YEAR: 2003
STRAP MATERIAL: F. P. Journe black CROCODILE leather strap
DIAL: 18k rose gold with silver guilloche sub-dial indicating the hours and minutes
MOVEMENT: Cal. 1300, brass movement with 22k gold winding rotor
FUNCTIONS: Time, big date, power reserve indicator
BUCKLE: Signed platinum tang buckle
WITH: An F. P. Journe Ceritificate of Authenticity confirming that this watch was delivered to Bahrain in 2003.

Ψ The endangered species straps shown here are for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, each watch will be supplied to the buyer with a black leather strap.
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Early F. P. Journe timepieces were fitted with brass movements and these are extremely collectible today. Journe timepieces maybe synonymous with 18k gold movements now but the watchmaker only started crafting his movements in gold from 2004. The early production models, between 2001 and 2004, featured brass movements – an estimated number of around 2,000. As a result Journe wristwatches with brass movements are rare and signify an epoch in the celebrated indie watchmaker’s sterling career.
The Octa was the third movement developed by the indie firm after the Tourbillon Souverain and the Chronomètre à Résonance. It was Journe’s first automatic wristwatch (with a power reserve of 120 hours) and was produced between 2002 and 2014 with an estimated production of between 700-800 pieces.

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