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Old 1 September 2023, 12:12 PM   #1321
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FP Journe Appreciation Thread, an Evolution.

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That is a very nice strap.

Thanks. I love the ACM straps very supple. I will say it appears to be maybe 1/4 mm too wide and as such the strap is wearing faster than it should around the spring bar holes. Regardless Iíd probably buy again.

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One of the best pics Iíve ever seen of the CB dial!



Simply gorgeous!


Thanks. As everyone already knows this dial looks incredible all the time and you tend to take your phone out and try to capture it only to realize it doesnít translate. Like trying to photograph a mirror and not get a reflection.
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Old 6 September 2023, 04:00 PM   #1322
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Does anyone have any inside on boutique edition Fp journe? I understand that black label can take two to three mechanical watches before an inquiry. Is there such a restriction for boutique Edition? Is there a massive premium attached to the Boutique Edition from Journe?

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Old 6 September 2023, 10:02 PM   #1323
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Does anyone have any inside on boutique edition Fp journe? I understand that black label can take two to three mechanical watches before an inquiry. Is there such a restriction for boutique Edition? Is there a massive premium attached to the Boutique Edition from Journe?

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Black label is an application piece which is allocated to an individual who applied for it. Boutique edition is allocated to the boutique and up to the boutique to allocate to its clients. I have not heard of any requirement of how many pieces one needs to own required to be allocated one but I am sure it would be very hard to be allocated one as a first piece.

As for pricing, the boutique editionís SRP is right between regular version and the black label. I think it is about 10+% more than a regular referenceís list price.

Which boutique edition are you interested in?
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Old 6 September 2023, 11:10 PM   #1324
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Black label is an application piece which is allocated to an individual who applied for it. Boutique edition is allocated to the boutique and up to the boutique to allocate to its clients. I have not heard of any requirement of how many pieces one needs to own required to be allocated one but I am sure it would be very hard to be allocated one as a first piece.

As for pricing, the boutique editionís SRP is right between regular version and the black label. I think it is about 10+% more than a regular referenceís list price.

Which boutique edition are you interested in?
I would imagine you would have to have at least one Journe before requesting a boutique edition.
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Old 7 September 2023, 12:14 AM   #1325
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I'm hoping to get the boutique edition of automatique lune. Been listed for a havana lune for a few years. Not sure how wise it is for me to request this change.

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Old 7 September 2023, 03:09 AM   #1326
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I'm hoping to get the boutique edition of automatique lune. Been listed for a havana lune for a few years. Not sure how wise it is for me to request this change.

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It is okay to have more than one reference on the interest list. Best is to discuss with boutique staff. They can advise.
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Old 7 September 2023, 11:25 AM   #1327
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Black label is an application piece which is allocated to an individual who applied for it. Boutique edition is allocated to the boutique and up to the boutique to allocate to its clients. I have not heard of any requirement of how many pieces one needs to own required to be allocated one but I am sure it would be very hard to be allocated one as a first piece.



As for pricing, the boutique editionís SRP is right between regular version and the black label. I think it is about 10+% more than a regular referenceís list price.



Which boutique edition are you interested in?
I heard different from boutique director whom I know for quite a long time. 4 mechanical watches as prerequisite (used to be 3 last year), and FPJ himself has to approve it. The boutique only has 2 BL allocations a year.

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Old 7 September 2023, 11:26 AM   #1328
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Does anyone have any inside on boutique edition Fp journe? I understand that black label can take two to three mechanical watches before an inquiry. Is there such a restriction for boutique Edition? Is there a massive premium attached to the Boutique Edition from Journe?

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For boutique edition, I don't think there is a restriction per se.

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Old 7 September 2023, 11:29 AM   #1329
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I heard different from boutique director whom I know for quite a long time. 4 mechanical watches as prerequisite (used to be 3 last year), and FPJ himself has to approve it. The boutique only has 2 BL allocations a year.

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Old 9 September 2023, 10:14 AM   #1330
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Old 10 September 2023, 05:09 AM   #1331
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Is that the MING bracelet? It seems to look nicer on FPJs than it does on most MING watches
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Old 11 September 2023, 08:38 AM   #1332
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Yes it's the Ming :)
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Old 11 September 2023, 10:49 PM   #1333
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Old 12 September 2023, 08:35 AM   #1334
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Itís a fun change up but you have at least 3 straps I prefer! I have become strangely on board with strap watches. Geezer in the making.
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Old 18 September 2023, 12:33 PM   #1335
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Black label is an application piece which is allocated to an individual who applied for it. Boutique edition is allocated to the boutique and up to the boutique to allocate to its clients. I have not heard of any requirement of how many pieces one needs to own required to be allocated one but I am sure it would be very hard to be allocated one as a first piece.



As for pricing, the boutique editionís SRP is right between regular version and the black label. I think it is about 10+% more than a regular referenceís list price.



Which boutique edition are you interested in?
It turns out the Boutique Edition Auto Lune is 10k more than the rose gold edition.



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Old 18 September 2023, 01:16 PM   #1336
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Yes. The pricing seems to be indexed to the rarity and not the difficulty to make the dial.

The black label minute repeater actually costs more than the sapphire dial. I would think the sapphire dial would be harder to make than a black dial.

But nothing in our hobby is logical anyway or we would be all wearing an Apple Watch.
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Old 18 September 2023, 08:20 PM   #1337
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Does anyone know the retail pricing for the new Elegante 48mm Titalyt black dial? Curious to know what people’s thoughts are.
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Old 18 September 2023, 10:18 PM   #1338
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Does anyone know the retail pricing for the new Elegante 48mm Titalyt black dial? Curious to know what peopleís thoughts are.
16,000 CHF but that probably will increase in 2024
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Old 19 September 2023, 12:19 AM   #1339
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16,000 CHF but that probably will increase in 2024

With the waitlist (if you can get on), you should probably quote the 2028 price.

I think the waitlist is still closed?
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Yes. The pricing seems to be indexed to the rarity and not the difficulty to make the dial.

The black label minute repeater actually costs more than the sapphire dial. I would think the sapphire dial would be harder to make than a black dial.

But nothing in our hobby is logical anyway or we would be all wearing an Apple Watch.

They basically came out and said they price the black labels higher because they can and donít hide that.
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16,000 CHF but that probably will increase in 2024
Thanks,, are authorized FP Journe dealers allowed to sell over MSRP? Or is it like Rolex and they can only sell for the MSRP unless it’s a used one?
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Old 19 September 2023, 06:06 AM   #1342
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Thanks,, are authorized FP Journe dealers allowed to sell over MSRP? Or is it like Rolex and they can only sell for the MSRP unless itís a used one?
Do you have AD's in Canada? In the US, there are only boutiques which sell only at MSRP.
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Old 19 September 2023, 06:09 AM   #1343
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With the waitlist (if you can get on), you should probably quote the 2028 price.

I think the waitlist is still closed?
Price is one thing. Getting on the waitlist is a completely different matter

I would thing youíd be looking at around 20k CHF by the time we get to 2028
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Old 19 September 2023, 06:11 AM   #1344
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Do you have AD's in Canada? In the US, there are only boutiques which sell only at MSRP.
I highly doubt that Journe would tolerate an AD selling above list price. But that doesnít mean that the AD might not want you to have a certain spend level with them before you would get an allocation
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Old 19 September 2023, 06:23 AM   #1345
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There are 2 AD's in Canada. There are several countries where they are sold by AD's.
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Yes, I knew that but wasn't sure about Canada. Thanks!
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Yes, I knew that but wasn't sure about Canada. Thanks!

With many brands opening boutiques now, wouldn't surprise me if they eventually open boutiques in Canada also.
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Old 19 September 2023, 09:42 AM   #1348
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Does anyone know much about the Vagabondage? The case shape resembles the Elegante but it appears to be all made in limited quantities from Series 1 to 3 as I understand.
Does it fit the rubber strap from the Elegante?
Hopefully one day down the road there is a non-LE Vagabondage down the line.
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Old 19 September 2023, 10:42 AM   #1349
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Does anyone know much about the Vagabondage? The case shape resembles the Elegante but it appears to be all made in limited quantities from Series 1 to 3 as I understand.
Does it fit the rubber strap from the Elegante?
Hopefully one day down the road there is a non-LE Vagabondage down the line.
I only know they are all sold. 3 of the owners I know have the Vagabond I and II before they got the III.
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Does anyone know much about the Vagabondage? The case shape resembles the Elegante but it appears to be all made in limited quantities from Series 1 to 3 as I understand.
Does it fit the rubber strap from the Elegante?
Hopefully one day down the road there is a non-LE Vagabondage down the line.
There wonít be.

Lots of information online, re the origin (thank you Cartier ;) ), the original charity pieces and the 9 Vagabondage iterations produced.

What do you want to know aside from lug width?
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