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F.P. Journe. A very fine limited edition platinum automatic flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and certificate
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F.P. Journe. A very fine limited edition platinum automatic flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and certificate

SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, INVENIT ET FECIT, OCTA CHRONO MODEL, CASE NO. 090-03C, CIRCA 2005

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F.P. Journe. A very fine limited edition platinum automatic flyback chronograph wristwatch with date and certificate
Signed F.P. Journe, Invenit et fecit, Octa Chrono model, case no. 090-03C, circa 2005
Movement: cal. 1300, automatic, 22K gold rotor, signed
Dial: matte 18K white gold, signed
Case: engraved glazed display back secured by six screws, two chronograph buttons in the band, 38 mm. diam., signed
With: platinum F.P. Journe buckle, Certificate of Origin and instruction manual
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Lot Essay

This wristwatch is an example of the “first series” Octa Chrono from the workshop of one of the most acclaimed contemporary independent watchmakers: F. P. Journe. Made in a limited series of 99 pieces, the “first series” is distinguished by the caliber 1300 rhodium-plated brass movement with 22K gold rotor and 38 mm. case.

François-Paul Journe was born in Marseille in 1957. He graduated from the Paris School of Watchmaking in 1976 and immediately joined forces with his uncle, a noted restorer of antique timepieces. Before creating his own complete line of wristwatches, Journe restored some of the world’s most important historical timepieces, devised and built unique pocket watches to order and designed and made complications for prestigious watch brands. In 1996, Journe established a workshop in Geneva, designing and making watch mechanisms for other brands. Three years later, in 1999, he launched his own watches under the label “F.P.Journe Invenit et Fecit”.

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