With this watch, F.P.Journe refused to stay on a beaten track: for the first time, it developed a model that was not round, featured a flat Tortue-shaped case as well as a dial without the brand’s signature.
Presented in three different versions - rose, white and yellow gold - this limited edition timekeeper was sold at Geneva Charity auction for three times its value. A true shaker of the horological world, the collection described had a worthy successor in a new platinum line, issued in a limited series of 69 units. Each piece housed an 18K rose gold movement. This edition was snatched up without publicity of any kind.
Thus, for quite some time, the company kept watch enthusiasts and collectors wondering what secrets a second "chapter" would reveal. The long expectations were fully justified: the latest F.P.Journe watch boggles the public’s imagination with its appealing dial, which captures the time in an unusual manner.
It displays the jumping hours and minutes as well as small seconds, ticking away in a counter at 6 o’clock. The power reserve indicator is found at 12 o’clock.
Shielded by a smoked sapphire crystal, the dial of the new Vagabondage II watch opens the view to a hand-wound mechanical movement, rendered in 18K rose gold. This caliber runs at the rate of 21,600 variations per hour and provides a 40-hour power reserve.
The entire mechanism is enclosed in a breathtaking case, crafted from platinum or 18K red gold. It features the dimensions of 37.5 mm x 45 mm. The water-resistance of the timepiece is assured down to 30 meters.
The new F.P.Journe watch is accompanied by a black leather strap, fitted with a folding buckle. The production of the model presented has been limited to 69 pieces for the platinum version and 68 pieces for the 18K red gold interpretation.