenon back in 2000.

    -The technically impressive movement is composed of two independent balances, alternatively serving as an “exciter” and “resonator”. When in motion, the balances create the resonance effect and beat in opposition, naturally evening out each other’s discrepancies and thus permitting greater accuracy.

    -The Chronomètre à Résonance is one of the most sought after models made by F.P. Journe and his signature piece.

    -In 18K pink gold, the present watch is a 2nd generation mode (RN afor Resonance Nouveau)l featuring a 40mm case and a pink gold movement, being only made between 2005 and 2008. Early RN examples were powered by caliber 1499.2 and around end of 2006, that caliber was renamed cal.1499.3 with a different power reserve. This makes examples with caliber 1499.2 like the present lot extremely rare and coveted.

    -It is also furthermore the last generation of Résonance models to feature the time on a twelve hours on the left dial.

  • 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 technically impressive pink gold dual time wristwatch with double escapement, authenticity certificate and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for CHF190,500

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023