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: 2018
    Case No: 2-357CS
    Model Name: Chronomètre Souverain “Havana”
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1304, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F. P. Journe buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity dated January 28, 2018, fitted wooden presentation box, polish cloth and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    François-Paul Journe is a modern master who brings technical skill and innovation to wristwatches that are classically designed with a contemporary vibe. His company was established in 1999 and follows the motto “Invenit et Fecit” ([He] invented it and made it), an indication the brands’ watches are both designed and produced in house. With the “Souverain” collection, Journe presented his first time only wristwatch. Offered in several variations, these timepieces were a tribute to chronometric precision, with an innovative movement based on traditional chronometers, but a dial design with a 21st-century aesthetic.

    The “Havana” has a brown guilloche dial with large hour and minute hands that are easily readable, with the power reserve and seconds indications placed at 3 o’clock and 7 to 8 o’clock, respectively. Developed by Journe’s own dial maker, Les Cadraniers de Genève, the unique brown colour is a combination of gold and ruthenium that underwent rigorous adjustment to perfect the formula.

    Powered by the in-house, manually wound caliber 1304, the movement is made of 18 karat pink gold and features a central twin barrel for 56 hours of power reserve. The present pink gold example is in excellent condition and offered with its warranty certificate and presentation box. The “Souverain” is contemporary and classic and is a perfect match between the genius of its creator and 21st-century horology.

  • 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 fine and attractive pink gold chronometer wristwatch with chocolate brown dial and power reserve, with certificate of authenticity and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $69,300

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022