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F.P.Journe Octa Lune Platinum Reserve De Marche 38mm Moonphase Brass Movement


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Condition Pre-owned
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Availability Available now
Expected delivery Nov 20, 2019 - Nov 28, 2019
Payment Method
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Reviews: 55
This dealer is from Pompano Beach, United States of America.
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Basic Info

Listing number 74GZ00
Brand F.P.Journe
Model Octa
Code 18925
Movement Automatic
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year Unknown
Condition Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery No original box, no original papers
Location United States of America, Florida, Pompano Beach


Movement Automatic
Power reserve 120 h


Water resistance 3 ATM


Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black
Lug width 20 mm Size guide




Guilloche Dial, Power Reserve Display, Screw-Down Crown


We take trades against any of our watches!!! We also buy watches and watch packages.
F.P. Journe Octa Lune Reserve de Marche automatic is a hardcore connoisseur’s watch. At 38mm in platinum and a brass movement, this is a handcrafted masterpiece, a rare investment opportunity, and a modern icon all in one.
Discontinued long ago and already an auction house darling in its second decade of life, this Octa Lune Reserve de Marche with brass movement commands the kind of enthusiast respect usually reserved for Paul Newman Rolex Daytonas and prewar Jaeger-Lecoultre Reversos.
In order to understand the early brass-movement F.P. Journe Octa line, it is essential to understand the name on the dial. F.P. Journe ranks among the few watchmakers to have achieved legendary status within his own lifetime. French by birth, essentially self-taught, and initiated into watchmaking by way of pocket watch restoration, F.P. Journe absorbed the look, feel, and romance of 19th century Parisian watchmaking long before he entered the modern Swiss wristwatch arena.
As a result of his unique professional journey, F.P. Journe invests each of his watches with a unique look and feel that straddles two worlds; vintage pocket watches, and modern high horology wristwatches. The Octa Lune Reserve de Marche exhibits the best of both inspirations.
Despite his towering reputation, F.P. Journe only established his eponymous manufacture in 1999. In 2001, the Octa, Journe’s first line of automatic watches, was unveiled to intense public acclaim, and the Octa Lune Reserve de Marche became one of the most acclaimed stars in the Octa constellation.
The F.P. Journe Octa Reserve de Marche was available with a suite of options that permitted each buyer to tailor his order. This example features the more traditional 38mm case (Journe’s preference) and the platinum case (rose gold was an option).
While this combination is uncommon, a full brass movement is the real distinction that sets this example apart from its elite company. F.P. Journe only offered brass movements from 1999 to 2004, and this period coincides with an exceptionally low annual production rate; Journe’s small shop was anything but an industrial concern. As a result, it is estimated that fewer than 2,000 brass movement F.P. Journe timepieces were built.
Calculated asymmetry is the rule for an F.P. Journe dial, and it’s present in force on this Octa RdM. The off-center civil time sub-dial shares shoulder room with the power reserve indicator at nine o’clock. A grande date with double-digit display floats amid the yellow gold plane at 12. Both of the sandblasted yellow gold inserts are framed by polished white gold surrounds, and the silvered dial features subtle cross-hatched guilloche beneath each dial.
F.P. Journe’s caliber 1300 in-house automatic caliber resides in glory beneath the sapphire case back. Its ample 30mm diameter fills the platinum case, but the exquisitely guilloched (clous de Paris) 22 karat winding rotor is slightly smaller than the case… and slightly off center by design. Moreover, the anglage or chamfer of each bridge features a slight rusticated treatment. Rather than polish each angle to a mirror’s gleam, the evidence of the artisan’s file is left intact to highlight the role of human hands in the creation of each movement. As with the dial, Journe’s unique aesthetic sensibility defines the character of his movement.
In terms of engineering, the caliber 1300 leaves nothing to be desired. A free-sprung escapement oscillates at 21,600 VpH, and the 120-hour power reserve ensures ample autonomy for those who rotate between watches on a daily basis. The power reserve indicator itself operates in a conventional fashion; it depicts actual autonomy remaining rather than the quixotic “time since winding” (reverse RdM) scale used on more recent Journe references.
Exceptionally rare, individualist in the extreme, and already a coveted collector’s watch, the F.P. Journe Octa Lune Reserve de Marche justifies its mounting reputation as a modern grail and instant classic.
BRAND: F. P. Journe
MODEL: Octa Lune Reserve de Marche
MOVEMENT: Swiss Automatic – Brass Movement – 120 hour Power Reserve
CASE: Platinum
CROWN: Platinum Non Screw Down
SIZE: 38mm
LUGS: 20mm
DIAL: Platinum Gray & White
BEZEL: Non-Rotating
CONDITION: pre owned – Excellent
BOXES/PAPERS: Everything in pictures
STRAP/BRACELET: – Unworn F.P. Journe black alligator strap with Signed Platinum buckle.
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