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F.P. Journe Acquires the 1,000 Book Library Of Famed Horological Historian Jean-Claude Sabrier

Above, François-Paul Journe

At the youthful age of 17, F.P. Journe met Jean-Claude Sabrier in Paris. Sabrier was one of the world’s preeminent horological specialists and students of history. Presumably, this gathering impacted Journe’s horological tries for quite a long time to come.

Sabrier was one of the world’s chief horological specialists. As per F. P. Journe:

“From 1960 to 1980 Jean-Claude Sabrier was an expert for the Musée des Arts et Techniques at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris, just as for the Evreux, Rouen, Toulouse, Tours, and Blois Museums and the Time Museum in Rockford, Illinois, USA. He was additionally a relating individual from the Scientific Council of the Institut l’homme et le temps.”

“Beginning in 1980, he and Hervé Chayette in Paris coordinated the initially specific deals of collectible horology. In 1988 he got one of the overseers of Antiquorum in Geneva, where he was the main master composing the indexes for sales of collectible watches, clocks, and controllers. In 1994, his book ‘La longitude en mer à l’heure de Louis Berthoud et Henri Motel’,  won a Naval Academy prize.”

Sabrier likewise functioned as an expert for the Swatch Group, gaining practical experience in notable and social legacy, was a horological creator as well:

“In 2006, Jean-Claude Sabrier and Georges Rigot co-composed the book “Steel Time”, about the gunmetal watches delivered somewhere in the range of 1850 and 1910, which portend the historical backdrop of present day wristwatches. In 2012, Jean-Claude Sabrier expressed “The Self-Winding Watch: eighteenth 21st Century”, distributed by the Cercle d’Art. The book offers a nitty gritty record of the examination done on instruments, creation methods, and materials, in the mission to accomplish flawlessness in a mechanical watch. He and his companion Georges Rigot were chipping away at another book about the souscription watch.”

Sabrier died in 2014, at the period of 76.