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F. P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain SOUSCRIPTION NUMBER 2 / 20 !! (41116)

F.P Journe Souscription Tourbillon Souverain #2!, As part of initial production, this piece is the second tourbillon made and sold by Francois-Paul Journe, each piece is numbered on the dial out of the original 20 and were offered to friends and clients in order to raise capital for his new manufacture, arguably the most important and iconic of all of the FP Journe watches ever made, the 950 platinum case on a strap with a matching 950 platinum buckle, the watch was seldom worn by the original owner and is accompanied by the original factory strap, the case is in excellent condition and displays the shallow hand engravings on the caseback that were a hallmark of these early watches, legendary manual wind Brass F.P. Journe caliber 1498 movement, 18k yellow gold dial with exposed tourbillon is original and has developed a rich beautiful patina, the dial has a very charming "shimmer" in the light, guilloche silver subdial for hours and minutes featuring Journe's stylized Arabic numerals, blued hands, 42-hour power reserve with indicator at 12 o'clock, serial number on the dial (the only pieces from FP Journe to ever be numbered on the dial), diameter: 38mm, thickness: 8.8mm, circa 1999, Exceptional original condition with Original FP Journe Box. An outstanding piece of FP Journe history coming directly from the original owner. (41116)


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This is a 1999 950 platinum F.P Journe Tourbillon Souverain #2. It was the second example completed. It has an alligator leather strap with an FPJ stainless steel tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has a pull out "rope-rim" winding crown with an exhibition sapphire display case back secured with 6 screws, and it's engraved with "F.P. JOURNE-TOURBILLON SOUVERAIN-ACIER-INVENIT ET FECIT (Created and made)," several hallmarks, and a serial number, with shallow hand engravings that were indicative of these early watches The 38mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and angled concave bezel, are polished. The dial is grainy 18k yellow gold, with the exposed Tourbillon cage at 9 o'clock, the Remontoir d'Egalite (the constant force energy mechanism) is at 6 o'clock, and the 42-hour power reserve arc is at 12 o'clock with a blued indicator hand. There is a recessed silver subsidiary "gasket-style" dial with a guilloche center for the time, blued dart hands, and black Arabic numeral hour markers, with a black 60-minute railroad-style scale and Arabic numerals every 5-minutes. It's water resistant, and the 8.8mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This F.P Journe Souscription Tourbillon Souverain #2 has a mechanical manual winding brass F.P. Journe caliber 1498 movement. It's constructed with 25 jewels, cotes de Glashutte ribbing embellishment, an Incabloc anti-shock device, and a lightly engraved case back. It has a monometallic balance, a lateral lever escapement, a Gyromax balance with 4 timing weights, and a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve. The constant force remontoir with an 18K gold wheel and blade spring is controlled by a spinning vane that's armed once a second by the force of the mainspring, insuring a steady flow of power to the balance. The mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz). The F.P Journe Souscription Tourbillon Souverain #2 was released in 1999, (there were between 280 and 350 Toubillon Remontoir d'Egalite watches made in that 4-year period). It is the most important and iconic of all of the FP Journe watches ever made, and the serial number is on the dial of the 20 earliest productions (the only pieces from FP Journe to ever be numbered on the dial), of which this is number 2. These watches were offered to Journe's friends and clients in order to raise capital for his new manufacture. It was purchased from the original owner.

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