Manufacturer: F.P. Journe Year: Circa 2002 Case No: 15*/02A Model Name: Octa Réserve de Marche Material: Platinum Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300, 32 jewels Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F. P. Journe buckle Accessories: Accompanied with International Guarantee, Outer and Inner manufacturer's box, instruction booklet and unused polishing cloth.
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.
Consigned from the original owner, fresh to market and complete with full accessories. This 38mm brass movement Octa Réserve de Marche is found in unpolished condition and represents a potential trophy discovery for collector's of early original Journe.