Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 248

F.P. JOURNE CHRONOMÈTRE À RÉSONANCE F.P. Journe, "Invenit et Fecit", "Chronomètre à Résonance", case No. 368- RN. Sold on March 26th, 2009. Very fine and rare, two time zone, 18K pink gold chronometer wristwatch with resonance controlled twin independent movements, 40-hour power-reserve indication and an 18K pink gold F.P. Journe buckle. Accompanied by the F.P. Journe fitted box, warranty and instruction manual.

CHF 25,000 - 36,000

USD 27,000 - 40,000 / EUR 20,000 - 30,000

Sold: CHF 47,500

C. Two-body, solid, polished, transparent case back with 6 screws, top and side crowns engine-turned in "cordes de Marseille" pattern, sapphire crystals. D. Twin subsidiary guilloche silver dials with concentric radial Arabic numerals for hours and minutes and the off-set seconds secured to a brushed 18K pink gold plate by 6 screws, up and down indication at 12. Blued steel Journe hands. M. Cal. F.P. Journe 1499-3 in 18K pink gold, fausses cotes decoration, twin independent complete trains set on a single plate, 36 jewels, twin straight-line lever escapements, twin beryllium 4-arm balances with 4 adjustable timing weights, shock absorbers, self-compensating free-sprung Invar balance springs. One of the escapements is mounted on a small platform pivoting around the second wheel by means of rack and pinion to adjust the distance between the 2 balances in order fi nding the most effi cient position for resonance synchronization. The crown at 4 synchronizes both seconds hands. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 9 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original