F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2007
    Case No: 301-L
    Model Name: Octa Lune
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300-2, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe guarantee stamped Grassy Madrid dated 22nd February 2007 and instruction manual.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2001 as the third calibre after the Toubillon Souverain and the Chronomètre à Résonance, the Octa collection is the first self-winding movement by the brand. Debuting within the new model Octa Réserve de Marche first with a brass movement until 2004, and transitioned into the solid pink gold movements used in more recent years. Two years after its debut in 2003, the Octa Lune was introduced and remain in production until 2015 and was awarded the GPHG Montre Homme award. Cased in pink gold or platinum, the reference features three variants of dials: pink gold, yellow gold and white gold such as the present example. Aesthetically much like its elder sibling the Octa Réserve de Marche, the Octa Lune features a celestial touch by an addition of a moon phases at 7 o’clock beneath the 120 hours power reserve indication.

    Part of the transitional batch, the present platinum example fitted with a white gold dial is powered by the self-winding bi-directional rotor calibre 1300-2 in pink gold. Integrated with a. straight-line lever escapement and monometallic 4-arm balance with 4 timing weights, the movement is further finish with the brand’s finesse of Côtes de Genève decorations. The present Octa Lune in excellent condition epitomizes Journe’s philosophy of technical expertise, design acumen and legibility and is a wonderful opportunity to own an interesting and fine timepiece from one of horology’s greatest artisans.

  • 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, date, power reserve indication, moon phases and guarantee

Circa 2007
40mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$390,000 - 780,000 

Sold for HK$693,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)