F.P. Journe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2015
    Case No: 111-AL
    Model Name: Automatique Lune
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Automatique Lune finds its roots within the Octa Lune that was launched in 2003 and in the same year won the “Best Men’s Watch” award at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) - the most prestigious award ceremony in the watch industry. It was part of the “Octa” collection, stemming from the first automatic calibre developed by Journe (after the tourbillon and resonance movements) which had such an incredible adaptivity that five watch models, all 38 mm in diameter and all with different complications, eventually employed it. The movement also sported an astounding 120 hours power reserve.

    The Automatique Lune, launched in 2015 takes the same indications as found in the Octa Lune but this time with central hands, an enlarged date aperture and a sapphire moonphase display.

    The 271 component Cal. 1300.3 beats within the Automatique Lune, this movement features optimized winding, even for those with a very sedentary life, whereby even the slightest movement of the arm would put the rotor in motion and wind the watch.

  • 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 exquisite and distinguished pink gold automatic wristwatch with moonphases, power reserve and large date

Circa 2015
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF40,000 - 80,000 

Sold for CHF63,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022