F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2020
    Case No: 398-AR
    Model Name: Octa Automatique Réserve Havana
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 37 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 guarantee stamped Montres Journe Hong Kong dated 17th June 2020, leather holder, cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Regarded as one of the greatest modern watchmakers of our time, F.P. Journe is one of the most sought-after independent brand who combines innovative technical approach with traditional craftsmanship. Amongst the much-loved collection by the atelier such as the coveted Chronomètre Bleu in chrome blue, the prestigious Black Label only offered to the brand’s loyal clients, or the recent release of the green dial made for the Dubai Boutique, F. P. Journe introduced yet another alluring colorway in 2016.

    Debuted on the Octa Automatique Lune and the Octa Automatique Réserve like the present example, the warm tobacco brown dial dubbed “Havana” shifts in apparent depth of tones and saturation as the light changes. Developed by Journe’s own dialmaker, Les Cadraniers de Genève, the colour is a combination of gold and ruthenium that underwent rigorous adjustment to perfect the formula. The Octa models both cased in a discreet 40mm diameter platinum case with Clous de Paris hobnail pattern taking centre stage, combined with soft cream coloured hands and numerals that beautifully complements the warm hues of the Cuban brown.

    Blending comfort, innovation and personality into one, the Octa Automatique Reserve Havana features the calibre 1300.3 with a variable inertia balance wheel for an optimum stability and a mono-directional 22K pink gold rotor that uses the slightest movement of the wrist to optimise the winding. The one-meter long mainspring and extremely fast automatic winding give these watches autonomy of more than five days (120hr) which makes them very comfortable to wear. The central hours as well as the large date are easily read. Presented in attractive overall condition and accompanied by its original guarantee and accessories, the present timepiece will most certainly attract the ever growing enthusiast and collectors of F.P. Journe.

  • 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 wristwatch with small seconds, power reserve indication, date, “tobacco brown” dial, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$250,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$819,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021