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Auction Ended
09/15/21
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Lot #1100

F.P. Journe Platinum Chronometre Resonance Early Ruthenium Dial

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Introduction

Perhaps the most Journe-esque timepiece, the Chronomètre a Resonance is a wonderful reminder of F.P. Journe's watchmaking credentials, as Francois-Paul himself is the one who cracked the code to unlock the code phenomenon of resonance in watchmaking in 1999. A truly marvelous achievement, Francois-Paul arranged two balance wheel assemblies so close to one another that they synchronized due to their frequencies aligning. These early Journe timepieces were pivotal in the brand's success, as without them, the brand would not have been financed. Featuring two subdials on either side of the dial to display two independent time-zones, with one power reserve indicator at 12 o'clock, the Chronomètre a Resonance is a beautifully symmetrical timepiece that is bursting full of horological history and heft, given its importance to the success of F.P. Journe as we know it today.

This particular example is from a limited edition of 99 pieces produced in the early 2000s, with a ruthenium dial and ruthenium coated brass movement.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Additional Tang Buckle

Est. value range

$100,000 – $150,000

The Details

Brand

F. P. Journe

Dimensions

40mm

Model

Chronometre Resonance

Movement

Mechanical Wind Caliber 1499

Reference

N/A

Bracelet

Crocodile Leather, Deployant

Year

2001

Condition

Very Good/ Excellent Condition

Material

Platinum

Included

Additional Tang Buckle

Dial Color

Ruthenium

THE DIAL

"Invenit et Fecit" is Latin for "Invented and Made". It is a recognizable hallmark inscribed on every FP Journe creation, expressing that each watch that leaves the atelier is a creation both conceived and manufactured by the brand.

THE MOVEMENT

With two balance wheels closely situated, FP Journe's caliber 1499 was the first successful commerical execution of a movement that demonstrated the theory of resonance. It is without a doubt, the most famous model to come out of the FP Journe atelier.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in very good to excellent original condition. Ruthenium dial has no imperfections. Case has minor surface scratches consistent with average wear. Most of of the scratches are along the bezel of the watch. Original strap has moderate signs of wear along the lining. It comes with both the platinum deployant buckle, as well as the original platinum tang buckle.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, an alternative leather strap to the existing exotic skin version, shall be provided.

Our Perspective

Part of the Ruthenium collection, this Resonance is one of a series of 99 pieces created at the tail end of the brass movement era. I've always prefered the original dial layout to the later versions, and with the frosted ruthenium dial and movement, this is by far my favorite execution of the most famous Journe creation.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1100

F.P. Journe Platinum Chronometre Resonance Early Ruthenium Dial

Sold

$352,000

Ended
09/15/21