F.P. Journe - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Case No: 625-CS
    Model Name: Chronomètre Souverain
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe certificate stamped Montres Journe Hong Kong dated 30th May 2008, instruction manual, cloth, purchase invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - François-Paul Journe is undoubtedly one of the industry's finest living watchmakers, drawing inspiration from early Breguet timepieces and continuously pushing the boundaries of innovation with his jaw-dropping creations in the 21st century.

    - The Chronomètre Souverain, designed to prioritize chronometric precision, brings watchmaking back to its roots. This results in a simple yet elegant timepiece featuring only the hour and minute hands, small seconds, and a power reserve indication.

    - The impeccable design showcases a perfect balance of every component, with the power reserve indication positioned at an uncommon and technically challenging 3 o'clock position, close to the winding stem.

    - Housed in a highly coveted 38mm case that was discontinued in 2015, this current timepiece is exceptionally well-preserved, showing minimal signs of wear only. Along with all the accompanying accessories, it holds significant collectible value and is ideal for collectors seeking a timeless and understated piece.

    - Please note that the proceeds of the sale of the present watch will be given by the Consignor to UNICEF.

  • 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


A very fine, rare and attractive pink gold wristwatch with small seconds, power reserve indication, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2008
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$200,000 - 360,000 

Sold for HK$381,000

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024