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.
One of only thirty eight, this Stainless Steel Chronometre Souverain, with bronze patina, guilloche dial, commemorates the end of the 38 mm diameter. Housing a Rose Gold movement, as opposed to the more traditional Brass movement, this presents a rare opportunity to acquire one piece from a Coffet Set, of which, we believe only three have ever been split.