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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 246-AL
    Model Name: Octa Automatique Lune, "France-Chine 50"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with F.P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity dated 25th August 2014 stamped Montres Journe Paris S.A.S., cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    For the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between France and China, Francois-Paul Journe with his roots from Marseille, was proudly appointed as the official watchmaker to represent the brilliance of traditional Haute Horlogerie. To mark this milestone between the two countries, a pair of limited edition timepieces were created, an Octa Automatique Lune with a novel French blue dial, and an Elégante with a majestic jade dial.

    Part of the Octa collection, the present example is encased in a 40mm platinum case and powered by a 22K pink gold self-winding rotor with an impressive 120 hour power reserve. With a limited production, the official release of 10 pieces of this beautiful monochromatic dial with embossed red commemorative logo were only available from each of the ten F.P. Journe boutiques worldwide, with possibly in addition a handful more made by special request. Offered in an excellent condition, Phillips is honoured to present this rare boutique edition by one of the most influential watchmakers of modern era for the first time.

  • 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. 246-AL
A rare and attractive limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve, moon phases, certificate and presentation box, made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China

Circa 2014
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$230,000 - 380,000 
€24,500-40,600
$29,500-48,700

Sold for HK$1,764,000

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