François-Paul Journe

For over thirty years, François-Paul Journe explored all the aspects of ancient horology. Through the restoration of one of a kind historical pieces, he revisits the intellectual and cultural path of clock and watchmakers who have imprinted the history of horological science. He is fascinated by the XVIIIth century which remains the golden age of time measurement.

In 1994 François-Paul Journe started designing his vision of contemporary watchmaking and presented in 1999, a collection of wristwatches signed F.P.Journe with the Latin wording – Invenit et Fecit – meaning “invented and made”. It thereby certifies that each of the watches carrying his name results from an entirely original conception with rigorous craftsmanship. He has to adapt his tailor-made know-how to the process of industrialisation et decorticate all the movements he invent so that each of his components can be manufactured under his specific requirements. His creative and intellectual invention process remains identical that when he was a craftsman, only the shaping changes considerably, with more contributors.

His integrity in the creation of innovative timepieces imposes him naturally as the link between the golden age of horological science and contemporary watchmaking.

Member since: 1988
Nationality: French
Born: 1957 – Marseille, France

F.P. Journe
17 rue de l’Arquebuse
1204 Genève

T: +41 22 322 09 09
F: +41 22 322 09 19