To Buy This Collector's Watch, You'll Have to Get in a Long Line

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There is nothing like hearing the word "no" to inflame the passions and desire of a collector, and few understand that concept better than Geneva-based independent watchmaker F.P.Journe.

In the world of high-end watchmaking, quality, scarcity, and availability (often the lack thereof) are vital parts of the equation. Journe utilized these brilliant tactics with the January release of the third (and final) part of a three-part series of watches: the Vagabondage III.

There will be just 137 of the price-upon-request timepieces produced—69 made in platinum, 68 in red gold—and similar to the first and second editions, each watch will feature the "Tortue," or tortoise-shaped case. The manual-wind watch has digital jumping hours at nine and digital jumping seconds located at six—a remarkable, boundary-pushing function that the watch world has never before seen. A central single hand indicates the minutes, while the 40-hour power reserve is shown by a gauge located at one o'clock. A transparent smoky sapphire dial completes the effect, beautifully revealing the intricate inner workings.

Interested in buying one?

"It's not that simple," Journe says. "Priority will be given to the owners of the Vagabondage II. Another option is to wait for one of these gentlemen to eventually withdraw, or buy a Vagabondage II, which can still be found at public auctions around the world."

In other words, good luck getting one. With 10 F.P Journe boutiques and additional retailers located around the world, the name Vagabondage may actually refer to the prospective client wandering from store to auction house, desperately searching for a way to get his hands on one.

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