The Barbier-Muellers are most famous for their eponymous museum of tribal and primitive art, which gathers a world class collection of over 7,000 pieces. Stéphane Barbier-Mueller himself has a longstanding relationship with François-Paul Journe, both as a collector and also as one of the company’s directors, hence the inception of the Barbier-Mueller Mosaïque. The prototype was sold at the Only Watch in 2017, raising funds for charity, with this example being one of the ten pieces from the series. It is believed to be the only timepiece created by François-Paul Journe, since the inception of his brand, which bears someone else's name, speaking to the strength of the bond between himself and the Barbier-Mueller family.