F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: ELT
    Case No: A-109
    Model Name: Élégante
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Electro mechanical, cal. 1210, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium F. P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm overall length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe guarantee stamped The Hour Glass LTD, Singapore, dated 16th February 2019, card holder, USB, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A revolutionary horological concept, the Élégante design was first conceived exclusively for the ladies with the vision of true luxury and ingenuity. As Francois Paul-Journe says: "I created this watch because for 20 years, women have been asking me to design a watch for them; a watch that was different and comfortable to wear, and that suited their needs and desires. I therefore created this long-lasting watch especially for them." Brilliant in its aesthetics and mechanism, the Élégante has garnered the attention of many with soaring demand and long waiting list in recent times. Equipped with a proprietary electro-mechanical movement that features a motion detector visible on the dial at 4:30 aperture, the watch is able to conserve its energy by stopping the hands and rotors while keeping time in the back of its mind. Once the watch is moved again, it awakens and miraculously readjusts to the current time by taking the shortest path—either clockwise or counter clockwise, a true delight to witness the magic. Furthermore, the luminous dial provides intense luminosity in the dark allowing the wearer to view the entire dial at night. The present Élégante sized at 40mm titanium case is paired with a midnight blue rubber strap that perfectly embraces the wrist with sophistication. Offered in an excellent overall condition and accompanied with its accessories, the Élégante is certainly one of the most sought after independent timepiece born for the discerned ladies with a passion for horology.

  • 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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Ref. ELT
A lady's fine and unusual electro-mechanical titanium tortue-shaped wristwatch with small seconds, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2019
40mm overall length
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$403,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021