Lot Chronomètre Bleu Byblos (Lot 157) has an impressive record and sold for $ 149,000. F.P. JOURNE Chronomètre Bleu Byblos is a unique watch that not only allows the wearer to appreciate the structure and workmanship of the rose gold movement from the front, but also uses the Arabic numerals for the hour. F.P. JOURNE presented this timepiece, auctioned it at Christie’s “Fine Watches” auction held in Dubai, conducted a charity auction, and donated the proceeds of the auction to the Rashid Centre for the Disabled in Dubai.
Limited Chronomètre Bleu Byblos watch with hours in East Arabic
After a fierce bidding, Chronomètre Bleu Byblos was finally bought by watch collector Mr. Claude Sfeir for a high price of $ 149,000, almost six times the original estimate ($ 25,000), and the performance was quite impressive. Chronomètre Bleu Byblos is a rare timepiece (limited to 99 pieces, the lot number is 59). When the watch collector and philanthropist successfully bid on the phone at the final bid price and raised $ 120,000 for this meaningful event, the audience couldn’t help applauding! This watch was actually created by FP JOURNE to celebrate the opening of the tenth global store in Beirut. It is a brand’s first special work with an open dial design. The front of the timepiece shows the craftsmanship of the rose gold movement. Arabic numerals are set on the sea blue hour ring. Only 99 pieces can be issued. This lot is also one of them. The hour number is designed in East Arabic.
Mr. Claude Sfeir said: ‘Our success will not be complete without sharing with those in need, so I used to be passionate about participating in charity auctions. This time I won the unique watch FP JOURNE, and the auction proceeds I will also donate the entire amount to the Rashid Centre for the Disabled in Dubai. I am very pleased that international watch collectors are willing to contribute generously to this great institution celebrating its twentieth anniversary and support its representative HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum goes to help children in need. ‘FP JOURNE participates in Christie’s Dubai Watch Kindness auction proceeds donated to Dubai Rashid Center for the Disabled
Chronomètre Bleu Byblos is a rare timepiece, limited to 99 pieces. The lot number for this lot is 59
Chronomètre Bleu Byblos is a watch for charity auction. It is a new work of F.P. JOURNE, created by the brand to celebrate the opening of the tenth store in the world in Beirut. It is named after ‘Byblos’, a city full of myths. Byblos is also known as Byblos, a city located on the coast of Lebanon, north of Beirut. Chronomètre Bleu BYBLOS is the first time that FP JOURNE has adopted an open dial design. The beautiful craftsmanship of the 18K rose gold movement is displayed through the front of the timepiece, and Arabic numerals are placed on the blue hour ring. Chronomètre Bleu BYBLOS It looks like the eastern sun is shining on the blue sky of the Mediterranean. Another unique design of this watch is the FP JOURNE logo engraved directly on the movement, in which ‘J’ is carved in the image of the Phoenician letter-this represents the Phoenician name ‘ The letter ‘yodh’ means ‘hand’, which symbolizes the importance of the craftsmanship of FP JOURNE’s watch works. The value of ‘yodh’ is ten, which is the tenth letter in the alphabet and is used to represent the global number one in FP JOURNE. Ten stores are the best. Chronomètre Bleu Byblos is limited to 99 pieces. This lot is also one of them. It is designed in East Arabic as the hour number.