View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2093. Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite | A limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoire, power reserve indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2003 | Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite |  限量版鉑金陀飛輪腕錶,備恆動力裝置、動力儲備顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約 2003年製.
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F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite | A limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoire, power reserve indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2003 | Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite | 限量版鉑金陀飛輪腕錶,備恆動力裝置、動力儲備顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約 2003年製

Estimate:

2,800,000 to - 4,000,000 HKD

Property of a World Renowned Astute Collector

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite | A limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoire, power reserve indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2003 | Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite | 限量版鉑金陀飛輪腕錶,備恆動力裝置、動力儲備顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約 2003年製

Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite | A limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoire, power reserve indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2003 | Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite | 限量版鉑金陀飛輪腕錶,備恆動力裝置、動力儲備顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約 2003年製

Estimate:

2,800,000 to - 4,000,000 HKD

Lot sold:

4,032,000

HKD

Property of a World Renowned Astute Collector


F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite

A limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoire, power reserve indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2003

Tourbillon Remontoir d' Egalite 

限量版鉑金陀飛輪腕錶,備恆動力裝置、動力儲備顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約 2003年製


Dial: ruthenium

Calibre: cal. 1498 mechanical, 25 jewels

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

Case number: 28/99-01T

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

Size: 40 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: F.P. Journe Ceritificat, loupe, additional 18k white gold folding clasp, instruction manual, watch tool and presentation box

附帶證書、放大鏡、備用18k白金錶扣、說明書、腕錶工具及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly. The watch is in excellent overall condition with hardly any signs of wear to the case. The buckle is in excellent overall condition as well.


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."

To many watch collectors that favors modern contemporary pieces, the F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain is a staple piece that would represent the best of contemporary independent watchmaking. Officially commenced in 1999 as subscriptions pieces, the Tourbillon Sourverain have not only helped the brand to kickstart its iconic Souverain collection but have also furthered the brand’s reputation of forming exception timepieces.


With inspiration drawn from an early Breguet clock, the Tourbillon Sourverain would feature a remontoire (Constant Force Device) that helps provide an equal amount of energy to the tourbillon, thus resulting in a greater accuracy and amplitude.


Being immensely popular over the past 20 years, the Tourbillon Souverain have experienced many different face lifts. From the changes in its dial design to adding Deadbeat Seconds to its movement for later generations. The present watch is part of a highly sought after limited edition series and is numbered 28 of only 99 pieces ever made. This limited edition series was finished with ruthenium both on the dial and movement and represents the final stages of the brass movement production of Journe watches.