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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: 2010
    Case No: 37/99-OP
    Model Name: Octa Perpétuelle
    Material: Titanium and 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F. P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe Certificate stamped Montre Journe S.A. Geneve dated February 10, 2010, purchase invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In celebration of the enduring admiration and devoted following within the Japanese community, François-Paul Journe marked a significant milestone by inaugurating his maiden boutique in Tokyo in 2003. Nestled in a minimalist Tadao Ando-designed structure in Aoyama, the boutique has served as a robust connection between the brand and its most valued clients in Japan. In recognition of his steadfast enthusiasts, F.P. Journe introduced a series of five limited edition timepieces under the Tokyo Anniversaire collection, characterized by a distinctive titanium case with pink gold case and adorned with exceptional ruthenium-coated dials. This series comprised the Souverain, Tourbillon, Resonance, Centigraphe, and the showcased Octa Perpétuelle.

    Bearing a striking resemblance to the Octa Calendrier, the Octa Perpétuelle not only showcases two apertures for the month and day, along with an semi-circular retrograde date, but also features an exclusive pink gold safety pusher at 8 o'clock for a swift annual adjustment of the months. Reflecting the brand's innovative and thoughtful ethos, "Invenit et Fecit," the complexity lies in the concealed leap-year indication discreetly positioned within the oval aperture of February. Cleverly devised by the self-winding calibre 1300.3 perpetual calendar movement, the month of February is displayed as 1FE, 2FE, 3FE, and BFE for bissextile February, signifying the leap year.

    Encased in a contemporary 40mm diameter titanium case, the charcoal grey of the ruthenium dial gracefully contrasts against the pink gold hands and calendar accents, solidifying its distinguished appeal within the Tokyo Anniversaire series. Exceptionally rare and highly sought-after, the Octa Perpétuelle is limited to only 99 pieces, with the present example numbered 37 preserved in excellent overall condition and accompanied by its full set of accessories. Crafted with genuine affection and dedicated passion, this Octa Perpétuelle is undoubtedly an opportunity not to be missed for the discerning collector of Journe timepieces.

    Please note that the proceeds of the present timepiece will be donated by the consignor to UNICEF.

  • 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 rare, fine and attractive limited edition titanium and pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, ruthenium dial, certificate and presentation box, numbered 37 of a limited edition of 99 pieces, made exclusively for the 5th anniversary of the F. P. Journe Boutique Tokyo with proceeds going to charity

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF254,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024