Exceptional Horological Sale Celebrat...

Hotel Noga Hilton, Geneva, Apr 24, 2004

LOT 208

"Vagabondage" White gold "1974-1984" VAGABONDAGE "Vagabongage" is the name chosen by F.P. Journe, and suggested by the French collector Jean Aube, to express the wandering of the revolving frame, which captures the hour and keeps it, while continuing its journey around the dial, to indicate the minutes. Each watch is engraved with the words "pièce unique" and represents a decade of Antiquorum?s history. The Vagabondage watch, with its elegant "tonneau"-shaped case in three colors of gold, marks a departure for François-Paul Journe from his classic round style and cases of platinum. In addition to these three unique examples, a series of 66 watches in platinum will be available through F.P. Journe retailers, two pieces only being delivered to each boutique around the world. Thank you, Mr. François-Paul Journe VAGABONDAGE Technical Description

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Sold: CHF 63,250

C."Tortue", inclined lapidated bezel and lugs18K gold, sapphire crystal, front and back.Dim: 42 x 34 mm. Thickness: 6,5 mm.Dial:Black Arabic chapter ring, outer minute trackcentral aperture to view the balance.Revolving sapphire glass with luminous hour and minute-indicating frame.M.50-hour power reserve"Tonneau", 12???, rhodium-platedtwo barrels, 18 jewels, reverse straight line lever escapement,monometallic screw balanceFrequency: 3 Hz 21,600 Alt/hourself-compensating flat balance springBracelet: leather with 18K gold buckleAccompanied by box and certificate signed by F.P. Journe.

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Grading System
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The proceeds from the sale of lots 208,209, and 210, along with the buyer?s premium, will be entirely donated to the ICM, an international institute dedicated to research and the prevention of nervous system diseases. F. P. Journe Born in Marseille in March 1957, he entered watchmaking school at the age of 14 and later moved to Paris to continue his studies, obtaining his diploma within two years. Working with his uncle Michel Journe, a specialist in the restoration of antique clocks and watches, he was able to examine and restore objects dating from the beginning of mechanical horology to the present day. In 1985, he opened his own workshop and began making complicated watches of his own design for several international collectors. He joined the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, A.H. (c).I. in 1986 and began exhibiting regularly at the International Clock and Watch Fair of Basel. Established at present in Geneva, he created the company Montres Journe S.A., where he continues creating his elegant and exceptional complicated watches that have made him known the world over.