Established by François-Paul Journe, who made his first watch in Paris in the early Eighties, the company has been making high-end timepieces in Geneva since 1999. It limits production to 900 watches a year, designing and building all of the movements, cases and watch cases, garnering a close following among watch collectors around the world and racking up prestigious prizes like the Geneva Aiguille d’Or, or “golden hand” Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, which it won three times.