F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2007
    Case No: 218-Q
    Model Name: Octa Calendrier
    Material: Platinum, with 18K yellow gold movement
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300-2, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F. P. Journe buckle
    Dimensions: 38 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Certificate of Authenticity stamped by Sincere Watch Limited on Jan 12, 2007, F. P. Journe wooden fitted presentation box and product literature

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the modern world of horology, François-Paul Journe, or F. P. Journe, is synonymous with innovation, technology and fine artisanship. With an enlarged date indication, the present watch - the Octa Calendrier - is a magnificent wristwatch which includes an annual calendar complication as well as an incredible power reserve of over 120 hours. Designed with astounding technological mastery, the single mainspring of the movement offers five days of power reserve. More importantly, the watch was specially designed to remain highly accurate throughout the duration of those five days.

    Fitted with a platinum case, this timepiece is a rare and fine example of the highly collectable Octa Calendrier series which was in production from 2005 to 2014. The movement fitted within this F. P. Journe’s watch was made with 18K gold and adorned wondrously. As seen through the transparent case back, the guilloche-patterned, bi-directional winding rotor is certainly an eye-catching wonder that will capture any beholder’s attention. This rotor is also uniquely mounted off-center to bolster its efficiency of self-winding. All of the bridges are decorated with circular stripes and the base plate has received a perlage treatment resulting in a beautiful presentation. While the manufacturer’s tagline is “Invenit Et Fecit”, meaning “Invented and Made” in Latin, the present watch certainly holds up to the motto.

  • 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 and attractive platinum annual calendar wristwatch with day, date and month indication, retrograde date hand, Certificate of Authenticity and presentation box

Circa 2007
38 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$287,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018