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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2012
    Case No: 540-ARS
    Model Name: Octa Sports S
    Material: Aluminium
    Calibre: Automatic, 1300.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black F.P. Journe rubber strap, 165 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: Aluminum F.P. Journe double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With F.P. Journe Garantie Warranty, polishing cloth, DVD, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present blackened aluminum wristwatch was made in commemoration of Jean Alesi's participation to the emblematic Indianapolis 500 miles race. The watch is cased in high technology aluminum alloy used in the aeronautics. The dial is enhanced with the logos Indy 500, Lotus and Jean Alesi, further reinforces its sportive aspect and appearance. This ultra-light watch weighs only 53 grams and is produced specifically for a sporty lifestyle. Limited to 99 pieces only, the watch is in like new condition.

  • 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 fine blackened aluminium limited edition wristwatch with date, power reserve and day and night indicator, made to commemorate Jean Alesi's participation in the Indianapolis 500 in 2012

Circa 2012
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€14,400-24,100
$15,000-25,000

Sold for HK$125,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017