Continuing the theme of two-tone; The Anniversaire Tokyo series

May 21, 2020,10:00 AM

These are the references mentioned by Mike in reply to my earlier post regarding the unique (at least that’s my understanding) two tone Resonance coming up for sale.  

As most of you know these were originally produced for several anniversaries of Journe’s first and perhaps flagship Boutique, Tokyo.  The Centigraphe then being adopted as the de facto 10th anniversary piece for other Boutiques.

These limited runs are Titanium cased, with crowns, pushers and other elements in rose gold.  It’s an aesthetic which really works in my opinion and watches from this original Tokyo series have become very collectible.  

All images credit F.P. Journe. 

The CS, produced for the 1st anniversary of the Tokyo Boutique. 20 pieces. 

The Resonance, produced for the 2nd anniversary of the Tokyo Boutique. 12 pieces.

The Tourbillon, produced for the 3rd anniversary of the Tokyo Boutique. 20 pieces.

The Octa Perpetuelle, 5th anniversary of the Tokyo Boutique.  99 pieces.

The Centigraphe,  originally the 10th anniversary of Tokyo. 10 pieces (for Tokyo).  Note, the Centigraphe reference has been adopted as the de facto 10th anniversary piece for all of Journes Boutiques.

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This site is bad for my financial well being!!

 By: Ted-Lo : May 21st, 2020-10:05

This is so much more to my liking.

 By: TheMadDruid : May 21st, 2020-10:54
Much more drama, for want of a better word. (I’ve been watching a lot of “Film Noir”. A lot.)

I do like these, have done for a long long time.

 By: Jay (Eire) : May 21st, 2020-17:58
The only one I don’t like is the Centigraphe. I think the CS would be my pick.

A great pick. [nt]

 By: TheMadDruid : May 22nd, 2020-08:16

What a lovely set of watches.

 By: Swaye : May 21st, 2020-11:21
I love these things but look on from afar. Very unlikely to be in my price range, but so nice that special pieces like this exist.


 By: Swaye : May 21st, 2020-17:18
The ship has sailed for me on the vast majority of the collection as of now (brass, ruthenium, most boutique stuff, etc.). I keep the dream alive for a CB and maybe one day an Optimum or something else interesting. Still such a wonderful brand to enjoy.

the set

 By: avseg : May 21st, 2020-11:42
I was very tempted to pick up the set that FPJ curated for Patrimoine.

I wouldn't be surprised!

 By: avseg : May 22nd, 2020-15:59
There can only be 5 sets at most, but I don't doubt that other mega-collectors have managed to procure one of each.

I really love the look so this series.

 By: ChristianDK : May 22nd, 2020-05:25
My personal favorite is probably the Tourbillon but it’s hard to pick. I think it adds some extra quality to this piece where the Tourbillon hole is integrated better in to the watch. I also think the Resonance is spectacular and the CS but those are my f... 

Very pleasing combination of colors

 By: MichaelC : May 22nd, 2020-05:43
Wow, FPJ has some great options (if you can get them, of course!).

Yes, his eye is super sharp ( and it is only him doing them)

 By: ChristianDK : May 22nd, 2020-06:10
These where mostly done to celebrate anniversaries of this different boutiques. Sadly, extremely limited and very rare on the market.