F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2004
    Case No: 078/150-Z
    Model Name: Octa Zodiaque
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300, 28 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 cloth, and slipcase. Delivered with F. P. Journe Certificate D’Authenticite confirming its delivery of the present timepiece to Singapore in 2004.

  • Catalogue Essay

    With the Octa Zodiaque, F.P. Journe created an incredibly inventive method of displaying the date and the month, along with zodiac signs. Like gazing upon the stars, the model captures all twelve zodiacs down to a glance on the wrist. Featuring the silver and slate grey gold dial, the periphery illustrates a sky chart that is divided into twelve equal parts printed on a disc that jumps one increment at each 24 hour period.

    Made between 2004 and 2007, the model was produced in a limited edition of only 150 pieces in platinum. Not only is it the first gentleman’s wristwatch to feature central blued hour and minute hands from the brand, it is also one of the rare birds to be fitted with a brass movement instead of its pink gold counterparts for the 40mm timepieces. Boasting a power reserve of 120 hours indicated on the dial, the present example from circa 2004 is numbered 78 is paired with a midnight blue strap that perfectly complements the cool grey and blued hands on the dial. Furthermore, the present timepiece is delivered with the F. P. Journe Certificate D’Authenticite confirming its delivery to Singapore in 2004.

  • 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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An attractive and rare limited edition platinum wristwatch with small seconds, date, power reserve, month and zodiac indications, numbered 78 of a limited edition of 150 pieces

Circa 2004
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$235,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$1,512,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022