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F. P. Journe

Centigraphe Souverain Pink gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 2019 | F. P. Journe |「Centigraphe Souverain」粉紅金計時腕錶,年份約2019

F. P. Journe

F. P. Journe

Centigraphe Souverain Pink gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 2019 | F. P. Journe |「Centigraphe Souverain」粉紅金計時腕錶,年份約2019

Centigraphe Souverain Pink gold chronograph wristwatch Circa 2019 | F. P. Journe |「Centigraphe Souverain」粉紅金計時腕錶,年份約2019

F. P. Journe


Centigraphe Souverain

Pink gold chronograph wristwatch 

Circa 2019


F. P. Journe

「Centigraphe Souverain」粉紅金計時腕錶,年份約2019


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 1506 manual winding, 50 jewels

Case: 18k pink gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws

Case number: 424-CT

Closure: 18k pink gold F.P. Journe buckle

Dimensions: 40.5 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: F.P. Journe warranty card, USB key with instruction manual, leather cardholder, polishing cloth and presentation case with outer packaging

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The chronograph is functioning.

CASE: is in good condition. It presents some surface scratches and some minute dents.

DIAL: is in great condition.


"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."

In 2008, Francois-Paul Journe won his third 'Aiguille d’Or prize' with his innovative Centigraphe Souverain creation. The ingenious mechanism indicates elapsed time from one 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on three dials, and in the process a patent was granted to protect his invention.


The development of this mechanical wonder began when Francois-Paul Journe met Jean Todt, former executive director of Scuderia Ferrari, the Ferrari company's Formula One constructor through the ICM Foundation (Institute of medical research to help fight brain and spinal cord diseases). During the course of their meetings they discussed the ideal chronograph for the world of car racing. Journe said "there was nothing serious enough in mechanical horology to time today’s racing cars to the 100th of a second.” After three years working on his idea he finally presented the Centigraphe Souverain, giving Jean Todt all the credit for the inspiration.


The present example in pink gold with silver dial is well-preserved and further offered as a full set with its original warranty card and presentation case.