F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2007
    Case No: 298-TN
    Model Name: Tourbillon Souverain Black Label
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1403, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with F.P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity dated 26th April 2007 stamped Montres Journe Hong Kong, instruction manual, cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
    Provenance: Property from the original owner

  • Provenance

    Property from the original owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Avant-garde and a true pioneer of haute horlogerie, Francois-Paul Journe’s constant strive for ground breaking timepiece captured the hearts of many astute collectors. Since the debut of the world premiere Tourbillon Souverain remontoire system in 1991, it took a decade long of yearning until the reveal of the TN Model (“Tourbillon Nouveau”) with an innovative inclusion of the dead beat second, hence Remontoire d’Egalité avec Seconde Morte. An art of making time stand still, the complication requires the utmost precision to reliably stop and restart the seconds hand as the escapement continues to beat—not moving until one second has elapsed, then jumps to the next second. Enriched with a deadbeat seconds complication, the timepiece with constant force mechanism results much higher accuracy on precise time reading.

    Exceptional with beauty and complexity, the second generation is upsized from 38mm to 40mm with a fresh 18K pink gold movement. With the availability between platinum and pink gold, only about a hundred were ever produced and is no doubt an avidly sought-after piece by collectors. The present platinum model is amongst the most remarkable out of all, the rarefied black label that is exclusively made available to existing owner of Journe timepieces. Offered from each official boutique per month with only one or two pieces, the present Black label Tourbillon Souverain with the elusive nuanced palette was discontinued in 2018.

    Quintessence of the watchmaker’s maturity, and truly a rare opportunity for connoisseurs to acquire such esteemed masterpiece. The present timepiece is furthermore offered by its original owner with its full original accessories.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner


An extremly rare and mechanically complex platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoire, power reserve and dead beat seconds with certificate and presentation box

Circa 2007
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$1,000,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$3,276,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021