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F.P. Journe | Octa Jour et Nuit, A limited edition platinum wristwatch with ruthenium dial, ruthenium-coated brass movement, date, power reserve and day and night indication, Circa 2003 | Octa Jour et Nuit 限量版鉑金腕錶,備釕金屬錶盤、釕金屬塗層銅製機芯、日期、動力儲備及晝夜顯示,約2003年製

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 HKD

F.P. Journe | Octa Jour et Nuit, A limited edition platinum wristwatch with ruthenium dial, ruthenium-coated brass movement, date, power reserve and day and night indication, Circa 2003 | Octa Jour et Nuit 限量版鉑金腕錶,備釕金屬錶盤、釕金屬塗層銅製機芯、日期、動力儲備及晝夜顯示,約2003年製

F.P. Journe | Octa Jour et Nuit, A limited edition platinum wristwatch with ruthenium dial, ruthenium-coated brass movement, date, power reserve and day and night indication, Circa 2003 | Octa Jour et Nuit 限量版鉑金腕錶,備釕金屬錶盤、釕金屬塗層銅製機芯、日期、動力儲備及晝夜顯示,約2003年製

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,071,000

HKD

F.P. Journe


Octa Jour et Nuit

A limited edition platinum wristwatch with ruthenium dial, ruthenium-coated brass movement, date, power reserve and day and night indication, Circa 2003

Octa Jour et Nuit

限量版鉑金腕錶,備釕金屬錶盤、釕金屬塗層銅製機芯、日期、動力儲備及晝夜顯示,約2003年製

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Dial: ruthenium

Calibre: cal. 1300.3 automatic, 40 jewels

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

Case number: limited edition 93/99

Closure: black F.P Journe alligator strap and platinum buckle

Size: 40.5 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: F.P. Journe Certificate of Origin

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The dial is very attractive but with very minor and light spotting in places. The bezel with surface wear that can be seen with the naked eye. The band with signs of wear. The case back with signs of wear. Otherwise the watch has not been polished and 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."

As a dial material, ruthenium has been reserved for the most important F.P. Journe models and is highly sought after by collectors today. Produced between 2003 to 2004, the present Octa Jour et Nuit is limited to 99 pieces only and displays an exceptional dial design with its asymmetrical beauty. The right side of the dial exhibits the time only functions, while the left side of the dial expresses its complicated personality, elegantly laying out the date, day and night and power reserve indication. The highlighted material - ruthenium, offers a delicate grey texture on the dial surface, reflecting light in a noble and extremely sophisticated way. Aside from the dial, the brass movement calibre 1300.3 is also plated with a coating of ruthenium. The automatic movement features a 22k gold rotor and a wonderous spring barrel which provides approximately 120 hours of power reserve. Exquisite in all ways, the present watch is an architectural and horological phenomenon.