Francois-Paul Journe Watch Garners 120,000 for ICM

Francois-Paul Journe Watch Garners 120,000 for ICM

Philanthropist and watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe donated a unique timepiece to an auction benefiting ICM Brain and Spinal Cord Institute in Paris. Created solely for the ICM fundraising gala auction, the platinum Centigraph Souverain features a mother of pearl dial engraved with the ICM logo encircled in a platinum case. The entire sale price, 120,000 euros, will be donated to the charity.

The Centigraph Souverain is capable of timing to a 100th of a second, and measures elapsed time on three sub dials. When activated, the seconds hand in the subdial at 10 o’clock makes a full revolution in one second, with indications of 100th of a second. ┬áThe subdial at 2 o’clock counts in 20-second intervals, with the indications divided into seconds. The subdial at 6 o’clock measures up to 10 minutes. The manually-wound movement holds 80 hours of power reserve when fully wound and the chronograph is not used. Power reserve will last about 24 hours with the chronograph running.