The F.P.Journe Octa Calendrier in Platinum. When you start talking about innovation and great engineering in the world of horology, the name Francois-Paul Journe is sure to come up. F.P. Journe is driven by the desire to innovate and create something new, a watch or movement design that has not been done before – even by him, so all of his watches are new inventions designed and executed by him and his team at his manufacture in Geneva. The company tagline is “Invenit Et Fecit”, translated to “Invented and Made”. As one grows their collection, certain complications are always on the list and annual calendars are one of the most useful and intricate complications. While they might not get the media attention of their leap year-tracking cousins, annual calendars are an amazing feats of engineering. The only separation from a perpetual calendar is that an annual calendar must be advanced by one day on March 1st. The rest of the year, as long as you keep the watch movement wound, it will never need an adjustment. This particular watch, the F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier, was the very first wristwatch to include an annual calendar with a large date indication as well as a power reserve of more than 120 hours. The F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier is equipped with a sapphire crystal exhibition case back so, you don’t have to just talk about the merits of this innovative movement, you can turn the watch over and actually see it in all of its 18k gold glory. The F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier Platinum self-winding automatic watch, features a 40mm platinum case surrounding a grey dial on a black alligator strap with a platinum tang buckle that will make your collection stand out. The watch comes in original packaging, with a set of documents.