Christie’s To Host the Largest F.P. Journe Watch Auction This May
Featuring rare pieces such as the platinum and jade-dialed Tourbillon Souverain.
Christie’s is gearing up for The Art of F.P.Journe, the largest thematic auction for the independent horologer. Taking place in Geneva this spring, the auction house will be presenting a collection of 40 timepieces spanning emblematic references, as well as rare, and special editions.
Among the impressive ensemble of timekeeping offerings, one of the main highlights is a platinum Tourbillon Souverain with a superb jade dial. Touted as a “truly magnificent timepiece,” only a few were made with such previous materiality, which adds to its uniqueness and rarity. Also encased in platinum is the highly exclusive Octa Calendrier, starring a black mother-of-pearl dial. This is a rare timekeeper to see at an auction, as only 15 pieces were made for Singaporean retailer, Sincere Fine Watches.
An early 2000 example of the ‘Pré-Souscription’ platinum Chronomètre à Résonance, as well as a 2010 Centigraphe Souverain platinum ergonomic chronograph featuring an iconic “Ferrari red dial” will also be included in the lot. Other noteworthy pieces to look out for are a green dialed Chronomètre Souverain made in auguration to F.P. Journe’s first Dubai boutique opening, and an ultra-light titanium Octa LineSport in a deep blue dial.
Remi Guillemin, Head of Europe Watches for Christie’s states says “The Art of F.P. Journe will be a historic sale, a must-attend event, and we look forward to bringing together collectors from around the globe to celebrate these iconic timepieces by a modern watchmaking genius.”
The Art of F.P. Journe live auction will take place on May 12 in Geneva’s Four Season Hotel des Bergues. For more information, visit Christie’s official website.
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