F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
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F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002

Estimate: 1,200,000 - 2,200,000 HKD

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F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002

Estimate: 1,200,000 - 2,200,000 HKD

Description

F.P. JOURNE

CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE

AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002


Dial: yellow gold

Calibre: cal. 1499.2 mechanical, 36 jewels

Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws

Case number: 291-02R

Closure: brown F.P. Journe alligator strap and platinum clasp

Size: 38 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: F.P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity card, instruction manual and presentation box

Condition Report

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The power reserve indication is working properly. The case with very little wear. Otherwise the watch is in excellent 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.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).


**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."

Catalogue Note

François-Paul Journe is the founder of a young independent watch making brand F.P. Journe and the only three-time winner of the Aiguille d'Or grand prize. Not only is he a technical genius in the field of watch making, he also quickly rose to fame in the competitive watch industry. With only 21 short years since the founding of F.P. Journe, collectors had started noticing the numbers of phase lifts among its collection and while the earlier Tourbillon Souverain is one of collectors’ most desired pieces, the present model, an early example of the Resonance with brass movement has been quickly gaining recognition by the mass market.

The Resonance in a glimpse may deceive the public as a simple dual time timepiece, however on the contrary, it not only has an appealing asymmetrical watch face, but it also has a very exciting and technologically advanced movement. As its name suggests, the Resonance adopts a pair of balance wheels that not only power the two-time zones displayed, but most astonishingly purpose is its ability to serve as an exciter and resonator that provides more inertia to the movement resulting in greater accuracy of time.

Like all early versions of F.P. Journe’s wristwatches, the present example features a clean brass movement with the case back engraved 291-02R, which indicates that this watch was made in the year 2002. Available in an exemplary condition, with an extraordinary dial with wonderful patina and all accessories provided, this Resonance is no doubt a very important example of its model.

F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
F.P. JOURNE | CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, AN EARLY PLATINUM DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND BRASS MOVEMENT, CIRCA 2002
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