F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare platinum manual wind tourbillon chronometer wristwatch with power reserve indicationTourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Egalité avec Seconde Morte, No.008-04TN, Circa 2008
Lot 1135
F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare platinum manual wind tourbillon chronometer wristwatch with power reserve indicationTourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Egalité avec Seconde Morte, No.008-04TN, Circa 2008
Sold for HK$ 608,000 (US$ 78,449) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare platinum manual wind tourbillon chronometer wristwatch with power reserve indication
Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Egalité avec Seconde Morte, No.008-04TN, Circa 2008
26-jewel Cal.1403, lateral lever escapement, one-minute tourbillon regulator with A-shaped tourbillon frame, four-arm balance with inertia blocks, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring with Phillips terminal curve, constant-force remontoir with blade spring providing constant energy to the tourbillon escapement, screwed ruthenium dial, eccentric engine turned Arabic hours and minutes dial, blued steel hands, subsidiary dial for dead beat seconds, power reserve indicator for 42 hours, polished case with screwed exhibition case back, rounded bezel, engine turned winding crown with 'cordes de Marseille' pattern, fitted leather strap with platinum F.P. Journe buckle, together with spare maker's leather strap, fitted box, certificate and instruction manual, case, dial and movement signed
40mm.

Footnotes

  • F.P. Journe 罕有鉑金男裝手動上弦陀飛輪精密計時腕錶 具動力儲備顯示 約2008年

    The Tourbillon Souverain produced from 1999 to 2003, is venerated as one of F.P. Journe's horologic masterpieces. This reference was presented with the prestigious 'Aiguille d'Or' in the 2004 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix and the Men's Model Watch of the Year 2004 by the World Photo Press (WPP). It is distinguished by its micro-engineering finesse that constitutes a one minute tourbillon with a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring with Phillips terminal curve and constant force remontoir. The remontoir provides a constant force to the balance, equalizing the mainspring's varying power, hence allowing for increasing precision regardless of whether the watch is fully wound or not. Moreover, the inclusion of a blade spring, controlled by a spinning vane, is fueled every second by the force of the mainspring, ensuring a steady flow of power to the balance at a more constant rate and at the same time controlling the progression of the highly accurate dead beat seconds hand.
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