Timekeepers Club / February 17, 2023

F.P.Journe Octa Automatique for the Action Innocence Foundation

Gstaad, February 16, 2023 - Action Innocence organized a charity gala during which F.P.Journe renewed his commitment to the Foundation with the donation of a unique version of the Octa Automatique.

Action Innocence was founded in Geneva in 1999 by Mrs. Valérie Wertheimer. Its first mission was to point out the emerging abuses of the Internet and to denounce what was being prepared in terms of pedocriminality. The Foundation has developed and given free of charge to interested police services an AntiPedoFiles tracking software that has allowed the arrest of thousands of individuals consuming child pornography material. One of the first actions was to develop a prevention program targeting children, informing them of various risks surrounding the Internet : coming across disturbing and/or illegal images ; the disclosure of personal data ; meeting the wrong kind of people ; sexting ; cyber-bullying, Internet addiction. More recently, the Foundation has decided to tackle the premature exposure of children to screens, the effects of which are worrying for childcare professionals who are noticing worrying behaviors in their practices: delayed speech development, difficulty relating to other children, attention span deficit, poor fine motor skills, lack of interest in traditional games.

At the end of the evening, the Octa Automatique presented with an exclusive dial made especially for the occasion was auctioned. Varnished, lacquered, honed and polished by hand, the face of the watch echoes themes similar to the Tourbillon Souverain, élégante and Chronomètre Optimum donated to the Geneva foundation in 2015 and 2017.

This unique piece attracted the interest of many collectors and was finally sold for CHF 1'000'000.


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