Founded by François-Paul Journe in 1999, F.P. Journe is unique in the watchmaking world. They are a small watch manufacture with a factory in Geneva that produces complicated timepieces in-house. The company motto is “Invenit et Fecit” (which means Invented and Made). According to F.P. Journe, 95% of the components are made at the Geneva manufacture. Furthermore, Montres Journe Sa is the only watch company owned privately and headed by its own master watchmaker.