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F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Souverain Platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force device, dead beat seconds and power reserve indication Circa 2005 | F.P. Journe「Tourbillon Souverain」鉑金陀飛輪腕錶備恆動力裝置、跳秒功能及動力儲存顯示,年份約2005

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 CHF

Property of a Swiss private collector

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Souverain Platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force device, dead beat seconds and power reserve indication Circa 2005 | F.P. Journe「Tourbillon Souverain」鉑金陀飛輪腕錶備恆動力裝置、跳秒功能及動力儲存顯示,年份約2005

Tourbillon Souverain Platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force device, dead beat seconds and power reserve indication Circa 2005 | F.P. Journe「Tourbillon Souverain」鉑金陀飛輪腕錶備恆動力裝置、跳秒功能及動力儲存顯示,年份約2005

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 CHF

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Property of a Swiss private collector

F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Souverain

Platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force device, dead beat seconds and power reserve indication

Circa 2005

F.P. Journe「Tourbillon Souverain」鉑金陀飛輪腕錶備恆動力裝置、跳秒功能及動力儲存顯示,年份約2005


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 1403 manual winding, 26 jewels

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

Case number: 180-TN

Closure: F.P. Journe alligator strap and platinum buckle

Dimensions: 40 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: F.P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity and presentation case with outer packaging

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: in attractive condition with sharp edges and strong proportions. There are signs of wear visible with the naked eye, such as scratches and small dings.

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.


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."

Francois-Paul Journe began his career as a clock restorer in France. Ultimately, the talented watchmaker created his own manufacture in 1999. His innovative approach to watchmaking and great sense of design inevitably made Francois-Paul Journe one of the most acclaimed independent watchmakers and the only one to win the celebrated Aiguille d’Or prize three times.

One of the flagship models when he launched his brand was the Tourbillon Souverain. It was was the first wristwatch to incorporate a 'remontoir d'egalité', providing unrivaled accuracy with a mechanism that could regulate the uneven force delivered by the mainspring. Francois-Paul Journe would eventually introduce the present 'avec Seconde Morte' model in 2004, which furthermore incorporates a dead beat seconds system onto the already complicated movement, achieving a new level of technical prowess and aesthetic appeal.

When winding the watch, the seconds hand starts sweeping normally and once there is a power reserve of approximately 12 hours, it changes to the attractive dead beat seconds which beautifully complement the rotating tourbillon carriage. In order to preserve energy when running low, the seconds turn back to sweeping once the reserve falls short of 12 hours.

Honoured for the 'Aiguille d'or' award from the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in 2004, the present watch is offered in attractive condition and highly sought-after on the current market.