F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2008
    Case No: 518-Q
    Model Name: Octa Calendrier
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 37 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe warranty dated 17th July 2008 stamped Montres Journe Hong Kong Limited, instruction manual and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the world of independent watchmaking, the 21st century witnessed a boom in talented watchmakers establishing their own, such as F.P. Journe. With an enigmatic vision of innovation, mechanical prowess and fine artisanal craft, F.P. Journe timepieces are executed to the highest level in haute horology in every single class. With an ever growing demand for these extremely well-executed timepieces in recent times, the production for these timepieces have always remained limited as each timepiece is finished and assembled by hand.

    Introduced in 2005, the Octa collection is the firm’s line of wristwatches all with a common trait of bearing a self-winding caliber. One of the first models introduced in the series was the Octa Calendrier, featuring an annual calendar complication with retrograde-style dates, presented in the firm’s iconic asymmetrical dial layout. Fitted with a 22K gold off-centered rotor, the feature enables a higher efficiency of self-winding. Discontinued in 2014, the Octa Calendrier is one of the most sought after timepieces from the collection.

    The present example F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier in platinum from circa 2008 with an attractive grey dial is offered here accompanied by its full set of accessories. With a substantial surge in demand for F.P. Journe timepieces today, this is a great opportunity for collectors to acquire a discontinued example of one of the most iconic models manufactured by the firm.

  • 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 very fine and attractive platinum annual calendar wristwatch with retrograde dates, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2008
40.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$195,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$567,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

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