F.P. Journe retires 38mm cases with boxed set


For most people the chance to own just one watch from F.P. Journe would be a dream come true, but the master independent watchmaker is now offering buyers the chance to buy five at once.

Francois-Paul Journe is producing 38 boxed-sets containing the last examples of his watches being produced with 38mm steel cases.

In 1991 Journe unveiled his first wristwatch at Baselworld, a platinum 38mm tourbillon which needed a larger case to accommodate its Remontoir d’Egalite constant force mechanism. At the time luxury watches rarely exceeded 36mm.


But after 25 years in use Journe is retiring the 38mm case size, allowing it to go out with a bang with a boxed-set containing a Tourbillon Souverain, Chronomètre à Résonance, Octa Automatique, Octa Calendrier Annuel and Chronomètre Souverain.

Only 38 sets will be produced, priced at CHF 290,000 (£196,400).

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