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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 321

F.P. JOURNE CHRONOMETRE BLUE TANTALUM F.P. Journe, "Invenit et Fecit," Chronomètre Blue, No. 136-CB. Sold on November 26th, 2010. Very fine and rare, tantalum Chronometer wristwatch with 56-hour power reserve and a tantalum F.P. Journe buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.

Three-body, solid, polished, concave lugs, transparent case back with 5 screws, sapphire crystals. Metallic blue with painted radial Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. White painted Journe hands. Cal. F.P. Journe 1304 in 18K pink gold, fausses cotes, engine turned and guilloché decoration, 22 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic 4-arm balance adjusted to 6 positions with 4 eccentric timing weights, shock absorber, self compensating free sprung fl at balance spring, twin barrels, gold wheel train. Dial, case and movement signed.

USD 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 115,000 - 155,000 / CHF 14,500 - 19,000

Sold: USD 22,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

DIAM. 39 mm. THICKNESS 8.6 mm.