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

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2002
    Case No: 379-02A
    Model Name: Octa Réserve de Marche
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe presentation box, service invoice and instruction manual. Furthermore accompanied by F.P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Octa Réserve de Marche was F.P. Journe’s third creation under his brand name after the Tourbillon and the Chronomètre à Résonance. It was also his first automatic watch, a piece that would be a foundation for a whole new collection to come.

    An adversary of modular complication, Journe wanted to create a base movement, with a 120-hour power reserve (a world record for a wristwatch at the time) into which could be integrated different complications without modifying the dimensions of the movement. Caliber 1300 was born measuring 30mm in diameter and 5.5 thickness.

    The Octa Réserve de Marche features all of the Journe signature elements that collectors have come to love: a gold dial with offset time indication on the right, a power reserve indicator covering a large part of the left section of the dial and a large date. Highly legible and balanced, the design aesthetic is pure F. P. Journe.

    This particular model is a very early version from 2002 as indicated on the case, and most notably displays a brass movement that is particularly sought-after by F.P. Journe collectors.

  • 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 early, rare and attractive platinum wristwatch with brass movement, eccentric time display, large date aperture, certificate of authenticity and presentation box

2002
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF60,000 - 120,000 
€58,900-118,000
$63,700-127,000

Sold for CHF176,400

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022