F. P. Journe Tourbillon Historique |T-30| rose gold & silver

Limited Edition of 99

Regular price £77,500
The Historical Anniversary Tourbillon (Ref. T30) is a celebration of François-Paul Journe’s watchmaking philosophy; to design and manufacture timeless watches that will still function 200 years later, much like his immediate works after graduating, restoring 18th and 19th century marine chronometers and pocket-watches. 

It was over 30 years ago that F. P Journe’s name first adorned the dial of a watch. It was a handmade, tourbillon pocket-watch in the style of Breguet, inspired by the late George Daniels. This example, the Tourbillon Historique, was created as a homage to François-Paul Journe’s very first watch. Introduced in 2013, the Tourbillon Historique was a limited series of 99 pieces, sold directly to F. P Journe’s most loyal clients.

In the design, Monsieur Journe used familiar pieces from the original pocket watch. The dial exhibits a fine, granular surface with lacquer-filled, engraved Roman numerals and markings.

The central-time dial displays a railway-style minute track, with a smaller running-seconds subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock. The hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds are vertically displayed, with the words ‘F. P Journe’ and ‘Invenit et Fecit’ inscribed either side of the two dials (Latin for “Invented and Made”) in classic F. P Journe style - a nod to signing conventions of a century ago. The latter replaces “A. Paris”, featured on the original pocket watch.

Sized at a contemporary 40mm, this rose gold and guilloché silver Historical Anniversary Tourbillion features a rounded bezel, thin lugs and the manufactures' signature ‘flat crown’ with a rope-like pattern. The entire watch is polished and mirror-finished, while the crown itself is engraved. The combination of silver and gold is unique amongst contemporary case-making, taking inspiration from Journe’s first pocket watch.

The guilloché-decorated hinged caseback reveals a movement which, at first glance, appears centuries old. Manufactured from softly-grained gilt brass, the movement is further accented by highly-polished and beveled edges - with bridges, plates and large blued screws reminiscent of 19th century Breguet.

The F. P Journe Calibre 1412 is constructed with 178 components, oscillating at a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. The movement features 19 working jewels, monometallic balance with 4 inertia weights, a flat anachron balance spring with Breguet overcoil and a fixed stud holder. Two parallel barrels power the tourbillon below. The Historical Anniversary Tourbillion has a power-reserve of 56 hours.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: F. P. Journe
Model: Tourbillon Historique Ref. T30 Limited Edition (99 pieces)
Movement: Mechanical Cal. 1412
Functions: hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds
Features: duel barrel, tourbillion, guilloché hinged caseback
Case: 40 mm rose gold and sterling silver
Crystal: sapphire front and display-back
Bracelet: F. P Journe calf leather strap
Year: 2015
Box & papers: Full set: original box and papers
This F. P. Journe Tourbillion Historique watch is unpolished and has excellent mechanical functionality. It is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches are covered by a full, or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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