YEAR: 2004
DIAMETER: 40 mm.
STRAP MATERIAL: F. P. Journe black CROCODILE leather strap
DIAL: 18k gold slate grey and silver
MOVEMENT: Caliber 1300.1, ruthenium-plated brass movement with 22k gold winding rotor
FUNCTIONS: Time, big date, power reserve, small seconds, month, zodiac
WITH: F. P. Journe Certificate of Authenticity confirming the sale of the watch in 2004 in Bahrain

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 Zodiaque is typically Journe in design and features the brand’s flat crown with a rope-like pattern. The month and the corresponding zodiac is indicated by two concentric discs at the periphery of the dial. The Octa Zodiaque had a short production run between 2003 and 2005 and was limited to only 150 pieces in platinum.

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