Welcome to our second episode of The Journe Report with WatchBox's resident Journe expert, George Mayer. George is poised for another detailed discussion of all things F.P. Journe. This week’s focus is on limited edition collections, their history, and stories surrounding each piece. Whether it be the sought after Tokyo Set or the original brass movement Octa Chronograph, every piece on the table has a collected history of collaboration, innovation, or rarity. Special editions from U.S. retailers like the Swiss Fine Timing and de Boulle are also featured.
No one knows the process of collaborating with F.P. Journe quite like Tay Liam Wee, the former owner of Sincere Fine Watches. Liam Wee discusses the Chronomètre à Résonance - Sincere Fine Watches' Limited Edition - with a black mother-of-pearl dial (!). This gem was designed and released upon the 50th anniversary of Sincere. Liam Wee forged a relationship with F.P. Journe in the brand's early years and recounts the remarkable rise of F.P. Journe (long before it’s recent surge in popularity), and chronicles what makes the brand truly remarkable.
Lastly, George discusses exceptional limited-editions from around the world. Such as the Octa Automatique Lune France-China to commemorate diplomatic relations, the Chronomètre Bleu Byblos with radiant sun motif, and the Chronometre Souverain Dubai Boutique Edition.
Which of these is your grail F.P. Journe? Any questions or topics you’d like to learn about next time? Email us at [email protected] and we will look forward to seeing you again.