F.P. Journe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2012
    Case No: 679-Q
    Model Name: Octa Calendrier
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F. P. Journe buckle
    Dimensions: 40.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe wooden presentation box and outer packaging, additional strap, and polishing cloth.

  • Catalogue Essay

    F. P. Journe is a 21st century watchmaker with a noble vision of innovation, mechanical prowess, and fine artisanal craftsmanship. His timepieces are manufactured to the highest level in haute horology for every collection introduced. With an ever growing demand for these extremely well-executed timepieces in recent times, the production has remained limited as each watch is designed, manufactured, finished, and assembled by hand.

    Made between 2005 and 2014, the present Octa Calendrier features a 40mm platinum case with an 18 karat rose gold automatic movement. One of the first models introduced in the Octa series, the Octa Calendrier features an annual calendar complication with retrograde-style date sector, presented in the firm’s iconic asymmetrical dial layout. Fitted with a 22 karat gold off-centered rotor, the feature enables a higher efficiency of self-winding. The watch has a contemporary look, with unequivocal signs of traditional watchmaking with iconic blued steel hands, and guilloché engraving on the main dial. The Octa Calendrier is one of the most sought after timepieces from the Journe collection.

    The present F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier in platinum from approximately 2008 with an attractive grey dial is offered here for the first time at auction. With a substantial surge in demand for F.P. Journe timepieces today, this is a great opportunity for collectors to acquire a discontinued example of one of the most iconic models manufactured by the firm.

  • 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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A very fine and attractive platinum annual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, and presentation box

2012
40.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

Estimate
$60,000 - 120,000 
CHF59,700-119,000
€57,500-115,000
HK$471,000-942,000
S$83,700-167,000

Sold for $163,800

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022