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F.P. Journe

Automatique Lune Havana 'AL2' A pink gold automatic wristwatch with date, power reserve and moon phases, Circa 2021

Restricted Species

Estimate:

45,000 to - 65,000 USD

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Automatique Lune Havana 'AL2' A pink gold automatic wristwatch with date, power reserve and moon phases, Circa 2021

Automatique Lune Havana 'AL2' A pink gold automatic wristwatch with date, power reserve and moon phases, Circa 2021

Estimate:

45,000 to - 65,000 USD

Lot sold:

69,300

USD

F. P. Journe


Automatique Lune 'Havana'

A pink gold automatic wristwatch with date, power reserve and moon phases


Dial: havana brown

Caliber: cal. 1300.3 automatic

Case: 18k pink gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws

Closure: 18k pink gold F.P. Journe buckle

Size: 40 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories:F.P. Journe presentation box with outer packaging, International Guarantee Card dated 2021 and polishing cloth

Case: The case is in overall excellent like-new condition.

Dial: The dial is in overall excellent condition.

Movement: Date and moon phase functions operating. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.

***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping and the state of California.***


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Francois-Paul Journe began his career as a clock restorer in France. Ultimately, the talented watchmaker created his own manufacture in 1999. His innovative approach to watchmaking and great sense of design inevitably made Francois-Paul Journe one of the most acclaimed independent watchmakers and the only one to win the celebrated Aiguille d’Or prize three times.


Referenced simply as the AL2, the new Octa Automatique Lune was released in 2019 in 40 mm and 42 mm. It preserves the distinctive style of the first AL model, while managing to be recognizably different; featuring a larger dial and date display than its predecessor.


What makes this model especially striking is the unique Havana dial, compared to the classic silvered dial. It was developed by F.P Journe’s in-house dial makers in a process lasting several months, by mixing a combination of gold and ruthenium.


While this piece is undeniably attractive, it is the movement that F.P. Journe is famed for. In 2007, the Octa Auomatique Reserve and Octa Automatique Lune debuted the new 1300.3 movement, which is the third major update on the movement used in the Octa line (it was slowly spread to the rest of the Octa line). The key difference between the updated caliber and the previous 1300 movements was the introduction of a new rotor with a ball bearing system allowing for uni-directional winding. Collectors previously had problems getting their watch’s power reserve to its full capacity, so the idea of the new movement was that every small movement was utilized to wind the watch. 


The Octa Automatique Lune is quintessentially a F.P Journe, with its perfect combination of balance and aesthetics. The present lot is offered in overall like new condition with its full accessories.