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F. P. Journe
Octa Quantieme Perpetual | Platinum

Black Label

Regular price

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F. P. Journe
Octa Quantieme Perpetual | Platinum

Black Label

Regular price

The Octa Quantième Perpétuel represents an innovative and thoughtful approach to the long-established complication by François-Paul Journe. First announced in 2012, the Quantième Perpétuel builds on the watchmaker’s existing 1300.3 calibre (supporting several complications within the Octa line), as the basis for his second perpetual calendar, which was finally released in 2015.

This example, is one of few pieces from the Black Label series, created exclusively for existing F. P Journe clients. Only twelve pieces are received by the boutiques in any year, with just two pieces for each model in the collection.

In the design, Monsieur Journe used familiar pieces from the Chronomètre Souverain and Octa Calendrier. Like the Souverain, the outer track of the Quantième Perpétuel holds the embossed decorative Arabic numerals, though with the power-reserved indicator located at 9 o’clock. Borrowing from the Calendrier, the Quantième Perpétuel indicates the day and month in two concise windows, further adding the date display within two additional oversized windows at 6 o’clock, replacing the Octa Calendrier’s distinctive long arc for the date, present in Journe’s first perpetual calendar, the Octa Perpetuelle. The Quantième Perpétuel is one of the first of a generation of central dials, distinguished by a polished steel ring securing the centre of the dial.

This self-winding, Calibre 1300.3 is rhodium-plated brass, with straight Côtes de Genève embellishments, constructed with a shock absorber mechanism. It further features a straight-line lever escapement, and monometallic 4-arm balance with 4 timing weights, adjusted to 5 positions. It includes a self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, and an off-centre bi-directional 22-carat gold guilloche rotor.

Sized at 40mm, this Black Label Quantième Perpétuel features a rounded bezel, thin lugs and the manufactures' oversized ‘flat crown’ with a rope-like pattern. The entire watch is polished and mirror finished, while the crown itself is engraved. All the calendar functions are adjusted using the crown, with exception to the months (and leap year), which are advanced using a corrector concealed underneath the 1 o’clock lug. The mechanism allows for simultaneous correction of the day and date in one direction, separating it from the isolated rotation of the day in the opposite direction, once the second position of the winding stem is engaged. The Quantième Perpétuel is an instantaneous perpetual calendar, with all calendar displays jumping simultaneously, in a flash, at midnight.

This F.P. Journe Octa Quantième Perpétuel comes as a full-set, with an original F.P Journe, black alligator strap,  corresponding platinum tang buckle, its accompanying box and the Black Label certificate.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.

Brand: F. P. Journe
Model: Octa Quantième Perpétuel - Black Label
Movement: mechanical self-winding Cal. 1300.3
Functions: perpetual calendar (year, month, date, weekday) hours, minutes
Features: display-back, power-reserve display
Case: 40mm platinum
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Strap: F. P Journe black alligator strap with tang buckle
Lug/buckle width: 20/19mm
Year: sold in the Autumn 2016
Box & papers: box & papers 
This F. P. Journe Quantième Perpétueis in excellent condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. It is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

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. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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During a period of adjustment, we are unable to ship watches to the EU. We continue to offer express delivery to all other countries.

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