F.P.Journe participates in Only Watch for the very first time to support scientific research in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM). A unique watch was created especially for the occasion, the Tourbillon Souverain Bleu.
It is also the first time ever that a tourbillon was made with a case made entirely in Tantalum. This metal gained its name from Greek mythology – “Torment of Tantalus” and is an extremely difficult material to work with.
On the watch, the blue chrome dial reflects like a mirror and its colour changes according to light. Inside it has an F.P.Journe movement in 18K rose Gold featuring the renowned remontoire (constant force device) and the dead-beat second.
About the Only Watch Auction
or the very first time, Only Watch, the world renowned charity auction, will be taking place in Geneva, the epicenter of high horology.
On November 7, Only Watch will open the Geneva Watch Auction Week, with hundreds of connoisseurs, donators and collectors who will undoubtedly raise their highest interest for bidding on the unique timepieces made by their favorite watchmakers for Only Watch in a new location. Phillips, in association with Bacs & Russo, will conduct the auction.
The 44 one of a kind models of the 2015 Only Watch collection will travel the globe to the main capitals of luxury. The Monaco Yacht Show, whose team jointly organizes the auction since its creation, will launch the 6-stage journey by exhibiting the watches from September 23 to 26 inside the show venue. The collection will then fly to China and will be unveiled to Chinese aficionados in Hong Kong (2-5 October) and in Beijing in the Salone Monaco at Parkview Green (9-12 October). American fans of horology will also have the chance to admire the watches in New York (17-20 October, Phillips offices) before they reach the home of luxury – London (24-27 October, Phillips offices).
The collection will finally be displayed in Geneva (5-7 November).