Chronomètre à Résonance | A platinum dual time zone wristwatch with power reserve indication and brass movement, Circa 2000 | F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance | 鉑金兩地時間腕錶備動力儲存顯示及黃銅機芯，約2000年製
June 15, 05:21 PM GMT
200,000 - 300,000 USD
Chronomètre à Résonance
A platinum dual time zone wristwatch with power reserve indication and brass movement, Circa 2000
F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance
Caliber: cal. 1499 mechanical brass movement
Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws
Case number: 72/01R
Closure: 18k white gold F.P. Journe folding buckle
Size: 38 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: F.P. Journe presentation box, International Warranty card dated September 10, 2000, and booklet
The Chronomètre à Resonance was launched by François Paul Journe in 2000 and was met by universal acclaim. The watch draws its inspiration from by Dutch mathematician Christiaan Hygens who circa 1665 observed two pendulum clocks in close proximity swinging in perfect duplicity. This was later refined by the renowned Abraham-Louis Breguet and perfected by Journe himself.
Much like the Tourbillon Souverain that was launched a year before in 1999, the Resonance was dressed in a platinum 38mm case and individually numbered on the case back. The silvered dial is lightly textured with two separate silver guilloché dials for the hours and minutes, with the two opposing dials also capable of displaying separate time zones. At 12 o’clock there is the 40hr power reserve indicator and at 6, the traditional Journe text of F.P Journe Invenit et Fecit, Latin for ‘Invented and Made’. Behind the dial is a rhodium plated brass manual wound cal. 1499 movement with 36 jewels.
The current watch, number 72/01R indicating its production year as 2001. The watch is presented in superb condition having never been polished and having only been worn on a handful of occasions. The shiny dial is beautiful and beginning to show so light signs of patination.
This example is coming to market for the very first time, consigned from a very important collector who purchased the watch new in 2001. The watch is accompanied by its original wooden display box, warranty card, and its original strap and buckle.