This stunning model from manufacture F.P. Journe is the third and last edition of the Vagabondage Series. It is produced in a limited series of 69 pieces in platinum and 68 peices in 18 K red gold. F. P Journe is known for its specific calibre for a series limited to only 37 pieces. For sure a stunning effort to design an produce in this way that can be marked as the quintessence of anti-marketing.
In 2004, François-Paul Journe designed 3 unprecedented watches with a flat Tortue case (patented model), a digital time display and a dial without signature, for the 30th anniversary of Antiquorum. Those 3 watches, one in white Gold, one in yellow Gold, and one in rose Gold, with brass movements, were sold at a charity auction for the benefit of the ICM, research institute for brain and spinal cord diseases (www.icm-institute.org). The watches captured the interest of the public, and sold for three times the estimate. A remarkable result.
How to purchase the Vagabondage III
Owners of the Vagabondage II are very lucky because priority will be given to them if they want to acquire the Vagabondage III. Customers concerned have to identify themselves in the point of sales where they have purchase their Vagabondage II. An identical number will be assigned. In seven years, some Vagabondage II have changed owner and they will be asked to prove physically the possession of the Vagabondage II.
VIII – Digital Jumping Hours and Seconds
Collectors have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Vagabondage III Series. This third edition retains the flat Tortue ® case, the same size as the Vagabondage II, with a manually wound movement with a remontoir d’égalité that advances the time train each second. The inner smoked sapphire dial, framed by a screwed “appliqué” outer dial, still without the F.P. Journe signature, reveals the 18 K rose Gold movement with a digital indication for the hours at 10h and for the seconds at 6h (World Premiere) while the central minutes are indicated by a white hand.
Complete your Vagabondage trilogy
The 3 digital time displays have now been created, making the trilogy complete. Owners of the Vagabondage I and II will be given priority to acquire the watch with the identical limited series number. Collectors may thus complete their own trilogy and possess a part of F.P. Journe’s horological history.