• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 122

    F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare platinum automatic annual calendar wristwatch with day, month and retrograde date, pink gold and silver dial

    SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, OCTA CALENDRIER MODEL, NO. 022-03Q, MANUFACTURED IN 2003

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    F.P. Journe. A very fine and rare platinum automatic annual calendar wristwatch with day, month and retrograde date, pink gold and silver dial
    Signed F.P. Journe, Invenit et Fecit, Octa Calendrier model, No. 022-03Q, manufactured in 2003
    Cal. 1300-2 rhodium-plated brass lever movement, 32 jewels, four-arm precision balance, free sprung regulator, bi-directional engine-turned 22K gold rotor, eccentric engine-turned white silver dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel "Journe" hands, subsidiary seconds, fan-shaped retrograde date indication, two eccentric windows for day and month, all screwed onto the 18K pink gold dial plate, large circular case, glazed display back secured by six screws, 18K white gold F.P. Journe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    With F.P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity and Warranty dated 13 June 2003, instruction manual, polishing cloth, three-tier wooden presentation box and outer packaging.

    The Octa Calendrier is the third complication to be integrated in the Octa automatic calibre. The integration of an annual retrograde calendar while maintaining the dimensions of the movement was another significant horological achievement. The instantaneously advancing day and month display is self-adjusting for months with 28, 30 and 31 days. The Octa annual calendar requires manual adjustment at the end of February only during the non-leap years.

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