• Lot 20

    F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare platinum dual time chronometer wristwatch with resonance-controlled twin independent gear-trains movement and power reserve

    SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, CHRONOMETRE A RESONANCE, NO. 368-04R, CIRCA 2001

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    F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare platinum dual time chronometer wristwatch with resonance-controlled twin independent gear-trains movement and power reserve
    Signed F.P. Journe, Invenit et Fecit, Chronometre A Resonance, No. 368-04R, circa 2001
    Cal. 1499-2 nickel-finished lever movement consisting of two independent gear-trains set on a single plate, 37 jewels, twin mono-metallic four-arm balances with four inertia adjustments, 18K white gold dial, Arabic numerals on two off-centred silvered engine-turned time displays and subsidiary seconds, blued steel "Journe" hands, fan-shaped power reserve sector, large circular case, winding crown at 12 o'clock, seconds hands synchronized by the crown at 4 o'clock, glazed display back secured by six screws, platinum F.P. Journe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    With F.P. Journe unsigned warranty card, manual, polishing cloth, sales tag, original fitted veneered presentation box and outer packaging.

    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 synchronized by means of the resonance effect and naturally beat alternately. The negative effects of wrist and body movements are hence considerably reduced.

    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".

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