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F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité A platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoir, power reserve indication and brass movement Circa 2003 | F.P. Journe | Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité 鉑金陀飛輪腕錶備恆動力裝置、動力儲存顯示及黃銅機芯,製作年份約 2003

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité A platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoir, power reserve indication and brass movement Circa 2003 | F.P. Journe | Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité 鉑金陀飛輪腕錶備恆動力裝置、動力儲存顯示及黃銅機芯,製作年份約 2003

Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité A platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoir, power reserve indication and brass movement Circa 2003 | F.P. Journe | Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité 鉑金陀飛輪腕錶備恆動力裝置、動力儲存顯示及黃銅機芯,製作年份約 2003

F.P. Journe


Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité 

A platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoir, power reserve indication and brass movement  

Circa 2003


F.P. Journe

Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité 鉑金陀飛輪腕錶備恆動力裝置、動力儲存顯示及黃銅機芯,製作年份約 2003


Dial: pink gold

Calibre: cal. 1498 manual winding, 25 jewels 

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

Case number: 242-03T

Closure: F.P Journe alligator strap and platinum buckle

Size: 38 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: associated travel pouch, F.P. Journe warranty card, instruction manual, invoice and presentation case

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging.

CASE: is in very good condition. It presents some light surface scratches. There are some fine scratches under the lugs.

DIAL: is in very good condition. It presents a barely visible spot at 5 o'clock.


"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."

François-Paul Journe can be considered as one of the most influential watchmakers in recent times. He brilliantly succeeded to blend classical watchmaking with his own eclectic vision, through his very distinctive design and watchmaking savoir-faire.

The Tourbillon was at the very core of F.P. Journe’s genesis and inspiration. At only 25 years old he realised his first watch, little surprise it included a tourbillon and on top of it a detent escapement.

The F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain is a landmark in contemporary independent watchmaking. Designed by Francois-Paul Journe in 1999 to begin his venture with his own brand, the creation of this model was an immediate success as it not only harnesses a highly complicated Tourbillon movement, but it was also the first and only wristwatch to feature a remontoir mechanism (constant force device). The combination of both mechanisms allows energy within the watch to be evenly dispersed along the multiple gears from beginning to end. The watch has immediately become a staple piece for F.P. Journe and has won them many horological awards.

Collectors were able to identify four significant series of the model. The present watch would be considered the fourth generation, which can mainly be identified with its smaller dial screws and pronounced case back engravings. In recent years the market has shown a great appreciation for F.P. Journe’s earlier rhodium-plated brass movements. The current watch offered is in very good overall condition and accompanied by its original certificate and presentation box.