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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2007
    Case No: 243-C
    Model Name: Octa Chrono
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.2, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe warranty card stamped Montres Journe Hong Kong Limited dated 15th October 2007, instruction manual, cloth, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    F.P. Journe is an independent brand that has gained a global reputation like none other over the years, especially in recent times. With a decorated career in the field of watchmaking working for the likes of Patek Philippe as master watchmaker, F.P. Journe set out to create his very own brand in 1999. In 2001, Journe launched his very first self-winding movement via the Octa collection. Offered in various models, the Octa chronograph was among one of the very first models launched in the collection, satisfying his brand objective of creating autonomous, precise and practical timepieces.

    The very first examples of the Octa chrono were encased in 38mm diameter cases with a brass movement via the cal. 1300. In 2004, the movement was upgraded utilizing a fully 18K pink gold movement with a bi-directional rotating rotor via the cal. 1300.2. In 2007, the movement was upgraded again featuring a uni-directional rotating rotor via the cal. 1300.3. The Octa chrono was discontinued in 2008, making way for the Centigraphe Souverain.

    Fresh-to-the-market and consigned by the original owner, it is complete with its original guarantee and presentation box.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

Σ955

A very fine and attractive platinum flyback chronograph wristwatch with small seconds, date, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2007
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$490,000 - 940,000 
€52,300-100,000
$62,800-121,000

Sold for HK$1,638,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021