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F.P. JOURNE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE TANTALUM WRISTWATCH WITH METALLIC BLUE DIAL
F.P. JOURNE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE TANTALUM WRISTWATCH WITH METALLIC BLUE DIAL
F.P. JOURNE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE TANTALUM WRISTWATCH WITH METALLIC BLUE DIAL
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This watch offered for sale is pictured with strap… Read more F.P. JOURNECHRONOMETRE BLEU
F.P. JOURNE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE TANTALUM WRISTWATCH WITH METALLIC BLUE DIAL

SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, CHRONOMETRE BLEU MODEL, CIRCA 2015

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F.P. JOURNE. A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE TANTALUM WRISTWATCH WITH METALLIC BLUE DIAL
SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, CHRONOMETRE BLEU MODEL, CIRCA 2015
Movement: Manual
Dial: Metallic blue
Case: 39 mm. diam.
With: Tantalum F.P. Journe buckle
Special notice

This watch offered for sale is pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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Remi Guillemin Head of Department, Geneva

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Lot Essay

This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. The watch will be supplied with a calf leather strap.

The Chronometre Bleu, often simply shortened to “CB” by Journe aficionados, has become a cult classic in modern independent watchmaking due to its combination of unusual case material and highly distinctive dial.

Tantalum is a rare metal whose color is unlike any other. It is little used in horology because it is extremely difficult to work with. Requiring very high temperatures imposed upon it in order for it to be molded and used to ones specifications, once it has been carefully adapted it is extremely durable and ultra-resistant to corrosion.

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".

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