F. P. Journe. A very fine and unusual platinum manual wind tourbillon wristwatch with rare dead seconds, rementoir and power reserve Dead Seconds Tourbillon, No.516-TN, Sold 5th April 2009

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F. P. Journe. A very fine and unusual platinum manual wind tourbillon wristwatch with rare dead seconds, rementoir and power reserve
Dead Seconds Tourbillon, No.516-TN, Sold 5th April 2009
Sold for £ 50,000 (US$ 65,793) inc. premium

Lot Details
F. P. Journe. A very fine and unusual platinum manual wind tourbillon wristwatch with rare dead seconds, rementoir and power reserve Dead Seconds Tourbillon, No.516-TN, Sold 5th April 2009 F. P. Journe. A very fine and unusual platinum manual wind tourbillon wristwatch with rare dead seconds, rementoir and power reserve Dead Seconds Tourbillon, No.516-TN, Sold 5th April 2009 F. P. Journe. A very fine and unusual platinum manual wind tourbillon wristwatch with rare dead seconds, rementoir and power reserve Dead Seconds Tourbillon, No.516-TN, Sold 5th April 2009
F. P. Journe. A very fine and unusual platinum manual wind tourbillon wristwatch with rare dead seconds, rementoir and power reserve
Dead Seconds Tourbillon, No.516-TN, Sold 5th April 2009
26-jewel Cal.1403 18K rose gold Geneva striped manual wind movement, skeletonised to reveal dead seconds mechanism, constant-force rementoir with blade spring providing constant energy to the tourbillon escapement, screwed ruthenium dial with polished steel frame for eccentric engine turned Arabic hours and minutes dial, blued steel F. P. Journe hands, subsidiary dial for dead beat seconds, aperture for one minute A-frame tourbillon with lever escapement, freesprung four-arm balance with eccentric regulation, self-compensating freesprung balance spring with Phillips terminal curve, power reserve sector for 42 hours, polished round case with exhibition back secured by 6 F. P. Journe screws, fitted black F. P. Journe leather strap with signed platinum buckle, together with fitted F.P. Journe box, outer card, Certificate of Origin, case, dial and movement signed
40mm.

Footnotes

  • In 1999, Francois-Paul Journe launched his FP Journe 'Invenit et Fecit' brand with the Tourbillon Souverain. This was the first model in the Souverain Collection to combine a remontoire with dead beat seconds in a tourbillon wristwatch. The addition of the 'dead beat seconds' provided a more accurate reading of precise time and supposedly made this mechanism, 'Invenit et Fecit', invented by Journe, the most accurate on the market.
    The French term for "independent seconds", "seconde morte" or "dead seconds" comes from the fact that the seconds hand remains motionless for as long as the second has not actually elapsed.

    As a descendant of the first model launched by Francois-Paul Journe in 1999, the Tourbillon Souverain is imbued with a sense of the founder's spirit. The original version of this watch was awarded the highest honor 'L'Aguille d'Or' at the 2004 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.
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