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The following five lots, 118 - 122, are consigned by a private collector. All cased in platinum, the watches are preserved in like new condition.
The first series of F.P. Journe's production, such as the watches offered here for sale, featured a different dial finish, rendering the pink gold a more bronze-coloured hue. Examples from the very first generation are today much sought-after collector's watches.
Lots 119 to 122 are from the celebrated Octa collection of mechanical wristwatch chronometers, introduced into the market in 2001. The series is distinguished by the self-winding movements with the extraordinary power reserve of 5 days or 120 hours while maintaining a case diameter of 38 mm. and thickness of 5.7 mm., regardless of the complications added.