Octa Jade Dial Quantième Perpétuel | Platinum | Rare Piece

  • Collection: Quantième Perpétuel
  • Model reference: Quantième Perpétuel Calendar
  • Case/Size: Platinum, 42mm
  • Dial: Special ‘jade’ stone inner dial
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Perpetual calendar
  • Specificity: Unique piece
  • Condition: Like new

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F. P. Journe Octa QP.  The Octa was one of the three foundational timepieces of François-Paul Journe.
Journe wanted to produce a base calibre that could accommodate multiple layers of complications without adding an inch to the thickness of the movement. He also wanted to achieve a higher power reserve, without increasing the size of the barrel or reducing the size of the balance.

And so began the work on the legendary Calibre 1300. As with all FP Journe Calibre references, the first 2 digits denote the size of the Calibre in French lignes and the last 2, the year in which the production on the movement started. In this case, the year 2000, and it was the first automatic movement produced by FP Journe.

Journe worked extensively on the technicality of the mainspring and finally settled on a refined version that would measure 1 meter long and 1mm thick, giving consistent power to the gear train for as long as possible. It also featured a 22K rose gold uni-directional rotor, with an autoblocant (self-blocking) ball-bearing system. While designing the movement, Journe allowed for some empty space on the dial side, to accommodate additional complications in future.

The first model introduced in the Octa line was the Octa Réserve de Marche introduced in 2001. It featured an off-center dial with hours and minutes, with an overlapping sub seconds dial, a big date aperture and a large 5-day power reserve indicator. This was followed by the Octa Calendrier and then the Octa Chronograph. The beauty of all the Octa references is that the dimensions of all the calibres measure the same, irrespective of the complication.

Succeeding the Calendrier was the 900pc limited edition Octa Quantième Perpétuel. It was launched in 2013, in platinum and rose gold, and featured the automatic Calibre 1300.03.

 

The present reference is the Octa Quantième Perpétuel in platinum with a white gold clover dial, wherein the outer part of the dial separates the inner part by a polished steel ring. But that’s not all, this 42mm beauty is according to our information made only in a handful with this special ‘jade’ stone inner dial.

The case measures 10.8mm in thickness. It features curved spring bars with a quick-release mechanism, making it easy to swap straps or clean between the lugs.

The dial features a perpetual calendar displaying the day and month in individual apertures just under 12 o’clock, big date at 6 o’clock, a 120-hr power reserve at 9 o’clock, a leap year indicator at the center, and the FP Journe logo at 3 o’clock to give the dial a perfect symmetry. It is perhaps one of the easiest to read, uncluttered perpetual calendars out there. It is also an extremely practical and easy to use timepiece, featuring a quick set function for the day and date using the crown. The adjuster for the months is hidden under the lug at 1 o’clock. This means, there are no recessed pushers along the case band, that require a special tool to operate. The chronometric power reserve is 120hrs, while the actual power reserve of this time piece is close to 160hrs, which is 7 days! Extremely efficient considering the size of this marvellous timepiece.

On the inside is the FP Journe Calibre 1300.3, featuring 18ct rosegold bridges and plates, and a 22ct rosegold rotor with a guilloche pattern. The decoration on the movement is spectacular with the mirrored and rounded bevelling on the bridges, which feature circular Côtes de Genève, perlage on the baseplate and polished screws.

This piece of modern art is offered full set and fitted on a black handmade alligator strap with a platinum FP Journe pin buckle.

 

 

F.P. Journe – Bio

François-Paul Journe was born in Marseille in 1959. An unruly child, he was sent to a local technical college at the age of 14. He went on to graduate from the Paris watchmaking school in 1976.
In 1982, after five years of work, he finished his tourbillon – and it work !
He founded the F.P. Journe company in 1999, have ever since stunned the world year after year with the visually distinctive and technically innovative watches
The motto of the brand, Invenit et Fecit (Latin for “[He] invented it and made it”) denotes that the company builds the entirety of the watches. Journe often designs brand new movements, even inventing completely new systems, like the famous resonance chronometer.

Additional information

Accessories :

Accompanied by F.P. Journe warranty card, product literature and a wooden presentation box