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    Sale 1243

    Important Watches

    15 March 2016, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 157

    F.P. JOURNE. A VERY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CERTIFICATE AND BOX

    SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, OCTA CHRONOGRAPH MODEL, NO. 081-02C, CIRCA 2003

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    F.P. JOURNE. A VERY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CERTIFICATE AND BOX
    SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, OCTA CHRONOGRAPH MODEL, NO. 081-02C, CIRCA 2003
    Cal. 1300 automatic movement, 30 jewels, engine-turned 22k gold rotor, engine turned white dial with eccentric time display, Arabic numerals, blue Journe hands, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 60 minute register, outer chronograph track, aperture for date, all below gold plates secured by six screws, circular case, two chronograph buttons in the band, glazed display back secured by six screws, platinum F.P. Journe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.


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    With F.P. Journe undated Certificate of Authenticity, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present lot is in excellent condition and is further more offered with an instruction manual signed by Francois Paul Journe.

    With the Octa Chronographe, François-Paul Journe revolutionized the classical conception of a chronograph. Integrated within the Octa automatic winding calibre measuring 30 mm in diameter and 5.7 mm in thickness, the chronograph is housed in a space just 1 mm thick. This space is also occupied by the twin concentric large date display discs. To achieve such a performance, François-Paul Journe imagined flattening the usual column wheel to transform it into a cam wheel. This means it is the profiled rim instead of the column which actions the chronograph levers. A single sliding lever returns the chronograph seconds and minutes to zero by disengaging the brakes at the precise moment when it hits the specially profiled reset parts. These two innovations make it possible to reduce the mechanism to three levels. In this more compact version, the result is a sturdy movement ensuring long-term reliability. It is fitted with flyback and reset functions and a 60 minutes counter, the date is shown by large, separate numerals, according to a patented display mode.

    Furthermore, the model is not in production anymore.

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    lots are subject to 5% import Duty on the importation value (low estimate) levied at the time of collection shipment within UAE. For UAE buyers, please note that duty is paid at origin (Dubai) and not in the importing country. As such, duty paid in Dubai is treated as final duty payment. It is the buyer's responsibility to ascertain and pay all taxes due.
    (for watches) Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue have bands which may be made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile and which may not lawfully be exported from the sale site without a CITES export permit. As explained above, these lots are marked with the symbol (~) in the catalogue.Accordingly, for purchased watches that are to be shipped out of the sale site for delivery,Christie’s will need to remove and retain the band before shipping the watch and buckle.