View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2138. Octa Réserve de Marche | A platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve indication and brass movement, Circa 2002 | F. P. Journe | 鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備顯示及銅製機芯,約2002年製.
2138

F. P. Journe

Octa Réserve de Marche | A platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve indication and brass movement, Circa 2002 | F. P. Journe | 鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備顯示及銅製機芯,約2002年製

F. P. Journe

F. P. Journe

Octa Réserve de Marche | A platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve indication and brass movement, Circa 2002 | F. P. Journe | 鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備顯示及銅製機芯,約2002年製

Octa Réserve de Marche | A platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve indication and brass movement, Circa 2002 | F. P. Journe | 鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備顯示及銅製機芯,約2002年製

F. P. Journe

Octa Réserve de Marche

A platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve indication and brass movement, Circa 2002

F. P. Journe

Octa Réserve de Marche

鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備顯示及銅製機芯,約2002年製


Dial: yellow gold

Calibre: cal. 1300 automatic, 32 jewels

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

Case number: 260-02A

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

Size: 38 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: none

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The dial is in excellent condition and very attractive. The watch is in excellent overall condition with very minor signs of wear to the case only. 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."

The Octa collection embodies the original legacy of F. P. Journe's automatic watches. In fact even today, F. P. Journe would still be using the same calibre he developed back in 2001. Developed with longevity in mind, the calibre 1300 features a off-centered rotor to reserve space for future complications to be incorporated, which turned into reality down the line. The present example is from F. P. Journe's very first attempt of an automatic watch, the Octa Réserve de Marche. It features a movement crafted in rhodium plated brass, which would be an extremely desirable trait from collectors. As a young brand, F. P. Journe would control their budget by employing the use of brass as a movement material until approximately 2004, phasing out brass and favouring the use of pink gold as a movement material. These brass movement watches however deem extremely collectible as it represents the earliest heritage of the brand. According to research, not more than approximately 530 brass movement Octa Réserve de Marche were produced. The present example is cased in platinum with a yellow gold dial and preserved in excellent overall condition.