F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2013
    Case No: 428-CB
    Model Name: Chronomètre Bleu
    Material: Tantalum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Tantalum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied F.P. Journe warranty stamped Montres Journe Hong Kong Limited dated 3rd April 2013, instruction manual, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Debuted since 2011, the Chronomètre Bleu is a quintessential classic of Mr. Journe’s masterpieces and has quickly became one of the most sought after timepieces amongst collectors in recent years. Encased in an elegant 39mm case made of tantalum, the dark grey tinted metal is rarely used in watchmaking due to its high density and difficulty to work with. The most captivating element of this timepiece lies upon its beautiful chrome blue dial. With a ray of light, the metallic chrome dial radiates with incredible sheens of blue, it is easy for one to be drawn in admiration instantly. Dedicated to deliver the highest quality of haute horology, this mesmerising colour of blue is obtained by meticulous precision of hand applied blue lacquer layers, each polished to a mirror finish before the next layer is applied. Fitted with the choice of off-white hands in contrast with the polished dial, the timepiece is extremely legible and harmonized.

    The present example from circa 2013 is offered with its original warranty and fitted presentation box.

  • 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 fine and rare tantalum wristwatch with small seconds, chrome blue dial, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2013
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$250,000 - 450,000 

Sold for HK$604,800

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)