in 2004, Auction house Antiquorum celebrated its 30-year anniversary. To celebrate this, a charity auction was held where, amongst others, Francois-Paul Journe presented the Vagabondage 1, in a series of three. The watch showed a rather unusual tonneau-shape.
shortly after, a series of 69 were announced, which sold without any promotion, and without even shown to the watch world.
In 2009, the Vagabondage II was introduced. Limited to 68 in gold and 69 in platinum, the II has a “digital” dial, similar to the Lange Zeitwerk. To me, this timepiece is even more appealing than the first edition!
the II has a manual winding, caliber 1509, and a power reserve at 12. the movement is clearly visible through the smoked sapphire crystal case, on front and back. I find it a great achievement, that even without the F.p. Journe signature, the Vagabondage shows unmistakenably the hand of the master!
Of course, “Invenit et Fecit” is visible on the back 😉