F.P. Journe - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2009
    Case No: 007
    Material: Platinum
    Dimensions: Fountain pen, 116mm length; Ballpoint pen 119mm length
    Signed: Each pen signed
    Accessories: F.P Journe fitted presentation box, outer packaging and F.P. Journe guarantee

  • Catalogue Essay

    After several years of designing and testing, F.P. Journe launched his first collection of writing instruments in 2008. Two series were made, both in highly limited editions. The present set, made of platinum and titanium and covered in translucent enamel, was the top of the line version.

    This set is comprised of a ballpoint pen and a fountain pen. Both writing instruments are hand-finished, signed, and numbered.

    F.P. Journe was repeatedly frustrated about the fact that any fountain pen’s cap could be easily misplaced or lost. In an effort to resolve this problem he designed a writing instrument where the cap protecting the nib simply retracts into the body. In fact, the nib is protected by six flaps that open and close, very similar to the petals of a flower.

    Offered for sale for the first time by its original owner, this set is virtually unused and complete with its fitted box, warranty, and instructions manual.

  • 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 limited edition set of platinum writing instruments, one ballpoint and the other a fountain pen

Fountain pen, 116mm length; Ballpoint pen 119mm length
Each pen signed

CHF3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for CHF9,375

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm