F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII Hong Kong Friday, November 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2009
    Case No: 020-CT
    Model Name: Centigraphe Souverain
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1506, 50 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 warranty stamped Montre Journe Hong Kong Limited dated 6th January 2009, instruction manual, CD-ROM, cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reinterpreting the chronograph, F.P. Journe released the Centigraphe Souverain in 2007 and immediately became the talk of the town. Technically brilliant and innovatively sound, the introduction of the Centigraphe further propelled Journe’s status as an important elite of horology.

    Powered by the firm’s in-house cal. 1506 composed of 18K gold, the highly sophisticated movement enables the dial to feature an unconventional chronograph with 100th of a second register, 20-second register and a 10-minute register, formulating the distinct appeal of the Centigraphe Souverain. Furthermore, another creative approach is implemented to replace the traditional chronographic pushers by activating and deactivating the chronograph with three registers activated at the same time. Once activated, the 100th of a second register is certainly a crowd-pleaser allowing the wearer to witness the high-speed movement of the chronographic hand. To achieve such a feature without interrupting the timekeeping system, a mechanism within isolates the chronograph from its timekeeping system, meaning that the amplitude would not be affected when the chronograph is activated.

    A marvel to admire as one activates the chronograph function, the present example of the F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain in platinum from 2009 is offered by the original owner in an attractive overall condition.

  • 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 an Important Asian Collector


An attractive and fine platinum chronograph wristwatch with 100th of a seconds, 20-second and 10 minute registers, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2009
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$650,000 - 1,200,000 

Sold for HK$1,079,500

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Thomas Perazzi
Deputy Chairman, Watches, Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023