F.P Journe Octa Lune

Regular price
$85,000
Regular price
Sale price
$85,000
Automatic-winding
41 MM
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SKU AS09719
Article Number 40992001
case size 41 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color White
material Rose Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18K rose gold pin buckle. Also includes complete inner and outer box set, as well as factory booklet.
overall condition Great condition overall. Honest, unpolished case shows light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Dial is fantastic. Factory leather strap shows normal wear.
Automatic-winding
41 MM
– Show less
SKU AS09719
Article Number 40992001
case size 41 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2000s
dial color White
material Rose Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with signed 18K rose gold pin buckle. Also includes complete inner and outer box set, as well as factory booklet.
overall condition Great condition overall. Honest, unpolished case shows light signs of wear consistent with age and use. Dial is fantastic. Factory leather strap shows normal wear.

Why We Love it

So you’ve bought a Patek, maybe an Audemars Piguet, a few Rolexes or a Vacheron. You think you’ve seen it all and are ready to move on to more spicier horizons, and then you stumble on F.P. Journe.

Arguably the father of the modern independent watchmaking renaissance, Journe has paved the road for countless other small manufactures to make a name for themselves and share their creative eye with the industry. Journe’s legacy truly extends far beyond the watches he’s designed and executed.

Leaving school early to study horology, and working in his uncle’s clock repair shop, Journe discovered his knack for all things horology at a young age. Studying the works of Breguet and George Daniels, Journe had an eye for complication and classicism. These influences heavily impacted the look of Journe’s later creations.

After completing his studies and designing a number of commissioned pieces for private clients, Journe decided to set out on his own crafting wristwatches. Never slacking off, his earliest designs were tourbillons with constant force remontoirs —  mechanically sophisticated and extremely difficult to execute. The ambitious young watchmaker was already punching above his weight, and by the time he started his own eponymous brand, collectors were already getting excited about Journe’s promise.

The Octa Automatique Lune, introduced in 2007, captures Journe’s command of both complicated watchmaking, and unique watch designs. A guilloché dial center, Journe’s own typeface on the dial, and a funky layout of complications all come together to present a luxurious, but distinctive dial look. 

This Octa Lune is housed in a 41mm 18K rose gold case — one that sidesteps gimmicky design and construction, and instead leans on the simplicity of its curved case lines. The rose gold crown adds an ounce of flare with its beautifully detailed, rope-like motif and, in hand, there's buttery smoothness to the setting mechanism.

Adorned with a cream dial tone, this piece features a power reserve indicator at 9 o'clock, displaying its impressive 120 hours of power reserve. In actuality, the watch will remain running for closer to 180 hours. Journe only advertised 120 hours because he wanted to display power for the portion of reserve that the watch would maintain extreme timekeeping precision

Fantastic.

A subsidiary seconds register positioned at 5 o'clock is balanced by a moonphase display at 7 o'clock, as well as a 'big date' window at 11 o'clock. A chemin de fer minute track encircles the periphery and all hands have been blued — once more calling upon the look of classic Breguet dials. While there’s certainly a lot going on, the dial doesn’t feel cluttered or messy. Actually, it feels pretty damn elegant.

While Journe has a number of more complicated offerings, even his simpler designs have his creative flavor undeniably evident with every minute detail. This watch is truly a celebration of the success of independent watchmaking and Journe’s role in perpetuating it. 

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Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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