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F.P. Journe

Vagabondage II | A limited edition platinum semi-skeletonized wristwatch with digital time display and power reserve indication, Circa 2011 | Vagabondage II | 限量版鉑金半鏤空腕錶,備跳字及動力儲備顯示,約2011年製

Estimate:

650,000 to - 800,000 HKD

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Vagabondage II | A limited edition platinum semi-skeletonized wristwatch with digital time display and power reserve indication, Circa 2011 | Vagabondage II | 限量版鉑金半鏤空腕錶,備跳字及動力儲備顯示,約2011年製

Vagabondage II | A limited edition platinum semi-skeletonized wristwatch with digital time display and power reserve indication, Circa 2011 | Vagabondage II | 限量版鉑金半鏤空腕錶,備跳字及動力儲備顯示,約2011年製

Estimate:

650,000 to - 800,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,890,000

HKD

F.P. Journe

Vagabondage II

A limited edition platinum semi-skeletonized wristwatch with digital time display and power reserve indication, Circa 2011

Vagabondage II

限量版鉑金半鏤空腕錶,備跳字及動力儲備顯示,約2011年製


Dial: semi-skeletonized

Calibre: cal. 1509 mechanical, 31 jewels

Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws

Case number: 28/69-VII

Closure: black F.P. Journe alligator strap and platinum folding clasp

Size: 37 mm length x 38 mm width

Signed: case and movement

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

附帶證書、說明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case with minor surface wear throughout, hardly visible with the naked eyes. The case back with minor wear. Otherwise the watch is in very good overall 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."

The Vagabondage series of tortue wristwatches is certainly a departure from what can usually be expected from the now famed independent watchmaker, F.P. Journe. Aside from the atypical shape which can only be seen on either the Vagabondage or Elegante series of quartz watches, this 3 part series of watches all feature the whimsical and highly technical jumping complication, with each installment utilizing the complication in a different way, with the present watch representing the most classic version, jumping hours and minutes.


The history of the Vagabondage originates far beyond the actual creation of the timepiece. In 1995, even before the establishment of the F.P. Journe brand, Francoise Paul Journe was approached by a client who requested a wandering hours wristwatch. Interested and indeed intrigued, Journe partnered with a major watch brand to realize this project, though the brand ultimately rejected the idea after the prototype phase. It was not until just prior to 2004 when the idea was once again presented to Journe, who agreed to use the previous prototype to produce a series of wristwatches. Thus, the hugely successful Vagabondage line of wristwatches came to be. 


Introduced in 2010, the present wristwatch was part of the second execution of the Vagabondage. The watch improved on the first series by adding jumping minutes to the original jumping hours complication, resulting in a truly digital time display that is very rare in the world of haute horology. Limited to 69 pieces in platinum, this Vagabondage II wristwatch not only features a rare and interesting complication, but also stands as a truly remarkable and unusual reference produced by one of the hottest independents of the current generation.