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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 160

    F.P. Journe. A very fine platinum automatic flyback chronograph wristwatch with date


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    F.P. Journe. A very fine platinum automatic flyback chronograph wristwatch with date
    Signed F.P. Journe, Invenit et fecit, Octa Chrono model, case no. 004-05C, circa 2005
    Cal. 1300-2 18K pink gold automatic jewelled movement, silvered dial, eccentric engine-turned subsidiary dial for time, Arabic numerals, outer fifth of a second combined with five minutes divisions, two engine-turned subsidiary dials for 60 minutes register and constant seconds, window for date, circular case, engraved glazed display back secured by six screws, two chronograph buttons in the band, platinum F.P. Journe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.

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    Pre-Lot Text


    Post Lot Text

    These two wristwatches are attractive examples from the workshop of one of the most acclaimed contemporary independent watchmakers: F. P. Journe.

    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”.