Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 249

F.P. JOURNE TOURBILLON SOUVERAIN, PLATINUM F.P. Journe, "Invenit et Fecit", "Remontoir d'Egalité - Tourbillon Souverain", No. 245-03T. Made in the 2000s. Very fine and rare, platinum chronometer wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and constant force remontoir, 42-hour power reserve indication and a platinum F.P. Journe buckle. Accompanied fitted box, guarantee and booklet.

CHF 42,000 - 55,000

USD 46,000 - 60,000 / EUR 35,000 - 45,000

Sold: CHF 74,500

C. Three-body, solid, polished, transparent case back with 6 screws, inverted bezel, concave lugs, winding crown engine-turned with "cordes de Marseille" pattern, sapphire crystals. D. 18K brushed yellow gold, subsidiary white guilloche dial with painted Arabic numerals secured to a brushed 18K white gold plate, apertures for the constant force remontoir at 6 and tourbillon regulator under a polished steel bridge at 9, power reserve indication at 12. Blued steel Journe hands. M. Cal. 1498, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 25 jewels, lateral lever escapement with one minute tourbillon regulator with "A"-shaped tourbillon frame and polished steel bridge, monometallic 4-arm balance with 4 timing weights, selfcompensating Breguet balance spring with Phillips terminal curve, constant-force remontoir with 18K gold wheel and blade spring, controlled by a spinning vane and armed once a second by the force of the mainspring, insuring a steady fl ow of power to the balance for a more constant rate. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm. Thickness: 10 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original