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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 258

    F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition dual time chronometer wristwatch with resonance-controlled twin independent movements and power reserve

    SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, CHRONOMÈTRE À RESONANCE, NO. 062/00R, SOUVERAIN COLLECTION MODEL, MANUFACTURED IN 2001

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    F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition dual time chronometer wristwatch with resonance-controlled twin independent movements and power reserve
    Signed F.P. Journe, Invenit et Fecit, Chronomètre à Resonance, No. 062/00R, Souverain Collection model, manufactured in 2001
    Cal. F.P. Journe 13''' ruthenium-plated movement consisting of two independent complete trains set on a single plate, 37 jewels, twin straight line lever escapements, twin beryllium 4-arm balances with 4 adjustable timing weights, the 18K pink gold dial covered with ruthenium, two engine-turned silvered dials with Arabic numerals, outer five minute divisions and subsidiary seconds, arch-shaped sector for the power reserve, in large circular case with winding crown at 12 o'clock, the seconds hands synchronised by the crown at 4 o'clock, downturned lugs, the glazed display back secured by six screws, 18K pink gold F.P. Journe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by F.P. Journe Guarantee dated 15 January 2001, operating instructions and original fitted wooden presentation box.

    François-Paul Journe was born in Marseille in 1957. He graduated from the Paris School of Watchmaking in 1976 and immediately joined forces with his uncle, a noted restorer of antique timepieces. Before creating his own complete line of wristwatches, Journe restored some of the world's most important historical timepieces, devised and built unique pocket watches to order and designed and made complications for prestigious watch brands. In 1996, Journe established a workshop in Geneva, designing and making watch mechanisms for other brands. Three years later, in 1999, he launched his own watches under the label "F.P. Journe Invenit et Fecit".

    The Chronomètre à Resonance model was launched in 2000, the only wristwatch in the world based on resonance, a natural physical phenomenon. The two balances are synchronised by means of the resonance effect and naturally beat alternately. The negative effects of wrist and body movements are hence considerably reduced.

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