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Found: F.P. Journe’s Souscription Tourbillon #9, The Ninth Journe Ever, For Sale

Borrowing a page from A-L Breguet’s book, Francois-Paul Journe didn’t have the vital money to launch his own name back in 1998. In this way, much the same as Breguet did when modifying his own production after the French insurgency, Journe reached out to 20 existing customers and companions to request a down installment on a watch that would come later. It was the supports raised here that he would use to assemble 20 tourbillons in a 38 mm platinum case with rhodium-plated, metal development. The dial is the now amazing shimmering yellow gold, and these 20 Souscription watches include a number close to the customary two o’clock.

What does this mean precisely? It implies the watch seen here is truth be told the 10th wristwatch at any point made by F.P. Journe under his own name, and is important for the actual establishment of the brand that we know and love today. Its significance to Journe as well as present day free movers can not be exaggerated and its extraordinariness? Well, I can say without any wavering that this is the main I’ve at any point found in the metal, let alone available to be purchased. Phillips specialists Paul Boutros and Aurel Bacs agree.

On the back bezel, one can see the exceptionally significant “No 9” engraved by the crown, affirmation that this is undoubtedly one of the principal pieces at any point created by Journe. How cool is that?

These astonishing and early Journe tourbillons highlight a few characteristics that separate them from the somewhat later creation pieces, remembering diverse completing for the tourbillon connect, and the grain on the yellow gold dials. Phillips has this 10th historically speaking Journe tourbillon wristwatch at 80,000 CHF to 120,000 CHF, a little cost to pay for the principal Souscrption tourbillon to come available to be purchased freely (perhaps ever?). More subtleties here .