F.P. Journe - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Case No: 059-04TN
    Model Name: Tourbillon Souverain
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, 1403, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black F.P. Journe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe buckle
    Dimensions: 40 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With F.P. Journe Certificate of Origin and slip case.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1999, the Tourbillon Souverain is the first tourbillon wristwatch in the collection enriched with dead beat seconds and remontoir, which provides a constant force to the balance and hence maintaining a more accurate read of precise time. The dead beat seconds mechanism allows the hands to move in steps from one second to another, which helps increasing the precision and accuracy. This present watch is endowed with the aesthetic characteristics and technical demands inherent to creations by F.P. Journe, giving the watch a highly sought-after status.

  • 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 platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoir, power reserve and dead beat seconds

Circa 2008
40 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$480,000 - 720,000 

Sold for HK$600,000

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016