View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2146. Octa | Jour et Nuit Ruthenium A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2002 | F.P. Journe | Octa Jour et Nuit Ruthenium |  限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約2002年製.
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F. P. Journe

Octa | Jour et Nuit Ruthenium A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2002 | F.P. Journe | Octa Jour et Nuit Ruthenium | 限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約2002年製

F. P. Journe

F. P. Journe

Octa | Jour et Nuit Ruthenium A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2002 | F.P. Journe | Octa Jour et Nuit Ruthenium | 限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約2002年製

Octa | Jour et Nuit Ruthenium A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2002 | F.P. Journe | Octa Jour et Nuit Ruthenium | 限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約2002年製

F. P. Journe

Octa Jour et Nuit Ruthenium

A limited edition platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve, day and night indication, ruthenium dial and movement, Circa 2002

F.P. Journe

Octa Jour et Nuit Ruthenium

限量版鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備、晝夜顯示、釕金屬錶盤及機芯,約2002年製


Dial: ruthenium

Calibre: cal. 1300 automatic, 32 jewels

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

Case number: 23/99-02A

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

Size: 40 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: F.P. Journe Certificat, tool, loupe, instruction manual and presentation box

附帶證書、腕錶工具、放大鏡、說明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The case with minor signs of wear towards the bezel and bands, visible with the naked eyes. Otherwise the watch is in excellent 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."

While any watch created by F.P. Journe could be considered a collector’s item due to the limited production of the Swiss manufacturer, watches of the Ruthenium Collection were made to be items of Francois-Paul Journe’s creative expression and exclusive products for selected longstanding clientele. The collection consists of five models produced from 2002 to 2005, each of which were limited to 99-piece production meaning the entire collection totals to 495 pieces.


The Octa Jour et Nuit made its debut in 2002 and has only ever appeared in the Ruthenium collection, making it one of the rarest F. P. Journe complications. Ruthenium, a rare precious metal belonging to the platinum group of the periodic table, is scratch resistant and insensitive to oxidization making it an incredibly durable material rarely seen in watches, but rather often used in aerospace engineering or electronics due to its composition. Aesthetically, ruthenium is also remarkable with a unique smokey grey color and a high shine finish, giving the watch a sleek and stylish appearance.


Numbered 23 out of 99, this fine timepiece is a physical piece of horological history. Especially because the watches of ruthenium collection are some of the last to be powered by brass movements before the manufacturer’s transition to pink gold movements, which are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.