F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain Platinum Guilloche Dial

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  • Condition: Excellent
  • Model: Chronometre Souverain
  • Movement: Manual Wind
  • Strap Length: Adjustable
  • Scope: Box & Papers
  • Year: 2020
  • Case Width: 40mm
  • Listing ID: SD027419
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This watch is in excellent condition, with light marks only.

Watch comes with box, outer box, spare original strap, draw string bag, dust cloth, printed dust cloth, wallet, USB user manual and guarantee card.

The F.P. Journe Chronometre Souverain is the brand's 'flagship' dress watch, being produced in a multitude of variants. When it was first released in 2005, it immediately won the 'Men's Watch' Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Geneve (the Oscars of watchmaking) for its combination of aesthetics and chronometric excellence.

Its design is classic F.P. Journe, with his signature hands and numerals present on the dial. The elegant 'teardrops' are virtually unique to Journe, and evoke the maximalist designs of the Art Nouveau movement. There are two variations on the dial - one with pained numerals and a guilloche surface, and another one with a solid gold dial and applied numerals.

The movement is fashioned from solid rose gold - a highly unusual move, but undeniably luxurious. The twin barrels create a pleasing symmetry, and combined with the seemingly-floating balance, makes for a visually stunning movement.

FP JOURNE

There is no single watch brand more emblematic of the modern independent watchmaker than Francois-Paul Journe. Starting out working in his uncle's watch repair workshop, Journe cut his teeth on restoring antique tourbillons and after only five years, created his own. His first works included a series of clocks for Asprey, as well as piece uniques and commissions which featured mind-bendingly complex complications like the remontoire and planetariums.

By the mid-1990s, Journe had tired of trying to get major brands to credit him properly for his work and decided to start his own company. His "souscription" watches, named after how his customers would pay a substantial deposit before receiving the watch, helped fund the venture. His first watches were both highly complex, being the tourbillon and the resonance systems. Even the third, a humble time-and-date with a power reserve, was designed to accept complications without increasing the movement's thickness.

Today, Journe is perhaps best well known for balancing his formidable watchmaking with an easily-overlooked ability to design watches that look both aesthetically unique and pleasing. Although a few years ago FP Journe as only known to the most fanatical of watch lovers as a criminally underrated brand, today that is no longer the case. As independent watchmakers become increasingly well-known, there's no doubt that the brand will continue its meteoric rise into the annals of watchmaking history.
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