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 2008
    Case No: 810-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

  • Catalogue Essay

    Offered in several variations, the key objective of the F.P. Journe Souverain collection is chronometric precision. Even though its design pays homage to traditional chronometers, it has been executed in a subtly contemporary fashion with its vibrant guilloché dial and power reserve and seconds indications placed in an original manner at 3 o’clock and 7/8 o’clock respectively.

    The beauty of this watch is not only on the dial side but by turning it over one can only be dazzled by its superbly hand finish movement that presents the extreme rare particularity of being in solid 18K pink gold. Furthermore, it is interesting to note that Journe's production of pink gold pieces is lower than that of his pieces in platinum, making the present slightly more desirable.

    Contemporary, elegant yet very classic, this timepiece is the perfect match between the genius of its creator and the elegance of a timeless design, the present Chronomètre Souverain is tailored for collectors of independent modern horological artisans.

  • 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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Σ840

A very fine and attractive pink gold wristwatch with small seconds, power reserve indication and guilloche dial

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

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 480,000 
€30,600-61,300
$30,800-61,500

Sold for HK$441,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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