F.P. JOURNE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND BLACK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL
F.P. JOURNE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND BLACK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL
F.P. JOURNE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND BLACK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL
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F.P. JOURNE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND BLACK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL
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F.P. JOURNE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND BLACK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL

SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, OCTA CALENDRIER MODEL, NO. 281-Q, CIRCA 2006

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F.P. JOURNE. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND MAGNIFICENT PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION AUTOMATIC ANNUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH RETROGRADE DATE AND BLACK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL
SIGNED F.P. JOURNE, OCTA CALENDRIER MODEL, NO. 281-Q, CIRCA 2006
Movement: Automatic
Dial: Black mother-of-pearl
Case: 38 mm. diam.
With: 18k white gold F.P. Journe buckle, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging
Remark: One of 9 pieces produced for 'Sincere Fine Watches' in 2006
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This lot is subject to standard Swiss VAT rules and 7.7% VAT will be charged on the ‘hammer’ and the ‘buyer’s premium’

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Lot Essay

This extremely attractive and highly exclusive platinum Octa Calendrier is one of only 15 pieces made for the prestigious Singaporean retailer ‘Sincere Fine Watches’ with a black mother of pearl dial. A model that is almost never offered at auction due to the tiny number made, the present watch provides collectors with the rare opportunity to obtain an example of this stunning automatic annual calendar. Furthermore, the present watch is presented in superb condition.

François-Paul Journe’s ‘Octa Calendrier’ was produced between 2004 and 2015. Although all the watches of the Octa range were fitted with the same cases, interestingly there were two different case sizes – 38mm and 40mm. The rare 38mm examples such as the present watch are regarded as the size that is most coveted by Journe purists and aficionados.

The name ‘Octa’ was given as a prefix to all F.P. Journe’s automatic watches because in Latin it means ‘eight’ and the figure ‘8’ on its side signifies the concept of limitlessness or infinity.

Octa Calendrier
The Octa Calendrier was François-Paul Journe’s first annual calendar wristwatch and the third complication to be integrated into the Octa automatic calibre series. The integration of an annual retrograde calendar while maintaining the dimensions of the movement was another significant horological achievement. As was the system whereby all the indications are set via the crown, without the need for extra pushers on the case band. The instantaneously advancing day and month display is self-adjusting for months with 28, 30 and 31 days, only requiring manual adjustment at the end of February only during the non-leap years. With its unique date disc with retrograde indication and a power reserve of 120 hours, there was nothing quite like the Octa Calendrier when it first appeared on the market. Shortly after its official launch, the Octa Calendrier watch won the Special Jury’s Award at the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève in 2002.

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