F. P. Journe Vagabondage III | Jumping-Seconds | Platinum

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This Limited Edition, F. P. Journe Vagabondage III is the third (and last) in François-Paul Journe's series of tortue-shaped, jumping-time ‘Vagabondage’ (or ‘Wandering’) watches. Introduced in 2017, the F. P. Journe Vagabondage III was the first ever wristwatch to feature a jumping digital seconds indication.

The first Vagabondage piece was a jumping hour watch, featuring an unusual display - with numerals for the hours represented by a disk on the dial. The Vagabondage II was a progression on this approach, using jumping minutes in addition to the digital jumping hours display. The ‘V III’ is the concluding chapter of the series.

This platinum, Vagabondage III speaks very much to François-Paul Journe’s meticulous approach to complications, both technically and design wise. Housed in a svelte, 45.2 x 37.6mm ‘tortue’ case, it is made distinctive by its unconventional shape and elegant profile - measuring 7.84mm in thickness - and vertically-brushed, flat bezel. The ‘smoked’ sapphire dial is faintly tinted (optimising legibility), and displays a white outer-minute track. At 1 o’clock, a recessed power reserve indicator is displayed.

The design features F. P Journe’s one-minute remontoire d'égalité system in the movement gear train, managing the energy needed to rotate the jumping disks. This system is intended to isolate the energy going to the balance, from the power variations in the going train (caused by jumping the disks). As a result, the Vagabondage III is not only the most visually exposed of the series, but also the most technically challenging to accomplish. The disk on the right (which jumps every second), drives the disk on the left, jumping every 10 seconds. Overall, the two jumping seconds make for a visually dynamic experience - changing constantly. The watch also features an instantaneous hours display, seen at ten o’clock on the dial.

The manual-winding, in-house Cal. 1514 is made entirely of 18-carat rose-gold, visible through the sapphire case-back. The movement has a flat balance spring and anchor escapement, beating at 21,600 A/h. The hand-finishing is expertly conducted, combining circular graining with sunburst patterns. The screw heads are polished and neatly chamfered, with horizontal Côte de Genève motif on the bridges. The movement is engraved “Vagabondage III”.

This pre-owned watch was never worn by its original owner, thus is preserved in mint condition. It comes as full-set (directly from the manufacture), with its original box and Certificate of Origin (dated May, 2018).

Limited to just 69 pieces in total (produced in this case metal), this Vagabondage III is individually numbered and represents a completely unique approach to the display of time - an impressive technical feat, achieved in typical F. P. Journe style.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: F. P. Journe
Model: Vagabondage III
Movement: mechanical manual-winding 18k rose-gold Cal.1514
Functions: time-only: instantaneous jumping hours and seconds
Features: smoked sapphire dial, 1 minute "remontoire", display-back
Case:
45.2 x 37.6 x 7.84mm platinum
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Bracelet: black alligator strap from F. P. Journe with white-gold deployant buckle
Year: 2018
Box & papers: full set - box, and certificate of origin 
This platinum F.P. Journe Vagabondage was purchased in 2018, and remains in as-new condition with perfect mechanical functionality. The watch is full-set and comes on a black alligator strap from F. P. Journe with corresponding white-gold deployant buckle.

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. 

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