Historically, the luxury watch market was mainly controlled by pioneering industry leaders like Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, and IWC Schaffhausen. As the interest in high-end timepieces became more recognized by the growing community of collectors and enthusiasts, newer independent watchmakers started to take shape as direct competitors against the bigger brands. F.P. Journe exemplifies the tale of David versus Goliath as the company that opened its doors in 1999 is now considered one of the greats. The auction professionals at Christie’s are proud to announce The Art of F.P. Journe live auction as a unique moment in horology history.
The event brings together an incredible array of F.P. Journe’s most daring and legendary examples. The story-telling auction will highlight the history of the Swiss watchmaker in Geneva with the most passionate and knowledgeable collectors on the scene. From classics to piece uniques, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a timepiece from one of the most important independent watchmakers. The collection will be on tour to select Christie’s locations before the auction is held at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. The Art of F.P. Journe live auction will begin on May 12th at 7 am EST.