View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2086. Octa Sport Indy 500 | A limited edition blackened aluminum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication and INDY 500 logo, Made to commemorate French racing driver Jean Alesi’s participation in the Indianapolis 500, Circa 2012 | Octa Sport Indy 500 |  限量版黑色鋁金屬腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示及INDY 500標誌,為紀念法籍賽車手Jean Alesi 參加 Indianapolis 500 而製,約2012年製.
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F.P. Journe

Octa Sport Indy 500 | A limited edition blackened aluminum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication and INDY 500 logo, Made to commemorate French racing driver Jean Alesi’s participation in the Indianapolis 500, Circa 2012 | Octa Sport Indy 500 | 限量版黑色鋁金屬腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示及INDY 500標誌,為紀念法籍賽車手Jean Alesi 參加 Indianapolis 500 而製,約2012年製

Estimate:

200,000 to - 300,000 HKD

Property of an International Collector

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Octa Sport Indy 500 | A limited edition blackened aluminum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication and INDY 500 logo, Made to commemorate French racing driver Jean Alesi’s participation in the Indianapolis 500, Circa 2012 | Octa Sport Indy 500 | 限量版黑色鋁金屬腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示及INDY 500標誌,為紀念法籍賽車手Jean Alesi 參加 Indianapolis 500 而製,約2012年製

Octa Sport Indy 500 | A limited edition blackened aluminum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication and INDY 500 logo, Made to commemorate French racing driver Jean Alesi’s participation in the Indianapolis 500, Circa 2012 | Octa Sport Indy 500 | 限量版黑色鋁金屬腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示及INDY 500標誌,為紀念法籍賽車手Jean Alesi 參加 Indianapolis 500 而製,約2012年製

Estimate:

200,000 to - 300,000 HKD

Lot sold:

441,000

HKD

Property of an International Collector


F.P. Journe

Octa Sport Indy 500

A limited edition blackened aluminum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication and INDY 500 logo, Made to commemorate French racing driver Jean Alesi’s participation in the Indianapolis 500, Circa 2012

Octa Sport Indy 500

限量版黑色鋁金屬腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示及INDY 500標誌,為紀念法籍賽車手Jean Alesi 參加 Indianapolis 500 而製,約2012年製


Dial: blackened aluminium 

Calibre: cal. 1300.3 automatic, 36 jewels

Case: aluminum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws

Case number: 544-ARS

Closure: rubber F.P. Journe strap and blackened aluminum folding clasp

Size: 42 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: F.P. Journe Authenticity Certificate

附帶證書

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly. The watch is in excellent overall condition with only very minor surface wear to the case. The case back and folding clasp is in very good overall condition.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands 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."

To commemorate French racing driver Jean Alesi’s participation in the Indianapolis 500, F.P. Journe released a highly special watch for a highly special event.

The Octa Sport Indy 500, launched as a limited series of 99 pieces numbered 501 to 599, was inspired by and branched off of F.P. Journe’s Octa Sport series. Of the 99 pieces produced, only 29 pieces of them are imprinted with the Indy 500 logo and the present watch is one of these examples. Produced with the most technical and durable of materials to withstand the rigor of racing, the watch is encased in blackened high-technology aluminum alloy, secured on a brand-signed rubber strap, and boasts a sleek black dial. Atop the dial is where the spirit of motorsport comes alive. Showing a Jean Alesi signature, the Indy 500 logo, the Lotus racing symbol, and the staple F.P. Journe Invenit et Fecit signature, the brand marries its historically established watchmaking vocation with its newfound involvement in the sporting world through its simple but effective dial design.


Consigned by an important private collector, the watch is in excellent overall condition and complete with the Authenticity Certificate.