With F.P. Journe undated Certificate of Authenticity, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
Born in Marseille in 1957, Francois-Paul Journe graduated from the Paris School of Watchmaking in 1976 and immediately joined forces with his uncle, a noted restorer of antique timepieces. Prior to the creation of his own brand, Journe restored some of the world’s most important historical timepieces, crafted unique pocket watches to order and complications for prestigious watch brands.
In 1999, Francois-Paul Journe launched his own watch manufacture and named his creations under the label “F.P. Journe Invenit et Fecit”.
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.