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Vagabondage YG - Antiquorum special piece

June 11 2005 at 5:19 AM

felipe  (Login fjordao)
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This piece was created for the 30th anniversary auction of Antiquorum. The details presented below are from the auction catalogue. The photos were taken at the preview session in New York.

VAGABONDAGE "Vagabongage" is the name chosen by F.P. Journe, and suggested by the French collector Jean Aube, to express the wandering of the revolving frame, which captures the hour and keeps it, while continuing its journey around the dial, to indicate the minutes. Each watch is engraved with the words "pièce unique" and represents a decade of Antiquorum’s history. The Vagabondage watch, with its elegant "tonneau"-shaped case in three colors of gold, marks a departure for François-Paul Journe from his classic round style and cases of platinum. In addition to these three unique examples, a series of 66 watches in platinum will be available through F.P. Journe retailers, two pieces only being delivered to each boutique around the world. Thank you, Mr. François-Paul Journe

VAGABONDAGE Technical Description
Case: "Tortue", inclined lapidated bezel and lugs18K gold, sapphire crystal, front and back. Dimensions: 42 x 34 mm. Thickness: 6,5 mm.

Dial: Black Arabic chapter ring, outer minute trackcentral aperture to view the balance.Revolving sapphire glass with luminous hour and minute-indicating frame.

Movement: 50-hour power reserve "Tonneau", 12’’’, rhodium-platedtwo barrels, 18 jewels, reverse straight line lever escapement, monometallic screw balance
Frequency: 3 Hz 21,600 Alt/hourself-compensating flat balance spring Bracelet: leather with 18K gold buckle. Accompanied by box and certificate signed by F.P. Journe.

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