F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE Hong Kong Monday, November 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2011
    Case No: 006-CTS
    Model Name: Centigraphe Sport
    Material: Aluminium
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1506, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Aluminium F.P. Journe bracelet, 170 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Aluminium F.P. Journe concealed double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Provenance: Property from A Prominent Collector

  • Provenance

    Property from A Prominent Collector

  • Catalogue Essay

    Highly precise and subtly unassuming, FP Journe’s Centigraphe Souveraine reflects the independent watchmaker’s technical superiority and rigorous standard in quality.

    The present chronograph features three dials, with one foudroyante (or lightning) seconds hand that measures 1/100th of a second, reflected in the watch’s name “Centigraphe”. Produced in aluminum, the present ‘sport’ model weighs an astonishingly light 55 grammes - a technical marvel in itself.

    The Centigraphe uses a rocker stop/reset button, which means that two fingers can stay in the same place to keep time, allowing for easy timekeeping.

  • 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 fine and lightweight aluminium chronograph wristwatch with 100th of a second, 20 seconds and 10 minutes registers

Circa 2011
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for HK$225,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am