F.P. Journe - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips

    • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
      Year: 2022
      Case No: 2-929CS
      Model Name: Chronomètre Souverain
      Material: Platinum, 18K gold movement
      Calibre: Mechanical, 1304, 22 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: F.P Journe Crocodile strap
      Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F. P. Journe pin buckle
      Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe International Guarantee dated February 10th 2022, cloth, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    • Catalogue Essay

      - Originally launched in 2005, the F.P Journe Chronomètre Souverain has become one the most recognisable models amongst the current collection. As the name suggests, the timepiece focuses on chronometric precision.

      - Elegantly well balanced and easy to read, the dial features a “Hobnail” like guilloché pattern in the center and Journe's signature blued hands. A subsidiary second counter is located between 7 and 8 o'clock, with a power-reserve indicator at 3 o’clock. Notably, Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain was his first timepiece to feature a central time display. Powering this platinum Chronomètre Souverain is a superbly hand finished 18K pink gold movement.

      - Contemporary, elegant, and classic, the present Chronomètre Souverain from 2022 is preserved in excellent overall condition and is a true staple and testament to elegance and chronometric accuracy.

    • 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 fine and attractive platinum wristwatch with guilloché dial, small seconds, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF82,550

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023