F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2015
    Case No: 67/99
    Model Name: Chronomètre Bleu BYBLOS
    Material: Tantalum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Tantalum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe Certificate stamped Montres Journe Paris dated 9th February 2015, instruction manual, cloth, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While the ‘hype boat’ for Journe continues to sail its way to the top, collectors look to rare and limited edition pieces that the firm has released over the years. With the recent positive market response for rare and early Journes, models like the Chronomètre Bleu BYBLOS are certainly worth its attention. Hailing from the coveted and extremely well-received Chronomètre Bleu series, that was responsible for uplifting the market for the firm, the BYBLOS is an entire breed of its own.

    While it essentially bears the same caliber and complication as the regular model, the BYBLOS is a limited edition of 99 pieces launched in 2014 to commemorate the firm’s 10th opening of their boutique in Beirut. This unique model was named after the city of Byblos, located on the Lebanese coast a few kilometres North of Beirut. Byblos was the cradle of Euro-Mediterranean civilisation, being the world’s oldest Phoenician port and one of the most important commercial and cultural platforms of the region. For the first time, F.P.Journe has used a cut-out dial that reveals the exceptional, beautiful, 18k rose-gold mechanical movement adorned with guilloche decoration.

    The present example F.P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu BYBLOS from circa 2015 numbered 67 is fresh-to-the-market and is offered in excellent overall condition complete with its full set of accessories. A perfect opportunity for collectors to acquire a highly sought-after and rare model in the market.

  • 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 limited edition tantalum semi-skeletonized wristwatch with small seconds, certificate and presentation box, numbered 67 of a limited edition of 99 pieces

Circa 2015
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$390,000 - 780,000 
€45,700-91,400
$50,000-100,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022