F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2005
    Case No: 40/69V
    Model Name: Vagabondage
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black F.P. Journe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold F.P. Journe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 40/69V
    Accessories: With F.P. Journe undated Certificate.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2004, F.P. Journe introduced the Vagabondage, which was the first F.P. Journe's watch with a tonneau-shaped case, rather than a circular case. The watch was greeted with enormous praise and really broke the boundaries of traditional watchmaking. Each watch features the 'wandering hour' dial, which is where the name Vagabondage comes from. The present watch is numbered 40 of a limited edition of 69 pieces only and is presented in overall excellent condition.

  • 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, rare and unusual platinum tonneau-shaped wandering hour wristwatch

Circa 2005
36 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 40/69V

HK$160,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$437,500

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