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 2009
    Case No: 063-CT
    Model Name: Centigraphe Souverain
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1506, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe warranty stamped Grassy Madrid dated 26th May 2009, cloth, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reinterpreting the chronograph, F.P. Journe released the Centigraphe Souverain in 2007 and immediately became the talk of the town. Technically brilliant and innovatively sound, the introduction of the Centigraphe further propelled Journe’s status as an important elite of horology.

    Powered by the firm’s in-house cal. 1506 composed of 18K gold, the highly sophisticated movement enables the dial to feature an unconventional chronograph with 100th of a second register, 20-second register and a 10-minute register, formulating the distinct appeal of the Centigraphe Souverain. Furthermore, another creative approach is implemented to replace the traditional chronographic pushers by activating and deactivating the chronograph with three registers activated at the same time. Once activated, the 100th of a second register is certainly a crowd-pleaser allowing the wearer to witness the high-speed movement of the chronographic hand. To achieve such a feature without interrupting the timekeeping system, a mechanism within isolates the chronograph from its timekeeping system, meaning that the amplitude would not be affected when the chronograph is activated.

    The present example in pink gold from circa 2009 with a matching salmon dial is a wonderful interpretation of the coveted Centigraphe Souverain. Complete with its full set of accessories and offered in excellent overall condition, it is the perfect timepiece for a nice collector’s meetup.

  • 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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Σ941

A very fine and impressive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with 100th of a second, 20-second and 10-minute registers, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2009
40mm 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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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022