F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2005
    Case No: 086/150-Z
    Model Name: Octa Zodiaque
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe certificate stamped Sincere Watch Limited Singapore dated 27th May 2005, letter, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the Octa Zodiaque, F.P. Journe created an incredibly inventive method of displaying the date and the month, along with zodiac signs that are printed on a disc that jumps one increment at each 24 hour period.

    The Octa Zodiaque was made between 2003 and 2005 in a limited edition of only 150 pieces in platinum. It was also F.P. Journe’s first gentleman’s wristwatch to feature central hands. Interestingly the watch is one of the extremely rare models to feature a 40mm case with a brass movement (instead of pink gold movement).

    As with all Journe timepieces, the complexity of the movement is offset by the ease of use as all functions are set via the crown.

    Unlike many of Journe’s limited edition pieces, the Octa Zodiaque never existed in a different, non-limited version, which underlies the ultimate rarity of this timepiece.

    Offered in attractive overall condition, the present example from circa 2005 numbered 86 is complete with its full set of accessories.

  • Artist Biography

    F.P. Journe

    Swiss • 1999

    Founded by watchmaker François-Paul Journe in 1999, the F.P. Journe brand is relatively young, but already is as highly regarded by collectors as many distinguished manufacturers with centuries-old heritage. In the minds of the world's savviest collectors, Journe is producing some of the finest wristwatches the market has ever seen. Mastering his craft from restoring historical timepieces, he was the first to create a wristwatch incorporating two escapements that benefit from the phenomenon of resonance — the Chronomètre à Résonance.

    Key models include the Résonance, tourbillon wristwatches incorporating a remontoir and the limited edition Vagabondage series. Especially sought-after are his earliest "souscription" watches, made in 1999.

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An attractive and rare limited edition platinum wristwatch with small seconds, date, power reserve, month and zodiac indications, certificate and presentation box, numbered 86 of a limited edition of 150 pieces

Circa 2005
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$270,000 - 430,000 

Sold for HK$1,134,000

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Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021