F.P. Journe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII Hong Kong Friday, November 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2012
    Case No: 012-ARS
    Model Name: Octa Sport Aluminium
    Material: Aluminium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Aluminium F. P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe guarantee stamped Montres Journe Hong Kong Limited dated 19th March 2012, instruction manual, CD-ROM, additional rubber strap, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Steering away from his usual polished designs, F.P. Journe's Octa Sport is a stylish contemporary automatic wristwatch with a charcoal grey dial and an aluminium bracelet to match. Notably, rubber inserts are fixed onto the sides of the case, which not only protects the timepiece from shocks and impact but also gives it a distinctive look. A dream to wear on the wrist, this exclusive aluminium watch is feather light.

    The matte aluminium dial is highlighted by complementary pops of red and white, from the date numerals within the signature date apertures, the AM/PM indication, the small seconds and the model’s designation under 12 o’clock. These red accents on the dial further enhance the sportiness of this model.

    Reserved exclusively for the Linesport series, the aluminium cal. 1300.3 marks the first movement ever to be created from this material, and is an unusual choice for the brand apart from its iconic brass and pink gold movements. Powered by an aluminium alloy and tungsten segmented rotor, the movement provides a five-day power reserve and a variable inertia balance wheel for an optimum yield and stability, allowing optimal winding with even the slightest movement of the wrist.

    Offered by the original owner, the present Octa Sport is complete with its guarantee and presentation box. Furthermore, the set is accompanied with a brand new uncut black rubber strap for its new owner. F. P. Journe is a modern master horologist who continues to produce some of the most sought-after models in the market today. Discontinued in 2014, this is a rare opportunity to own a highly versatile aluminium sports watch from this important brand.

  • 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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Property from an Important Asian Collector


A fine and attractive aluminum wristwatch with large date, small seconds, day and night indication, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2012
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$300,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$508,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Deputy Chairman, Watches, Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023