F.P.Journe Vagabondage II: Serious Stealth

F.P.Journe Vagabondage II

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.

In 2004, for the 30th Anniversary of Antiquorum, F.P. Journe created three unique pieces in rose, white and yellow gold, to be sold at a Geneva charity auction in favour of the ICM, the Research Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Diseases in Paris. These were F.P.Journe creations, but with an unusual shape. For the first time, the Geneva Manufacture created a watch with a flat Tortue-shaped case and a dial without the F.P.Journe signature. The pieces sold for three times their value.

Following that charity auction, F.P. Journe produced a limited series of 69 pieces in platinum with an 18K rose gold movement, known as Vagabondage I. This series sold out with no promotion or publicity of any kind – not even a picture. Now, a new series – Vagabondage II – arrives on the scene. It differs from the original series but retains the same flavor. This second edition presents a manually-wound movement and an original digital time display, with small seconds at 6 and power reserve at 12. The 18K rose gold movement is visible through the dial in smoked sapphire crystal, also without the F.P.Journe signature.

The 69 pieces in platinum feature white gold windows with blue hands, and the 68 pieces in 18K red gold have gold windows and hands. Owners of a Vagabondage I will be given priority for the purchase of an identical limited number from the Vagabondage II series. A third Vagabondage edition will very likely be created as new technical advances dictate. Each watch of the “Vagabondage” series will have an original digital display system.

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F.P.Journe Vagabondage II
F. P. Journe Vagabondage II
F. P. Journe Vagabondage II


Calibre 1509
Manual winding
Movement in 18K rose gold
30 jewels

Dimensions of the Movement
Overall diameter: 29.3 x 28.2 mm
Casing-up diameter: 29.3 x 28.4 mm
Overall height: 5.28 mm
Height of winding system: 3.13 mm
Diameter of stem thread: S0.90 mm

Four inertia weights
Flat Anachron microflamed spring
Mobile stud holders
Free sprung
Nivatronic laser-welded to collet
Pinned GE stud
Frequency: 21,600 v / h, (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mg /cm2
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 0h dial up: > 260°
24h dial up: > 260°

Principal characteristics
1 minute constant force device, patented No EP 1528443
Digital indication of hours and minutes
Time adjustment via crown in position 2
Pallets escapement with 15 tooth escape wheel
Two position crown
Sub-second at 6h00
Power reserve at 12h00

Power reserve
40 hours

High quality
Partly circular grained base plate and Geneva waves
Polished screw heads, chamfered slots
Pegs with polished rounded ends

Flat Tortue shape 45 x 37.5 mm
Height 8.00 mm
Dial Smoked Sapphire

Limited Series
Platinum PT 950 69 pieces
White gold windows and blue hands
Rose gold 18K 68 pieces
Rose gold windows and hands

Number of parts
Movement without dial: 223
Cased-up on leather strap: 256

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