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    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 340

    F. P. JOURNE. A LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, MONTH AND ZODIAC

    SIGNED F. P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, NO. 062/150-Z, ZODIAQUE, CIRCA 2004

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    F. P. JOURNE. A LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, MONTH AND ZODIAC
    SIGNED F. P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, NO. 062/150-Z, ZODIAQUE, CIRCA 2004
    Cal. 1300 nickel-finished chronometer lever movement, free sprung gyromax balance, 22k gold rotor, 18k gold dial in slate-grey, silvered engine-turned chapter ring, Arabic numerals, eccentric subsidiary seconds dial, two apertures for date at 11 o'clock, fan-form 120 hour power reserve, outer revolving ring calibrated for month and zodiac indication, polished circular case, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws, case, dial and movement signed, platinum F. P. Journe buckle
    40mm diam.


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    Accompanied by a F. P. Journe Certificate January 6, 2005, wooden presentation box, instruction booklet and outer packaging.

    F.P. Journe produced the Octa Zodiaque in a limited edition of 150 pieces between 2003 and 2005. With the dial that transitions from simplicity in the center to complication around the edges, Journe alluded to the position of the stars in the sky. The outer ring rotates to display the current zodiac sign at the 12 o'clock position. The silver and slate grey dial is reminiscent of the other models of the Octa collection; however, the Zodiaque is only the second watch from F.P. Journe that features central hour and minute hands.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.