F.P. Journe - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2021
    Case No: No. 043-CT2
    Model Name: lineSport Centigraphe Souverain
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1506, 50 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum F.P. Journe bracelet, max overall length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe International Guarantee card dated August 26th, 2021, fitted lineSport presentation box, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in 2011 in an unexpected aluminum version, the Centigraphe Sport features Journe’s innovative, in-house manually wound chronograph capable of measuring down to one hundredth of a second. When the chronograph function is engaged, the 100th of a second hand at 10 o’clock, released by the watch’s escapement, completes one revolution per second. Once the chronograph is stopped, this hand can be stopped anywhere, allowing even a fractional 100th of a second reading. Along with the high-grade caliber 1506, the case uses a rocker stop/reset button, which allows two fingers to stay in the same place to keep time, allowing for more precise use of the chronograph and removing the “jump” that accompanies the start of the chronograph with normal pushers.

    In 2014, Journe replaced the aluminum model with a titanium version, and in 2019, he released two precious metal variants: 18K pink gold and weighty platinum. The sheer heft of the present platinum example is enough to make this watch compelling, never mind the avant-garde caliber 1518 within, and the “blue-mauve” guilloche dial with applied gold numerals. Truly a hybrid of luxury and sport, the hammered finishing to the case complements the almost purple bezel and dial, and the links are specifically engineered to fold comfortably to the wrist. This example is a later production piece and does not feature the rubber bumpers between the bracelet links, giving a seamless visual appearance.

    For those of us with the prerequisite physical strength, the present platinum Centigraphe Sport from F.P. Journe exudes power and elegance in equal measure, and is offered by the original owner with all of its original accessories.

    A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this lot will go to benefit Ukrainian refugees through Chabad Schluchim.

    Consigned by the Original Owner

  • 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 impressive, luxurious, and complex platinum chronograph wristwatch with 100th of a second, 20-second, and 10-minute registers, with bracelet, guarantee, and presentation box

44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and bracelet signed.

$60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for $163,800

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022