The Journe collector market continues to capture the attention of enthusiasts worldwide, and on today’s episode of The Journe Report, George Mayer is joined by Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi for a special conversation about collecting and admiring F.P. Journe in the Middle East. Mohammed Seddiqi is the Chief Commercial Officer for Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the region’s most respected and established luxury watch retailer, our partner in WatchBox Middle East, and a passionate watch collector himself. We are thrilled to welcome him to the virtual set of The Journe Report for today’s episode.
The Seddiqi family’s relationship with F.P. Journe – both the brand, and François-Paul Journe himself - spans more than 20 years. George and Mohammed discuss the incredible trajectory of the brand over this time, the rise in demand for the Élégante, the relatively new boutique in the Dubai Mall and the story behind the coveted Chronomètre Souverain Dubai Boutique Edition, and much more.
George follows his conversation with Mohammed with an exploration of early brass movement Journes, a fitting topic on the heels of Phillips’ announcement of a complete Souscription model set hitting the auction block this fall. Highlights presented here include a third generation Tourbillon Souverain with big screw, a pre-Sousription Resonance, the Octa Réserve de Marche, and more. Tune in to the episode to catch the full collection.