F.P. Journe. A very fine Limited Edition platinum automatic calendar wristwatch with power reserve and day/night indication  Octa Réserve de Marche Jour et Nuit, No.49/99-02, Circa 2003

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F.P. Journe. A very fine Limited Edition platinum automatic calendar wristwatch with power reserve and day/night indication
Octa Réserve de Marche Jour et Nuit, No.49/99-02, Circa 2003

Sold for £ 81,312 (US$ 108,867) inc. premium
F.P. Journe. A very fine Limited Edition platinum automatic calendar wristwatch with power reserve and day/night indication
Model: Octa Réserve de Marche Jour et Nuit, No.49/99-02
Date: Circa 2003
Movement: Ruthenium plated 30-jewel Cal.1300 automatic, mono-metallic 4-arm balance with 4 timing weights adjusted to 5 positions, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, off-centre bi-directional 22K gold rotor
Dial: Grey ruthenium-plated gold dial, eccentric Arabic hours and minutes to guilloché engraved silvered dial, subsidiary seconds at 6, power reserve indicator for 120 hours, aperture for date, day/night indication on sapphire glass disc, blued steel hands
Case: Polished round, exhibition back secured by 6 screws, engine turned winding crown with 'cordes de Marseille' texture
Strap/Bracelet: Black F. P. Journe alligator leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed platinum buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 40mm
Accompaniments: F. P. Journe box, outer card, instruction manual

Footnotes

  • 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 belief 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.

    Each of the models in the Octa series possesses its own identity, although all share a common design and microengineering lineage. The Octa Réserve de Marche is the premier model in the series and hence is emblematic of the aesthetic and technical virtues of the Octa calibre. The 207 components mechanism with an impressive 120 hours power reserve capability comprises a 22-carat rose gold rotor accompanied by dedicated 4-arm balance with inertial adjustment and frequency of 21,600 vph. This series was only available to loyal clients of F. P. Journe.
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F.P. Journe. A very fine Limited Edition platinum automatic calendar wristwatch with power reserve and day/night indication  Octa Réserve de Marche Jour et Nuit, No.49/99-02, Circa 2003
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