F.P. Journe - The 2021 New York Watch Auction New York Saturday, December 11, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2006
    Case No: 235-CS
    Model Name: Chronomètre Souverain "Black Label"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: 18k pink gold manual wind, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum ardillon F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Certificate of Authenticity dated 2006, instruction manual, polish cloth, invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Crafted exclusively for previous owners of F.P. Journe timepieces, the Black Label collection is only available for purchase in Journe boutiques. With their distinctive black dials crafted in blackened silver decorated with a guilloché pattern, they are a subtle and elegant expression of exclusivity and craftsmanship.

    The Chronomètre Souverain is the simplest and purest iteration of Journe’s Black Label watches, with a deceptively restrained dial featuring power reserve and subsidiary seconds that belies the highly advanced chronometer-grade movement that beats within. Crafted in 18 karat pink gold and finely finished throughout, the caliber 1304 was built with the precision and technical mastery of marine chronometers in mind, as well as the wearability and comfort of the modern collector. The movement itself is a mere 3.75mm thick, and the overall thickness of the case measures 8.6mm.

    The present Chronomètre Souverain is in pristine condition, having hardly ever been worn, and coming from a distinguished collection of independent watches. It comes with its original accessories and additional straps, ready for a new wearer to enjoy.


  • 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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An extremely well-preserved and attractive limited edition platinum wristwatch with black dial, power reserve, Certificate of Authenticity, and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $126,000

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021