F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE Hong Kong Monday, November 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: ARS
    Case No: 002
    Model Name: Octa Automatique Réserve Sport
    Material: Aluminium
    Calibre: Automatic, 1300-3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Aluminum F.P. Journe bracelet, 170 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Aluminum F.P. Journe concealed double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With F.P. Journe Garantie dated 30 January 2013, instruction manual, DVD, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released as F.P. Journe’s very first sport watch in 2011-2012, the Octa 8 is an incredibly light timepiece that weighs around 53 grams. While the present watch is made with aluminum, the Sports Octa 8 is now only available in titanium due to the difficulty and softness of working in aluminum.

    The present watch, no. 2, is very rare and difficult to come by.

  • 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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Ref. ARS
A fine and lightweight aluminium bracelet watch with date, power reserve and day and night indication

Circa 2013
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$130,000 - 180,000 

Sold for HK$150,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

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