F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO Hong Kong Monday, May 30, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2013
    Case No: 316-CT
    Model Name: Centigraphe Souverain Black Label
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1506, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black F.P. Journe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe buckle
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With F.P. Journe Certificat de Garantie dated 13 February 2013, Certificate of Authenticity, DVD, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Centigraphe Souverain wristwatch is from the Black Label collection, which was created specifically for F.P. Journe boutiques around the world with a very strict distribution policy. Only 12 pieces are available per boutique and per year and 2 pieces maximum for each model. All timepieces in this collection are cased in platinum with a distinguished black lacquer dial.
    The mechanical movement of this present Centigraphe wristwatch indicates elapsed time from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes and is displayed on three subsidiary dials, each with a time scale in red and a tachometer scale in black. The chronograph mechanism is operated through an unusual button in the band. This patented ergonomic design fits perfectly on the watch and helps retaining the case proportions. Further enhancing the watch’s appeal, the mechanism features an ingenious configuration that isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping system, meaning that the amplitude would not be affected when the chronograph is running, which optimizes 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 rare platinum ergonomic chronograph wristwatch with 100th of a second, 20 seconds, 10 minutes registers and black lacquer dial, made exclusively for the F.P. Journe boutiques worldwide

Circa 2013
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$320,000 - 480,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016