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Tag: F. P. Journe

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    Sotheby’s Highlights Luxury Watches by François-Paul Journe and Rolex

    François-Paul Journe entered the watch industry as a clock restorer and later started his own company in 1999. His innovative approach to watchmaking led him to become one of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. An Automatique Lune Havana from François-Paul Journe is featured in the upcoming Fine Watches auction,…

    F. P. Journe Automatique Lune Havana AL2 A pink gold automatic wristwatch
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    Pre-owned watches from F.P. Journe, Piguet, A. Lange & Söhne, and Rolex in Sotheby’s first auction of 2021

    Sotheby’s first watches auction of 2021 will offer pre-owned pieces from Francois Paul Journe, Piguet, Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne, and Rolex. Leading the catalog is an Octa Calendrier Ruthenium platinum wristwatch with an annual calendar, retrograde date, and teardrop dial. The watch comes from F.P. Journe, a Swiss…

    F.p. Journe Octa Calendrier Ruthenium, A Limited Edition Platinum Annual Calendar Wristwatch With Retrograde Date, Circa 2004
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    Watches Online: The Essential Collection

    At the 2005 Baselworld Show, Patek Philippe launched ref. 5078—  a minute repeater watch— to update its ref. 3979. Its double-gong chiming mechanism marks the hours, quarter hours, and minutes. The ref. 5078 was initially offered in a platinum case with a white enamel dial, but in 2010, the brand…

    DE BETHUNE, KIND OF GOLD, TITANIUM & 18K ROSE GOLD, REF. DB28BRUS, LIMITED EDITION OF 10
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    Watches Online

    The 1970s quartz crisis—caused by cheap quartz watches produced by some Asian companies— particularly affected the Swiss watchmaking industry. At that time, Audemars Piguet challenged the market. The brand put its trust in Gerald Genta, an independent designer, to create a new style. Genta designed a steel sports watch with…

    Watches Online
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    RELEASE | Christie’s Announces Important Watches & American Icons and Watches Online x The Webster | December 2019

    (From left to right) PATEK PHILIPPE, Platinum Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeating Tourbillon Wristwatch with Breguet Numerals, Retrograde Date, and Moon Phases, Manufactured in 2007, Ref. 5016P, $400,000 - 600,000; RICHARD MILLE, Platinum Tonneau-shaped Tourbillon Spilt-Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch with Power Reserve and Torque Indication, circa 2008, RM008 AF PT / 27,…

    RELEASE | Christie’s Announces Important Watches & American Icons and Watches Online x The Webster | December 2019