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F. P. Journe Octa Automatique Reserve Platinum FIRST 20 MADE! Ref. Octa Automatique Reserve

F. P. Journe Octa Automatique Reserve Platinum FIRST 20 MADE! (39223)

FP Journe Octa Automatique Reserve, this example is one of the first 20 examples made of the Octa Automatic Reserve, platinum case on as trap with a platinum tang buckle, automatic F. P. Journe caliber 1300.3, 120-hour power reserve, white gold dial with reverse embossed and polished Arabic numeral hour markers, big date, small seconds at 4 O'Clock, matching white gold hands, sapphire crystal, display back, size: 40mm. Like new with service box. Serial number 02X-AR. (39223)


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This is a platinum FP Journe Octa Automatique Reserve. It has a leather strap with a platinum tang buckle and scratch resistant sapphire crystals. It has a "rope" embellished signed pull out winding crown and turning it in opposite directions at position 2 sets the date, while the time is set with the crown in position 3. There is an exhibition sapphire crystal display case back secured with 6 screws and engraved with "FP.JOURNE – INV. FECIT – PT-950 – OCTA AUTOM," and a serial number. The 40mm diameter solid two-body case, convex bezel, and straight lugs are polished. The dial has a whitened guilloche silver center, applied different sized Arabic numeral hour markers that are embossed from the back and then bright polished, and blued Journe hands with a black railway-style perimeter minute track on a plain concentric reserve. It includes a running small seconds sub dial between 4 and 5 o'clock, a date aperture between 11 and 12 o'clock, and a power reserve indicator wedge with a blue indicator hand at 9 o'clock. It has a 120-hour/5-day power reserve at full winding, and it's water resistant to 30 meters/100feet. It includes a Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC) certificate, and the 10.6mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This FP Journe Octa Automatique Reserve has an automatic self-winding FP Journe caliber 1300.3 that's brass and rhodium plated with fausses cotes embellishment. It's decorated with circular stripes on the bridges, a partly circular grained baseplate, gilt engravings, and polished screw heads with chamfered slots. It includes pegs with polish rounded ends, and the steelwork has polished chamfers and straight graining. It's constructed with 37 jewels, 259 components, and a shock absorber mechanism. It has uni-directional automatic winding, an in-line lever escapement with a 15-tooth wheel, and a balance with 4 inertia weights adjusted to 5 positions. There is a flat Anachron microflamed spring, a mobile stud holder, a self-compensating free-sprung balance, a pinned GE stud, and a three-position crown slipping mainspring. It has an off-center bi-directional 22K gold guilloche rotor, with a winding speed of 274 clockwise revolutions every 24 hours without mainspring slipping. The rotor oscillates with a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz). The movement is engraved "Exclusive Power Reserve System" and "Precision Chronometer." The FP Journe Octa Automatique Reserve Octa Automatique Reserve was introduced in the 2000's.

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