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 2006
    Case No: 190-CS
    Model Name: Chronomètre Souverain
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F. P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe guarantee stamped Manfredi Jewels, United States dated 13th December 2006, cloth, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Awarded the Best Men’s watch prize at the Geneva Grand Prix D’horlogerie in 2005, the model was available in pink gold and platinum with the choice to be paired with a strap or matching metal bracelet. And was one if Journe’s most recognizable central time display model in his collection.

    Fitted with an elegant silver dial decorared with Hobnail guilloche in the center, it is notable that early generation of the model features smaller guilloche compared to later productions of the model. Born in 2006, the present timepiece is part of the early production of the Chronomètre Souverain. Powered by the caliber 1304 in pink gold, the timepiece provides a power reserve of 56 hours, indicated by the intriguing 0-56 power reserve indication at 3 o’clock. Inspired from naval chronometer clocks, the indication moves in opposite direction when fully wound towards 0. Contrasted with a set of blued-steel hands, reading the passage of time is incredibly clear by a glance on the wrist. Slim in proportion at only 8mm thick, the Chronomètre Souverain is a joy to wear. Offered by the original owner and accompanied with the original accessories, it is notable that this is the same reference that Francois Paul Journe famously presented to George Daniels in 2010, while that example is bespoke with a personalized engraving on the movement. Truly timeless and refined, the present Chronomètre Souverain is a perfect timepiece for the purist of Journe timepieces.

  • 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 fine and attractive platinum wristwatch with silver guilloche dial, small seconds, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2006
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$160,000 - 320,000 

Sold for HK$403,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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