Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 302

F.P. JOURNE, OCTA JOUR/ NUIT, RUTHENIUM, PLATINUM, 99 PIECES

Very fine, rare, limited, self-winding, platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve and night/day indication.

Brand  FP Journe

Model Octa Jour Nuit Ruthenium

Year Circa 2002

Case No. 75/99-02A

Bracelet leather with platinum buckle signed

Caliber 1300

Dimensions 40 m

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Box and authenticity certificate

EUR 90,000 - 170,000 *

USD 110,000 - 208,000 / HKD 855,000 - 1,615,000

Sold: EUR 136,500


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

First introduced on the market in 2002, the ruthenium models were made exclusively in 99 pieces available in the boutiques only. The Jour/Nuit was produced only in ruthenium and featured a brass ruthenium plated movement and dial with caliber 1300. One of the most desirable limited editions made by the manufacture.
Born in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest watch manufacture in the world. From this longevity, the manufacture draws not only a considerable legitimacy on the international scene, but also, and above all, a unique “savoir-faire », illustrated in this platinium minute repeater and perpetual calendar “Patrimony ». Of all the watchmaking complications, the minute repeater is undoubtedly one of the most popular among collectors. It is triggered by a lock or push button on the side of the case. When triggered, the repetition will “read » the time thanks to a cam sensor, which will allow two hammers to sound the hours, quarters and minutes on springs. As for the perpetual calendar, it is a complication allowing the reading of the date (calendar), day, month and generally the moon-phases by automatically taking into account the length of the months and the return of leap years. For its Patrimony collection, Vacheron Constantin was inspired by the elegance of the 1950s wristwatches, as shown by the very beautiful teardrop lugs. Pure lines, a bezel with double gadroons typical of the watchmaking designs of the 1990s, a perfectly readable two-tone silver dial with many complications, a 1755 caliber with great precision and reliability, all elements that make this item a true masterpiece of virtuosity and technicality, in line with Vacheron Constantin’s motto: “Do better if possible, and that is always possible ».
* a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price, only if it is delivered within the EU.