View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2151. Chronometre Bleu Byblos | A limited edition tantalum semi-skeletonised wristwatch, Circa 2014 | F.P. Journe | Chronometre Bleu Byblos | 限量版鉭金屬半鏤空腕錶,約2014年製.
2151

F.P. Journe

Chronometre Bleu Byblos | A limited edition tantalum semi-skeletonised wristwatch, Circa 2014 | F.P. Journe | Chronometre Bleu Byblos | 限量版鉭金屬半鏤空腕錶,約2014年製

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Chronometre Bleu Byblos | A limited edition tantalum semi-skeletonised wristwatch, Circa 2014 | F.P. Journe | Chronometre Bleu Byblos | 限量版鉭金屬半鏤空腕錶,約2014年製

Chronometre Bleu Byblos | A limited edition tantalum semi-skeletonised wristwatch, Circa 2014 | F.P. Journe | Chronometre Bleu Byblos | 限量版鉭金屬半鏤空腕錶,約2014年製

F.P. Journe

Chronometre Bleu Byblos

A limited edition tantalum semi-skeletonised wristwatch, Circa 2014

F.P. Journe

Chronometre Bleu Byblos

限量版鉭金屬半鏤空腕錶,約2014年製


Dial: blue semi-skeletonised  

Calibre: cal. 1304 mechanical, 22 jewels

Case: tantalum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 5 screws

Case number: limited edition 76/99 - Byblos

Closure: orange F.P. Journe alligator strap and tantalum buckle

Size: 40 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: F.P. Journe Certificat, additional beige leather strap, instruction manual and presentation box

附帶證書、備用米色皮帶、說明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The bezel with minor surface wear at places. The band is in good overall condition with light surface wear at places, particularly at 4 o'clock. The case back with minor signs of wear visible with a loupe. Otherwise the watch is in very good overall condition with normal signs of daily wear. The folding clasp with signs of wear visible to the naked eye.


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 Chronometre Bleu Byblos is a collection that was inspired by and named after the ancient and beautiful city of Byblos located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea of Lebanon. Produced in 2014 and in a limited series of 99 examples, the chronometer is an eccentric display of François-Paul’s aesthetic prowess in design and watchmaking. Mimicking the sun of a Mediterranean blue sky, the dial portrays a guilloche decorated pink gold movement underneath a blue cut-out chapter ring dial and subsidiary seconds ring. 


Aesthetically brilliant and unique in every possible way, the Blue Byblos is a discrete and fascinating example of Journe’s creations since 1999.