F.P. Journe - The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN New York Saturday, December 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: F.P. Journe
    Year: Circa 2019
    Case No: 026-ARS2
    Model Name: Octa Sports Automatique Réserve
    Material: Titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Titanium F. P. Journe bracelet, max length 160mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Titanium F. P. Journe double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by F. P. Journe fitted presentation box, polish cloth and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    F. P. Journe launched his brand at the start of the new millennium offering his Tourbillon Souverain wristwatch in 1999, and Chronomètre á Resonance in 2000. His technical innovations and craftsmanship lead to the creation of contemporary modern marvels, which today are some of the rarest and most sought after timepieces in the international market. In 2011, Journe released his Octa Sport line made in ultra-light aluminium, which was inspired by an important collector of the brand - a sportsman who sought a timepiece he could wear while completing a marathon or triathlon. Journe once again excited the watch world with his introduction of the next generation Octa Sport Automatique Réserve 2 in 2018 with three models: platinum with blue-mauve dial, 18K 6N gold with Ruthenium dial, and Grade 5 titanium with either anthracite or yellow dial, like the present example.

    Sporting a racing yellow dial, the Octa Sport Automatique Réserve 2 is a lightweight mechanical marvel, weighing under 75 grams including the bracelet. Featuring a 44mm diameter case made in titanium with matching bracelet, it is 2mm larger than its predecessor, with the addition of a ceramic bezel insert. The dial features a power reserve at 10 o’clock, a bean-shaped aperture indicating day and night with a new gradient touch, an upsized date window with larger typography, and bolder hour markers with a modern black outline. Designed for optimal legibility, the timepiece is fitted with Journe’s in-house cal. 1300.3. Made of aluminium with an off-center winding rotor in titanium with tungsten barrel, it provides an impressive six day power reserve.

    The present Octa Sport with yellow dial is offered by the original owner and is in excellent overall condition. It is a wonderful reminder of the technical innovation and craftsmanship demonstrated by this modern master.

    A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this lot will go to benefit Ukrainian refugees through Chabad Schluchim.

    Consigned by 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 fine and attractive titanium wristwatch with large date, small seconds, day and night indication, power reserve indication, yellow dial, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2019
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

$30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $63,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022