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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 61

    F.P. Journe. A very fine and very rare platinum tourbillon special edition wristwatch with constant force winding, power reserve, deadbeat second, box and certificate

    SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, REMONTOIR D'EGALITÉ AVEC SECONDE MORTE, TOURBILLON SOUVERAIN, BLACK LABEL MODEL, NO. 680-TN, CIRCA 2011

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    F.P. Journe. A very fine and very rare platinum tourbillon special edition wristwatch with constant force winding, power reserve, deadbeat second, box and certificate
    Signed F.P. Journe, Invenit et Fecit, Remontoir d'Egalité avec Seconde Morte, Tourbillon Souverain, Black Label model, no. 680-TN, circa 2011
    MOVEMENT: manual, Cal. 1403, 18K pink gold, 26 jewels, visible one minute tourbillon carriage
    DIAL: eccentric engine-turned silvered dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel "Journe" hands, screwed onto the matte black dial plate, fan-shaped power reserve display, subsidiary dial for the dead-beat second
    CASE: large circular, glazed display back secured by six screws, 40 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    STRAP/BUCKLE: platinum F.P. Journe bracelet, 18K white gold F.P. Journe deployant clasp, overall length of the bracelet approx. 190 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: F.P. Journe certificate of origin dated 2016, presentation box with outer packaging, instruction manual and polishing cloth.


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    In 2011, Francois Paul Journe created the very exclusive "Black Label" line, available in Geneva, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Boca Raton. The name "Black Label" refers to the black colour of the dial. Each boutique could order a maximum of only 12 pieces per year from among the Tourbillon Souverain, Chronomètre à Résonance, Chronomètre Souverain, Octa Réserve de Marche, Octa Calendrier, Octa Lune and Octa Automatique, but could only sell a maximum of two pieces per model. Prospective buyers of the Tourbillon Souverain model were required to be personally approved by Mr. Journe himself. To the best of our knowledge the present watch is only the second example of an F.P. Journe Black Label Tourbillon Souverain to be offered at auction.

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    Please note the present lot is offered with a certificate of origin dated 2016 and not a certificate of authenticity card as stated in the printed catalogue.


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