Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 18, 2022

LOT 175

Octa Divine Automatic, Platinum

EUR 70,000 - 90,000

USD 80,000 - 102,000 / HKD 620,000 - 800,000 / CHF 73,000 - 94,000

Sold: EUR 110,500

A very fine and rare, self-winding, platinum Chronometer wristwatch with 120-hour power reserve, large date, moon phases. Sapphirecrystal case-back screwed by six screws

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand F.P.Journe, Geneva

Model Octa Divine

Year sold in September 2006

Case No. 173-D

Bracelet leather strap with 18K white gold F.P. Journe buckle

Diameter 38 mm.

Caliber 1300-2, 18K pink gold, fausses cotes decoration, 32 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic 4-arm balance with 4 timing weights adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, bidirectional 22K gold guilloche rotor

Weight 115 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories original fitted box, guarantee certificate (blank), polishing cloth and instruction manual.


Lot in temporary importation and subject to additional fees (see our general terms and conditions of sale)


In 2001, Journe presented a collection of automatic watches, based on a single movement (with additional complications), with a single size for all the complications and with a long power reserve, improved chronometric performances and great stability over the long power reserve. The key word was uniformity, as the Octa had to be a uniform collection whatever the complications or display used – the Octa has seen several versions, including annual or perpetual calendar, chronograph, moon-phase or UTC. Still, the base movement, the dimensions and the style were shared. The movement was a 5-day power reserve calibre, with variable inertia balance and capacity to accept most types of modules.