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 2018
    Case No: No. 228-QP
    Model Name: Octa Quantième Perpétuel
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1300.3, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum F.P. Journe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by F.P. Journe International Guarantee card dated March 28th, 2018, USB key (user manual), polishing cloth, fitted presentation box, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The successor to the Octa Calandrier, F.P. Journe’s automatic annual calendar wristwatch, the current Quantième Perpétuel was first introduced in 2012 in a 40mm or 42mm case in platinum or pink gold, like all modern Journe offerings. In transition between the Calandrier and the present Perpétuel was the Octa Perpetuelle made for the Tokyo Boutique, a limited series of 99 pieces whose layout was very much similar to that of the Calandrier, but with a full perpetual calendar complication rather than annual calendar. The current Quantième Perpétual draws design inspiration from the Octa Divine and the quatrefoil layout. Rather than an offset display, the day, date, month, and power reserve are in quadrants, with the leap year indicator subtly displayed around the center post. This lends itself to extreme legibility and ease of use.

    As with all watches in the Octa series, the movement is based on the same caliber 1300.3 with 120-hours of effective power reserve, specially engineered by Journe so that the case would always stay the same. Two stand-out features of the Quantième Perpétuel exemplify the genius of François-Paul Journe: simultaneous, instantaneous jumping of all calendar indications – the date, day, and month – at midnight, and the ability to simply adjust each calendar indication without the use of any tool.

    The present Quantième Perpétuel, in 40mm platinum case and fitted with a white gold dial, is presented in excellent, hardly worn condition, with all of its original accessories.

  • 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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An innovative and distinctive platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with leap year indicator, power reserve, guarantee, and presentation box

Circa 2018
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$100,000 - 160,000 

Sold for $126,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN

New York Auction 10 - 11 December 2022