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F.P. Journe

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

Property from the Important Collector

F.P. Journe

F.P. Journe

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

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

Property from the Important Collector

F.P. Journe

Octa Réserve de Marche

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

Property from the Important Collector

F.P. Journe

Octa Réserve de Marche

早期鉑金腕錶,備日期、動力儲備顯示及銅製機芯,約2002年製


Dial: champagne

Calibre: cal. 1300 automatic, 30 jewels

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

Case number: 198-02A

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

Size: 38 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: F.P. Journe Warranty card, instruction manual and presentation box

附帶證書、說明書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All function is working properly. The dial with minor signs of oxidation creates an attractive "patina" , visible with the naked eyes. The case with minor signs of wear. Overall the watch is in very good 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."

Produced between 2001 and 2005, the Octa Reserve de Marche carries significant value for F.P. Journe, being not only the first automatic wristwatch made by the independent watchmaker, but also the world's first automatic wristwatch to reach a power reserve of over 120 hours. The automatic calibre 1300 took F.P. Journe three years of active research and development, and is produced in rhodium-plated brass. Between 1999 to 2004, F.P. Journe produced their watch movements in brass, before switching to pink gold. It is believed that there are only approximately 2000 across all models found to feature brass movement, making these early models highly sought after by watch collectors. The dial side of the watch is also equally impressive, offering a layout of asymmetrical beauty with the power reserve, big date and off centred hours and minutes, and has furthermore aged to develop an attractive patina. Truly a collector's timepiece, the present Octa Reserve de Marche is a beautiful dress watch for important occasions.