F.P. Journe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: ARS
    Case No: 396
    Model Name: Octa Automatique Réserve Sport
    Material: Titanium with rubber inserts
    Calibre: Automatic, 1300.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium F.P. Journe bracelet, 200 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium F.P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe Warranty Card, polishing cloth and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    F.P. Journe, whose timepieces encapsulate 18th century watchmaking, surprised the horological world in 2011 when he presented a "Sports" line of models in ultra-light aluminium cases with more sporty dial, configurations and colours. According to Journe, the series was inspired by a key collector of the company who was looking for an ultra-light sports watch that was powered with a high horology movement.

    The watch's red components, big luminous Arabic numerals, a power reserve indication, enlarged date window, and a day/night indicator, certainly give the timepiece an energetic appearance. Furthermore, not only is the casing built of ultra-light titanium, but the movement is also rather impressively made in aluminium alloys exclusively for the "Linesport" collection. Rubber inserts are precisely applied onto the links of the titanium bracelet, side of the case and crown in order to extensively protect the timepiece from any shocks coming from any direction. The folding clasp too, just as the case and bracelet, is covered with rubber coating and offers an adjustment system up to 4mm.

  • 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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Ref. ARS
A fine and attractive lightweight titanium wristwatch with date, power reserve and day and night indication, warranty and presentation box

2019
40 mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 
€19,600-39,300
$21,200-42,500

Sold for CHF81,900

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022