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F.P. Journe

Chronomètre à Résonance Platinum dual time zone wristwatch with power reserve indication Circa 2005 | 「Chronomètre à Résonance」鉑金兩地時間腕錶備動力儲存顯示,約2005年製

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

200,000 - 250,000 CHF

Property of a private collector

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Chronomètre à Résonance Platinum dual time zone wristwatch with power reserve indication Circa 2005 | 「Chronomètre à Résonance」鉑金兩地時間腕錶備動力儲存顯示,約2005年製

Chronomètre à Résonance Platinum dual time zone wristwatch with power reserve indication Circa 2005 | 「Chronomètre à Résonance」鉑金兩地時間腕錶備動力儲存顯示,約2005年製

Estimate:

200,000 - 250,000 CHF

Lot sold:

277,200

CHF

Property of a private collector


F. P. Journe


Chronomètre à Résonance

Platinum dual time zone wristwatch with power reserve indication

Circa 2005


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 1499.2 manual winding, 36 jewels 

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

Case number: 195-RN  

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

Dimensions: 40 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes  

Papers: yes

Accessories: F.P. Journe warranty card, instruction manual and presentation case with outer packaging

MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing.

CASE: is in very good and attractive condition with razor sharp edges and crisp engravings on the back. There are some light signs of wear visible with the naked eye when closely examining the case, such as fine scratches and minute pinhead dings.

DIAL: in very good and attractive condition. There are minute surface blemishes when very closely examining the dial.


"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. Staying true to his ‘Invenit et Fecit’ philosophy, that is ‘Invented and Made’, the Resonance has left an indelible mark on haute horology with its rigorous craftsmanship since its launch in the year 2000.

At a first glance the Resonance may deceive the public as a simple dual time watch. However, on the contrary, it not only has an appealing 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 serve together as exciter and resonator which provides more inertia to the movement and results in greater accuracy of time. Abraham-Louis Breguet was the first to discover the principles of 'resonance'. Breguet's resonance watches introduced two independent movements within the same case and in so doing, Breguet was able to demonstrate that the balances became regulated by the 'resonance' phenomenon, oscillating exactly in step with one another.

The present watch is offered in very attractive condition with razor sharp edges and beautiful proportions. It comes further as a complete set with warranty card and presentation case with outer packaging.