View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2087. Octa Zodiaque | A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, month, power reserve, Zodiac indication and brass movement, Circa 2004 | Octa Zodiaque | 限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、月份、動力儲備、黃道十二宮顯示及銅製機芯,約2004年製.
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F.P. Journe

Octa Zodiaque | A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, month, power reserve, Zodiac indication and brass movement, Circa 2004 | Octa Zodiaque | 限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、月份、動力儲備、黃道十二宮顯示及銅製機芯,約2004年製

Estimate:

400,000 to - 700,000 HKD

Property from an Important Southeast Asian Collector

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

Octa Zodiaque | A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, month, power reserve, Zodiac indication and brass movement, Circa 2004 | Octa Zodiaque | 限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、月份、動力儲備、黃道十二宮顯示及銅製機芯,約2004年製

Octa Zodiaque | A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, month, power reserve, Zodiac indication and brass movement, Circa 2004 | Octa Zodiaque | 限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、月份、動力儲備、黃道十二宮顯示及銅製機芯,約2004年製

Estimate:

400,000 to - 700,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,071,000

HKD

Property from an Important Southeast Asian Collector


F.P. Journe

Octa Zodiaque

A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, month, power reserve, Zodiac indication and brass movement, Circa 2004

Octa Zodiaque

限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、月份、動力儲備、黃道十二宮顯示及銅製機芯,約2004年製


Dial: slate grey

Calibre: cal. 1300 automatic, 30 jewels

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

Case number: limited edition 149/150

Closure: grey unsigned alligator strap and platinum F.P. Journe buckle

Size: 40 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case with signs of wear to the bezel. The band with surface wear and a very minor ding at 4 o'clock. The case back with signs of wear. Otherwise the watch is in good overall condition. The buckle with signs of wear.


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."

Produced exclusively between 2004 and 2007, the all-platinum F.P. Journe Octa Zodiaque is perhaps one of the most highly coveted watches in the brand’s repertoire. A limited edition collection, the brand released only 150 examples of the Octa Zodiaque—the present watch, as marked on the caseback, is piece 149 of 150. Aesthetically speaking, the Octa Zodiaque brings to the table a highly archetypical F.P. Journe look. Featuring a 40 mm platinum dress watch case, the brand’s signature flat crown and a slate grey dial, the watch exudes an air of timeless class. Functionally speaking, the dial displays an outer chapter communicating both the month and its corresponding Zodiac sign—alluding to the name of the collection. The outer circle moves reliably each day and is driven by a large date system located at the 12 o’clock position. Sitting between 8 and 9 o’clock is a power reserve indicator of 120 hours with a highly legible date aperture propped directly above.


While the dial design is undoubtedly attractive, the interest and attention are actually more so directed towards the movement. As the first automatic movement to deliver up to 120 hours of ultra-precise timekeeping through reserved power, the launch of the Octa in 2001 was a huge feat for F.P. Journe. Looking through the exhibition caseback, one may see that the movement of the present watch is rhodium plated brass—an indicator of the watch being an earlier-produced example, and an indicator of just how valuable the current piece is, for there exists only approximately 2000 brass movements across all model lines. A watch that effortlessly blends the best of form and function, the Octa Zodiaque is a physical snippet of F.P. Journe’s history, a highly rare treasure, and in essence, the perfect dress watch.