F.P. JOURNE | CENTIGRAPHE SOUVERAIN, REF CTS TITANIUM CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 2019
Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 CHF
Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 CHF
CENTIGRAPHE SOUVERAIN, REF CTS
TITANIUM CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET
Calibre: cal. 1506 manual winding, 50 jewels
Case: titanium, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws
Case number: 403
Closure: titanium F.P. Journe bracelet and double-folding clasp
Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 205 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: F.P. Journe warranty card dated April 2019, polishing cloth and presentation case
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MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph working.
CASE: in great condition with crisp engravings on the back. There is absolutely minimal surface wear visible with the naked eye when very closely examining the case, as it appears like the watch was never regularly worn. The bracelet is in great condition with barely any visible signs of use.
DIAL: in great 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.
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Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
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 but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
The original Centigraphe Souverain was first produced in aluminium for a short period of time between 2011 and 2014 and marked the launch of the 'LineSport' collection, which encompassed watches of an astounding lightness thought and conceived specifically for proficient sporting activities.
On 27 May 2012 the Centigraphe Sport participated in its first official motor sport race, the Indy500, on Jean Alesi's wrist and its colors were emblazoned on the black and gold Lotus Dallara. The mechanical movement of the watch indicates elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials with red time scales.
The present lot, while slightly heavier than the aluminium version, is still extremely light thanks to its titanium case and bracelet. Sotheby's is further excited to offer this piece from 2019 in like new condition with warranty card and presentation case.