F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, A SPECIAL EDITION PINK GOLD DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BLACK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL, MADE IN 10 EXAMPLES FOR SINCERE FINE WATCHES, CIRCA 2006 | "Chronometre A Resonance 特別版粉紅金兩地時間腕錶，備動力儲備顯示及黑色珠母貝錶盤，僅限 10 枚為 Sincere Fine Watches 而製，錶殼編號032-05RN，約2006年製"
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE
A SPECIAL EDITION PINK GOLD DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BLACK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL, MADE IN 10 EXAMPLES FOR SINCERE FINE WATCHES, CIRCA 2006
Chronometre A Resonance
特別版粉紅金兩地時間腕錶，備動力儲備顯示及黑色珠母貝錶盤，僅限 10 枚為 Sincere Fine Watches 而製，錶殼編號032-05RN，約2006年製
Dial: black mother-of-pearl
Calibre: cal. 1499.2 mechanical, 36 jewels
Case: 18k pink gold, case back secured by 6 screws
Case number: 032-05RN
Closure: black F.P. Journe alligator strap and 18k pink gold buckle
Size: 40.5 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: F.P. Journe presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dual time zone function is working properly. The mother-of-pearl dial is intact. There is however an extremely minor blemish on the lacquer coating on top of the mother of pearl to the right of power reserve between 10 and 20. It is visible sometimes under an extremely strong loupe and sometimes it is not and overall it is impossible to see with naked eye. The case with light surface wear throughout. The watch has not been polished and is in really excellent and original condition.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
Staying true to F.P. Journe’s ‘Invenit et Fecit’ philosophy, that is ‘Invented and Made’, the Resonance has left an indelible mark on haute horology with its rigorous craftsmanship since its launch in 2000.
The Resonance’s distinctiveness derives from its application of the eponymous scientific phenomenon. When the horologist Breguet examined two pendulums oscillating next to each other, he discovered that the first pendulum vibrated energy which would be absorbed by the second pendulum. Both began to beat with the same natural frequency, resulting in synchronicity. The Resonance applies this technical mastery to its intricate movement, with the two balance wheels placed side by side. Beating in sync to minimalise disturbance, the watch displays the time of two time zones with utmost accuracy as seen on the symmetrical sub-dial layout, thus achieving chronometric excellence and geometric balance.
Adding to its singularity, the Resonance was one of the earliest F.P. Journe watches to be fitted with a black dial. Although the present lot seems to contain the matte black dial found in boutique editions, it comprises of an extremely rare black mother-of-pearl dial which shimmers only when examined under strong light. Made for Sincere Fine Watches around 2006 prior to the announcement of boutique editions in 2010, this special timepiece is limited to only 10 pieces.