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F.P. JOURNE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
F.P. JOURNE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
F.P. JOURNE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
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F.P. JOURNE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE

OCTA CHRONOGRAPHE 38 MM., CIRCA 2007

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F.P. JOURNE. A VERY RARE PLATINUM AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
OCTA CHRONOGRAPHE 38 MM., CIRCA 2007
Movement: Automatic
Dial: White gold
Case: 38 mm.
With: Platinum F.P. Journe buckle, F.P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity, product literature, cleaning cloth, presentation box and outer packaging
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Lot incorporates material from endangered species that is not for sale and is shown for display purposes only. The endangered species strap shown with the Lot is for display purposes only and is not for sale.Upon sale, the watch will not be supplied to a buyer outside Hong Kong with any watch strap.

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Lot Essay

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.

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