F.P. Journe - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2010
    Case No: No. 60/69 VII
    Model Name: Vagabondage II
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1509, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold F.P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm length by 36mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe Certificate dated November 29th, 2010, polishing cloth, fitted presentation box, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Vagabondage II is an interesting and innovative timepiece featuring jumping hours and minutes via rotating discs indicated through apertures that are perfectly aligned in the center of the dial along with its small seconds. Interestingly and quite unusually no brand name is mentioned on the dial but a cavalcade of details display the brand’s unmistakable genetic codes. The watch houses the in-house caliber 1509 in pink gold, fitting perfectly into the case and features a constant force device that ensures that the energy from the mainspring is equally distributed with no loss each time the discs jump.

    Released in 2010, the Vagabondage II was F.P. Journe’s second timepiece featuring a tortue-shaped case and made in an ultra-limited edition of 69 pieces in pink gold, and 69 in platinum of which the present model is number 60, as well as 10 pieces in platinum with baguette diamonds. Cherished by its original owner, the present platinum Vagabondage II exhibits impeccable case proportions and finishing throughout the timepiece, and comes with all of its original accessories. Interestingly, the sale date of the watch indicates that the VII was purchased 3 years after the owner took delivery of VIII, and 5 years after the purchase of VI.

    Corresponding number 60 Vagabondage I and III are sold as lots 83 and 85 of this sale.


  • 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 very fine and rare limited edition semi-skeletonized platinum tortue-shaped wristwatch with small seconds, jump hours and minutes, one-minute remontoir, power reserve indication, certificate, and presentation box, number 60 of a limited edition of 69 pieces

Circa 2010
42mm length by 36mm width
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed

$120,000 - 240,000 

Sold for $215,900

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The New York Watch Auction: X

New York Auction 8 - 9 June 2024