F.P. Journe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2007
    Case No: No. 351-TN
    Model Name: Tourbillon Souverain
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual. cal. 1403, 26 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 card dated June 2nd 2007, service invoice dated June 28th 2021, instruction manual, polishing cloth, inner fitted box, and outer presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Francois-Paul Journe launched his namesake brand with the motto “invenit et fecit” (invented and made) in 1999, first introducing the Tourbillon Souverain Remointoir d’Egalite, known as the “T”. In 2003, Francois-Paul Journe pushed the boundaries of his timekeeping masterpiece further, upgrading the “T” to the “TN” model (“Tourbillon Nouveau”), the reference Tourbillon Souverain Remontoire d’Egalité avec Seconde Morte. “Seconde Morte”, the art of making time stand still, is the French term for “dead beat seconds”. This complication requires the utmost precision to reliably stop and restart the seconds hand as the escapement continues to beat—not moving until one second has elapsed, then jumping to the next second. Enhanced with a deadbeat seconds complication, the timepiece with constant force mechanism was designed for highly accurate, precision timekeeping. With the introduction of an 18 karat pink gold movement and cased in platinum as well as pink gold, it was in production until 2018.

    Now discontinued, the present 40mm Tourbillon Souverain in platinum with a white gold dial is a subtle and classic example of Journe’s longest-running tourbillon iteration thus far, and an icon of the already iconic brand. Recently serviced at F.P.Journe in Geneva in 2021, it comes with all of its original accessories and remains preserved in splendid condition, ready to be enjoyed by the next collector of innovative watchmaking.

  • 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 attractive and innovative platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoire, power reserve indication, dead beat seconds, guarantee, and presentation box

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

$120,000 - 240,000 

Sold for $365,400

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022