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 2011
    Case No: 48/99-OP
    Model Name: Octa Perpétuelle
    Material: Titanium and 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 39 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold F. P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Jourme certificate stamped Montre Journe S.A. Geneve dated 2nd April 2011, purchase invoices, instruction manual, cloth, product literature, F. P. Journe “Manga”, boutique correspondence, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In celebration with the long-standing affection and cult-like following from the Japanese community, François-Paul Journe landmarked his very first boutique in Tokyo in 2003. Situated in a minimalist Tadao Ando building in Aoyama, the boutique has been a strong bridge between the brand and its most important clients in Japan. To honour his loyal passionates, F.P. Journe released a series of five limited edition timepieces featuring a distinctive two-tone titanium case with pink gold accents, and fitted with an exceptional ruthenium coated dials as the Tokyo Anniversaire collection. The series included the Souverain, Tourbillon, Resonance, Centigraphe and the present example the Octa Perpétuelle.

    Bearing much resemblance like the Octa Calendrier, the Octa Perpétuelle not only displays two apertures for month and day and an arced retrograde date, but also an exclusive pink gold safety pusher at 8 o’clock for quick annual adjustment of the months. Representing the innovative and thoughtful approach “Invenit et Fecit”, the complication lies in the concealed leap-year indication hidden within the oval aperture of February. Cleverly deviced by the self-winding calibre 1300.3 perpetual calender movement, the month of February displays as 1FE, 2FE, 3FE and BFE for bissextile February to indicate the leap year.

    Housed in a modern 40mm diameter titanium case, the charcoal grey of the ruthenium dial contrasted gracefully against the pink gold hands and calendar accents, further cementing its distinguished appeal for the Tokyo Anniversaire series like no other. Extremely rare and highly sought-after, the Octa Perpétuelle is made in a limited edition of only 99 pieces, the present example numbered 48 is preserved in excellent overall condition and accompanied with its full set of accessories. Made with the genuine affection and dedicated passion, the present Octa Perpétuelle is with no doubt an opportunity not to miss for the discerned collector of Journe timepieces.

  • 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 rare, fine and attractive limited edition two-tone titanium and pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde date, ruthenium dial, certificate and presentation box, numbered 48 of a limited edition of 99 pieces, made exclusively for the 5th anniversary of the F. P. Journe Boutique Tokyo

Circa 2011
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$550,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$2,142,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021