CIRCA: 2004
CASE MATERIAL: 18k rose gold
DIAMETER: 38 mm.
DIAL: gold dial with guilloche sub-dial indicating hours and minutes
MOVEMENT: Cal. L-1498, manual-winding, brass
FUNCTIONS: Time, remontoir d’ egalite, tourbillon
BUCKLE: 18k gold pin buckle
WITH: Original warranty card confirming the sale of the watch in November 2008

Ψ This endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap
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Since 2005 F. P. Journe’s timepieces are made of 18k gold movements but early models made between 2001 and 2004 featured movements made from brass. It is estimated that only around 2,000 timepieces were fitted with brass movements and as a result are more collectible and are significant for an epoch in the watchmaker’s career.

The Tourbillon Souverain launched F. P. Journe’s illustrious career in 1999. It was the first wristwatch to combine a remontoire d’égalité (a constant force device that ensures a consistent supply of power from the mainspring to the escapement) with a tourbillon and established F. P. Journe's status as a technical and design genius.

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