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
November 9, 01:29 PM GMT
400,000 - 600,000 CHF
Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Égalité
A platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoir, power reserve indication and brass movement
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
Accessories: associated travel pouch, F.P. Journe warranty card, instruction manual, invoice and presentation case
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.