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F.P. Journe

Octa Chronographe Ruthenium reserved


An extremely attractive, highly collectible and very rare limited-edition chronograph wristwatch of the Swiss watch brand F. P. Journe Invenit et Fecit, founded in 1999 by the French watchmaker François-Paul Journe. Limited edition launched in 2001–2003. Case in platinum 950, diameter 40mm, 10.6mm thick, sapphire caseback. Matte textured solid gold dial with dark grey ruthenium coating, silver subdials with clous de Paris guilloché pattern, fine circular groove and thin metal frames fixed by screws, blued steel hands. Caliber 1300, thin, self-winding, mainplate and bridges in brass with dark grey ruthenium coating, gilt engravings, rotor in 22k rose gold with ‘grain d’orge’ guilloché pattern, power reserve up to 160 hours. Functions – hours and minutes sub-dial at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 5 o’clock, instantaneous big date at 12 o’clock, flyback chronograph with central seconds counter and 60-minute counter at 9 o’clock. F. P. Journe black leather strap, F. P. Journe platinum pin buckle. Limited edition of 99 pieces.


The Octa Chronographe Ruthénium Limited Edition No. 33/99-02C is a very rare and attractive purchase for the collector and F. P. Journe watchmaking expertise aficionado, who will receive a beautiful, elegant, and very rare chronograph wristwatch from this famous watch brand, one of the undoubted leaders in the haute horlogerie watch market. The unique, memorable and instantly recognisable style with an asymmetric dial layout, ruthenium finish of the dial, and first-generation movement crafted from brass with a unique ruthenium coating, which is gaining more and more interest in the collectors’ community, makes the present lot extremely notable and desirable.


CasePolished platinum case 950/1000 chronograph pushers at 2 & 4 o'clock, sapphire caseback
DialRuthenium coated dial, silvered & engine turned sub-dials, silvered seconds track, big date at 12 o'clock, 60 seconds & 60 minute counters, time display & small seconds on the right side, blued hands
MovementRuthenium coated automatic movement, engine turned 22k white gold rotor, chronograph function
Case No.33/99


Case:Good, only small signs of use
Dial:Very good
Movement:Very good, all function working well
Amplitude (Dial on top/Lift angle 52):ca. 270 degrees
Accuracy (Dial on top):ca. -10 sec / day


We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from Switzerland or Europe, your watch will be sent the same working week. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working week.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on the choice of courier and destination.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.


All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards.

Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new.

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

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