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

    • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
      Year: 2004
      Case No: 360-04R
      Model Name: Chronomètre à Résonance
      Material: Platinum
      Calibre: Manual, cal. 1499, 36 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: Leather
      Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
      Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.
      Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity dated 30th March 2004, wooden presentation box, polishing cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    • Catalogue Essay

      - Made from 2000 until 2004, the first generation Chronomètre à Résonance (R), like the present example, featured a 38mm diameter case, symmetrical dial, and rhodium-plated brass movement. Second generation models (RN for Résonance Nouveau) would introduce rose gold movements to replace brass and were housed predominantly in a larger 40mm cases.

      - 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.

      - Possibly one of the very last R models produced, the present Chronomètre á Résonance is a unique opportunity of obtaining a historically important timepiece that has now become one of the most coveted and important horological breakthroughs of the past decades.

      - Preserved in excellent overall condition and is further accompanied with its original guarantee and presentation box.

    • 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 rare, fine, and attractive platinum chronometer dual time wristwatch with double escapement brass movement, certificate of authenticity and presentation box

38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.

Full Cataloguing

CHF160,000 - 320,000 

Sold for CHF279,400

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023