F. P. Journe

F.P. Journe watches are among the most popular luxury watch brands made by independent watchmakers. If you are looking for information on an F.P. Journe watch, prices included, visit WatchTime and its watch database, which includes popular F.P. Journe watches like the F.P. Journe Octa Perpetual Calendar.

Historical F.P. Journe Tourbillon Marks 30 Years of Independent Watchmaking

F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon

Thirty years ago, 20-year-old French watchmaking prodigy Francois-Paul Journe completed his pet project: a pocketwatch with a handmade tourbillon, in an era in which that 19th-century horological invention was virtually forgotten. This year, Journe celebrates the anniversary with a wristwatch version of that groundbreaking timepiece, the F.P. Journe Anniversary Tourbillon. … [Read more...]

Videos: 7 Watch Brand Reps Speak at WatchTime’s IBG New York Event

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WatchTime's 2013 "Inside Basel.Geneva" event tour is almost over, but we still have one show left to go, in Los Angeles, Sept. 27. At IBG NY, we spoke with representatives of several watch brands and got their thoughts on the IBG events. Scroll down to see our interviews with Roland G. Murphy of RGM, Ron Stoll of Carl F. Bucherer, and more. … [Read more...]

Facetime September 21

Peter Fruehling and 3-year-old daughter Teagan go for a walk near their cottage in Northern Wisconsin. Peter is wearing a Panerai Luminor 1950 3 Days.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! Thanks to the Souza family, Carlos Pimentel, and Peter Fruehling for the great pictures! As always, if you would like to be featured in our weekly Facetime section, as well as on Pinterest and our other social networks, please submit a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) to photo@watchtime.com. We’ll also select the most popular weekly photos every two months … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Releases Octa Perpetual Calendar

F.P. Journe Quantieme Perpetuel two-shot

Independent watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe has added a ninth model to his eponymous brand's Octa collection, called the F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel, a perpetual calendar timepiece with an instantaneous jump function. The watch, which will be limited to 900 pieces, made its debut in Geneva during the SIHH and GTE watch fairs. … [Read more...]

Video: F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Optimum

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum in rose gold

The Chronomètre Optimum, which F.P. Journe calls the "masterpiece" of its eponymous brand's Souveraine collection, incorporates in its manufacture movement all of the technologies that Journe has developed — which have previously debuted in other Souveraine watches — to ensure ideal timekeeping precision and stability. Click here to see photos of the F.P. Journe Chronomètre … [Read more...]

News, Photos, and Video: F.P. Journe Unveils Chronomètre Optimum

F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum in rose gold

Even though he has created many very complicated watches, French watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe has always been interested in accuracy above all. His newest timepiece, the Chronomètre Optimum, which made its debut last week at the F.P. Journe boutique in New York City, takes the quest for timekeeping precision to a new level. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe and HYT Win Awards

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At the European Watch of the Year event, held at the London May Fair Hotel on October 2nd, 2012, F.P. Journe won the "Best Men's Watch 2012" award for its Chronomètre Souverain. The Chronomètre Souverain is insipired by early 19th-century marine chronometry, including a twin-barrel movement for precision timekeeping. We tested this watch earlier this year. Read our results here. FP Journe … [Read more...]

Sovereign Statement: Testing F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain

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F.P. Journe’s Chronomètre Souverain is renowned for its rarity and collectibility, but how well does it function as a timekeeper? WatchTime puts the watch through its paces in our exclusive test; Nik Schölzel provides the breathtaking original photography. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe at the Indy 500

Alesi wearing the Octa Sport Indy 500

F.P. Journe participated in the Indy 500 with racer Jean Alesi. Though engine trouble forced him to withdraw, Alesi still got a chance to show off a unique Octa Sport adorned with the Indy 500 logo and his signature. This exclusive Limited Series of 99 pieces will be unveiled in a couple of days. We previously covered the Octa Sport here.       … [Read more...]

New F.P. Journe Book and Exhibit Celebrate Historic Gunmetal Watches

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Most of the watches that Francois-Paul Journe produces for his independent brand are anything but "proletarian:" most come in gold or platinum cases and have movement parts made of 18k rose gold. However, Journe's newest publishing project, "Steel Time," celebrates the classic burnished steel "gunmetal" watches of the mid- to late 19th century and how they made timepieces accessible to the masses. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Octa Sport

F.P. Journe’s affinity for aluminum and its incredible lightness of being continues with the new Octa Sport – the second creation in Journe’s Sport line. It follows last year’s Centigraphe Sport, the first watch created entirely from aluminum (movement, case, dial and bracelet). The new Octa Sport weighs in at a mere 53 grams, and its automatic movement tips the scale at only 11 grams. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Donates Auction Proceeds to Help Provide Homes in Japan

At Christie's Hong Kong sale in May, the first all-aluminium F.P. Journe Centigraphe Sport No 001 sold for an extraordinary US$465,170, close to ten times its original estimate. The sale was to raise funds to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The donation ceremony took place on June 3 at the Swiss Embassy in Tokyo. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Octa UTC

F.P.Journe's Octa UTC is a GMT or two time zone watch that incorporates a patented system to indicate the second time zone using both a traditional second hour hand and an unconventional graphical representation of the Earth showing the 24 standard, full-hour time zones and taking into account summer and winter time. … [Read more...]

2010 Winners: Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The watch world gathered in Geneva this past Thursday for the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. Prizes were awarded in several categories, including men's and ladies' watches, complicated watches, sports watches, design watches, and the coveted Aiguille d'Or or "Golden Hand" Grand Prix Award. Look inside for the complete list of winners for 2010. … [Read more...]

F.P.Journe Homage Dinner for George Daniels

If there was was one dinner watchmakers and enthusiasts hoped to attend in 2010, it was the one organized to honor George Daniels on June 24 at the Lanesborough Hotel in London. The dinner was hosted by F.P. Journe to celebrate the achievements, innovation and expertise George Daniels has contributed to the world or horology. … [Read more...]

Patrizzi & Co. New York Auction Generates $2,901,850

Sales in the Patrizzi & Co June 15 auction reached nearly $3 million with 145 of the 233 lots sold. The top lot was a minute repeater by F.P. Journe, featuring Grande et Petite Sonnerie striking chimes, which sold for $400,000. An eight-day Cartier Mystery clock with platinum, rock crystal and diamonds made in the 1940s attained $280,000. An 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe World Time with a … [Read more...]

Patrizzi & Co. June 15 NYC Auction Highlights World Time Pieces

World Time watches and clocks are collector favorites. Along with dual-time watches, these timepieces are particularly relevant in this era of global interaction. For its June 15 sale in New York, Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers will present a selection of "World Time" men's and women's wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks, along with other collector-level timepieces. … [Read more...]

F.P. Journe Launches 10th Anniversary Chronomètre à Resonance

Though it was not the first piece produced under the F.P. Journe brand, the Chronomètre à Resonance certainly played a major role in establishing Journe's reputation as a creative maverick. When it was launched, the watch, and the theory behind it, were frequently discussed in the online forums. In 2004, Journe introduced the second version of the Résonance with the first movement ever made in … [Read more...]

F.P.Journe Vagabondage II: Serious Stealth

F.P.Journe presents the second chapter of the Vagabondage Limited Series, “Vagabondage II”, which will be produced in a limited series of 69 pieces in platinum and 68 pieces in 18K red gold, available from all authorized F.P.Journe points of sale. This piece is the next in line in one of the more interesting lineages in modern watchmaking. … [Read more...]

F. P. Journe Chronomètre Bleu

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F. P. Journe announces the Chronomètre Bleu. The 39mm case is carved from tantalum, a dark gray metal with blue overtones. Tantalum is rarely used in watchmaking because its density and high melting temperature make it difficult to manipulate. Through the display back, the balance and escapement appear mysteriously detached from the movement, beating with no apparent motive force. Journe has … [Read more...]