F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare limited edition PT950 platinum calendar retrograde automatic wristwatch with mother-of pearl dialOcta Calendrier, 1 of 15 pieces, Case No.286-Q, Sold in 2006
Lot 1202
F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare limited edition PT950 platinum calendar retrograde automatic wristwatch with mother-of pearl dialOcta Calendrier, 1 of 15 pieces, Case No.286-Q, Sold in 2006
Sold for HK$ 400,000 (US$ 51,612) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare limited edition PT950 platinum calendar retrograde automatic wristwatch with mother-of pearl dial
Octa Calendrier, 1 of 15 pieces, Case No.286-Q, Sold in 2006
39-jewel Cal.1300-2 automatic movement with bi-directional 22ct gold rotor, straight line lever escapement, monometallic 4-arm balance with 4 timing weights adjusted to 5 positions, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, precision chronometer, black mother-of-pearl dial, eccentric engine turned white dial with Arabic numerals and inner minute divisions, blued steel hands, aperture for day and month, subsidiary dial for running small seconds, retrograde date, retrograde sector for date, polished case, screwed exhibition case back, fitted leather strap with PT950 platinum F.P. Journe buckle, together with fitted box and certificate, case, dial and movement signed
38mm.

Footnotes

  • F.P. Journe 限量版PT950鉑金男裝日曆自動腕錶 飛返日期顯示 稀有貝母錶盤 限量生產15隻 售於2006年

    Sincere Haute Horlogerie, established in 1954, is one of Singapore's oldest and established retailers of luxury watches, with operations across Southeast Asia.
    In 2006, F.P. Journe produced just 15 pieces of the Octa Calendrier, in a unique combination of PT950 platinum case and black mother-of-pearl dial, exclusively for SINCERE Haute Horlogerie, such as this present lot. The delicate luminescent beauty of the black mother-of-pearl with its mysterious petroleum rainbow hues is the face of the exquisite Calibre 1300-2. This high complication annual retrograde calendar movement has 241 components with 21,600 v.p.h, plates and bridges crafted in 18ct rose gold and an impressive power reserve of 120 hours.

    Lauded for producing uniquely complicated and sophisticated timepieces which push the boundaries of expert horological craftsmanship, F.P. Journe is an exclusive watchmaker that produces less than a thousand timepieces annually. With exacting attention to detail, F.P. Journe's vision is that beauty begins from outside rather than from within – he commences his creative process by designing the dial and then arranging the internal mechanism accordingly.

    To our knowledge, this is the first time that this reference has been offered at auction. There are only 15 pieces in existence.
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