F.P. Journe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2014
    Case No: 393-ARS
    Model Name: Octa Sport
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium F. P. Journe bracelet, max length 215mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium F. P. Journe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe guarantee, metal and glass lineSport fitted presentation box, F. P. Journe CD, polish cloth, product literature, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    F. P. Journe is a creative genius, who seeks to combine traditional 18th-century horology with 21st century innovation. He has established himself as one of the greatest watchmakers of the modern era. Journe watches have a wearable, classic design, imbued with his own distinct vision of horology. “Invenit et Fecit” as stated on the present watch’s dial and winding rotor, he himself invents and designs his watches looking to master watchmakers like Abraham-Louis Breguet, and George Daniels for inspiration. F.P. Journe’s success with collectors comes from the fact that he uses his immense horological knowledge and expertise – gained by restoring some of the most interesting and complex timepieces of the past two centuries – to create timepieces like no other, in terms of mechanics and design. Since his first timepieces became commercially available in the late 1990s, Journe has skillfully evolved his brand, and produces some of the most sought-after masterpieces today.

    In 2011 Journe released his “lineSport” collection including the Octa Sport and Centigraphe made in ultra-light aluminum, which was inspired by a passionate Journe collector, who as a sportsman was looking for a model he could wear during marathons and triathlons. In 2014, F. P. Journe unveiled new titanium cased models of the pair, which remained the same mechanically, but titanium proved to be a more durable metal. The new automatic Octa Sport is a sleek and contemporary wristwatch with the grey aluminum dial complimenting the grey tone of the case and bracelet. The dial is highlighted with red accents from the date numerals within the oversized apertures set slightly off-center at 12 o’clock, to the red and white day/night indication, subsidiary seconds, and the “S” in “OctaS”.

    The aluminum caliber 1300.3 is unusual for the brand which is well-known for their early brass movements, and current 18K gold movements found on other models. The present model is offered for the first time at auction by the original owner. It is complete with guarantee and presentation box. F. P. Journe is a modern master horologist who continues to produce some of the most sought after models in the market today. This is a rare opportunity to own a highly versatile sport timepiece by this important brand.

    PROPERTY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

  • 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 titanium chronometer wristwatch with large date, day/night, and power reserve indications, with bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2014
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 50,000 
CHF24,900-49,800
€24,000-48,000
HK$196,000-392,000
S$34,900-69,800

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022