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

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2020
    Case No: 2-586CS
    Model Name: Chronomètre Souverain “Havana”
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F. P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe certificate stamped George Pragenell Ltd, United Kingdom dated 3rd November 2020, cloth, USB, leather card holder and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Regarded as one of the greatest modern watchmakers of our time, F.P. Journe is one of the most sought-after independent brand who combines innovative technical approach with traditional craftsmanship. Inspired by 19th century pocket watches and transformed in wristwatch form, the Chronomètre Souverain pays tribute to old marine chronometer clocks with a specific purpose to be accurate. Launched in 2005, the Chronometre Souverain model was the first F.P. Journe wristwatch to incorporate a guilloche dial which pairs beautifully along with the signature blued steel hands. And was granted the winning title of the “Favourite Men’s Watch" award from GPHG. Powered by the in-house manually-would cal. 1304, the movement is made entirely of 18K pink gold and features a central twin barrel with a combined 56 hours of power reserve.

    Blending comfort, innovation and personality into one, the present Chronomètre Souverain is dressed in a warm tobacco brown is dubbed “Havana”. Developed by Journe’s own dialmaker, Les Cadraniers de Genève, the colour is a combination of gold and ruthenium that underwent rigorous adjustment to perfect the formula. The Chronomètre Souverain Havana cased in a discreet 40mm diameter platinum case is detailed with Clous de Paris hobnail pattern, combined with its soft cream coloured hands and numerals, all elements beautifully complements each other in the warm hues of the Cuban essence.

    Presented in excellent overall condition and accompanied by its original guarantee and accessories, the present timepiece will most certainly attract the ever growing enthusiast and collectors of F.P. Journe.

  • 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, rare and attractive platinum wristwatch with small seconds, power reserve indication, “tobacco brown” dial, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2020
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$250,000 - 450,000 

Sold for HK$693,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022