Watchmaking artistry in one auction

Apr 29, 2023

Carefully curated by a single connoisseur over more than twenty years, this exceptional collection retraces the chronology of a ground-breaking independent watchmaker in the History of Haute Horlogerie: F.P.Journe.

The watchmaker F.P. Journe only founded his namesake business in 1999, making 95 per cent of its own components. It’s this devotion to craftsmanship, coupled with the fact that it creates fewer than 1,000 watches each year, that has made the brand highly sought after, representing the link between the golden age of horological science and contemporary watchmaking.

The Art of F.P.Journe live auction on May 12th at the Hotel des Bergues in Geneva presents a unique opportunity to acquire a timepiece by one of the most important independent watchmakers of our time, each one of the 40 timepieces is exceptional, a testament to Journe’s relentless pursuit of perfection.

“Watchmaking is like a long wall. What I have done is to bring one or two stones to the wall, which is already not bad as there are many others who have never done even that.” (F.P.Journe)

This collection of masterpieces; portable works of art-epitomises his ability to interpret and construct watch movements of incredible complexity, often with unique takes on historic complications, within the confines of a wristwatch: Tourbillon à Remontoir d’Egalité, Chronomètre à Résonance, Centigraphe… to name only a few of the most famous.

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