Capping off an exciting week of watch auction coverage, two stunning F.P. Journe timepieces were recently auctioned off on Tuesday, May 12 at a charity gala at the Intercontinental in Geneva. The proceeds of the auction went to benefit Action Innocence, a charity devoted to protecting children on the internet.
After a fierce round of bidding under the gavel of Aurel Bacs, Lebanese watch collector and jeweler Claude Sfeir came away with the big prize of the day — the F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain— with a final price of 350’000.- CHF. In a show of extreme generosity, his chief competitor, Robert Manoukin donated an additional 300’000. – CHF to the final price to benefit the charity.
Another piece, the “élégante” in titanium and rubber was also auctioned off and sold for a record price of 55’000.- CHF. These two pieces were specifically designed in purple for the Action Innocence charity.