F.P. Journe - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023 Geneva Friday, September 8, 2023 | Phillips

    • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
      Year: Circa 2004
      Case No: 130-04L
      Model Name: Octa Lune
      Material: Platinum
      Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300, 30 jewels
      Bracelet/Strap: F.P. Journe alligator strap
      Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
      Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
      Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
      Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe outer presentation box, instruction manual, and travel sleeve pouch.

    • Catalogue Essay

      - The present platinum Octa Lune (moon in French) features Journe’s signature dial layout. The offset time telling functions are presented on the right side of the dial whilst the large date, power reserve indicator and moon-phase display are placed on the left-hand side.

      - In 2004/2005 Journe decided to switch to rose gold movements for its watches and increased the dimensions to 40mm, making the present Octa Lune in a 38mm platinum case and brass movement an extremely sought after and limited version that was only made for about a year.

      - Preserved in excellent overall condition, the present rare and early Octa Lune from 2004 is a wonderful opportunity to own an extremely rare and sought after timepiece.

    • 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 38mm platinum wristwatch with small seconds, date, power reserve indication, moon phases, brass movement and presentation box

Circa 2004
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Full Cataloguing

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF107,950

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Fall 2023

8 - 15 September 2023