F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2014
    Case No: 286-AR
    Model Name: Octa Auto
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by F.P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity card stamped Montres Journe Genève S.A. dated 17th December 2014, cloth and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Octa collection was first launched in 2001, making it one of the very first serially produced models. However, after enjoying a much appreciated response from enthusiasts and collectors, Francois Paul Journe decided to enhance the functionality of the Octa by introducing a self-winding caliber 1300.3. Featured in the case is an immediately noticeable 22K gold rotor generating momentum to power the caliber. The in-house movement is with no doubt the most competitive advantage that the manufacture holds. The precise engineering and delicate craftsmanship required to execute the standard of F.P. Journe is most definitely admired by even the most discerned individuals in the industry.

    The Octa Auto was first introduced in 2007 with various complications featured in the family, such as the Octa Luna featuring a moonphase on the dial and the present example Octa Auto featuring a power reserve indicator on a clean white multi-textured dial. The production of the Octa Auto was discontinued in 2018. The present example is complete with the original certificate of authenticity and the fitted presentation box.

  • 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 date, power reserve indication, small seconds, certificate and presentation box

Circa 2014
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 235,000 

Sold for HK$187,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

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