F.P.Journe. A Limited Edition Fine and Rare Tantalum Wristwatch
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F.P.Journe. A Limited Edition Fine and Rare Tantalum Wristwatch


F.P.Journe. A Limited Edition Fine and Rare Tantalum Wristwatch
Signed F.P.Journe, Invenit et Fecit, Chronomètre Bleu Byblos Model, No. 93/99, Manufactured in 2014
Cal. 1304 18k pink gold twin barrel mechanical movement, 22 jewels, 18k pink gold semi-skeletonized guilloché dial with Mediterranean blue chapter ring for hours, white Arabic numerals, outer minute track, white hands, subsidiary seconds, circular case, downturned lugs, sapphire crystal display back secured by five screws, F.P.Journe tantalum buckle, case, dial and movement signed
39mm diam.
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Lot Essay

Accompanied by an F. P.Journe Certificate confirming the present watch is number 93 in a limited edition of 99 examples and dated April 7th 2015. Further accompanied by an F.P.Journe presentation box, F.P.Journe polishing cloth and outer packaging.

F.P.Journe introduced the Chronomètre Bleu Byblos Model in 2014, in a limited number of only 99 examples. Made to commemorate the opening of the brand's 10th boutique-shop in Beirut, this unique timepiece was named after the city of Byblos, located on the Lebanese coast a few kilometers North of Beirut. Byblos was the cradle of Euro-Mediterranean civilization, being the worlds oldest Phoenician port and one of the most important commercial and cultural platforms of the region.

The present watch is made of tantalum, a rare but hard metal which is difficult to work with and sparsely used in horology, however it is used frequently in the medical field as it is extremely resistant to corrosion and wear. Adding to its allure, the visible 18k pink gold mechanical movement follows the traditional configuration of precision watches, with two barrels operating in parallel to provide uniform power, and represents the sun of the Orient set in a Mediterranean blue sky.

F.P.Journe collectors responded with great excitement upon the introduction of this reference.

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