F.P.Journe introduces a new design for the Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport.
The two models are available with a 44 mm diameter case in Titanium grade 5 of anthracite colour with an assorted bracelet. The bezel in Titanium and ceramic follows the codes of the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante with numbers engraved in the Titanium base. For the first time, a new bright yellow dial brings a new intensity to the lineSport with luminescent appliqué numbers surrounded with black as well as sapphire counters with red numbers.
The Titanium is frequently used in boating and the aeronautics for its lightness and it high resistance to corrosion and wear. Its matte finishing is emphasizing its contemporary sportive aspect. In a constant quest for performance and lightness, the movement is made from Aluminium alloy, each watch weighing 75 grams.
The hand-wound mechanical movement of the Centigraphe indicates elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials.
The Octa Sport features a day and night indication and a date now even larger (4.7 x 2.6 mm) for optimal readability. The automatic winding mechanical movement with a Titanium rotor and a Tungsten segment uses any slightest movement of the wrist to increase the winding of the watch providing 160 hours of power reserve.
The Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport are also available with a case and bracelet in Platinum or 18K red Gold with hammered finishing.
THE CENTIGRAPHE SPORT
The Centigraphe Contributes to the Medical Research of the ICM
Godfather of the Centigraphe Souverain, Jean Todt remains the initiator of F.P.Journe’s engagement towards the ICM – Institute of Brain and Spinal Cord in Paris – to help fight degenerative diseases.
In purchasing an F.P.Journe Centigraphe, you are also supporting the medical research carried out by the ICM. Along with Professor Gérard Saillant, Luc Besson, Jean Réno, Jean Todt, Michelle Yeoh and Michael Schumacher, amongst others, François-Paul Journe has committed to the ICM in donating 30% of the profits from the sale of each Centigraphe Sport to the ICM, with no time limit. (www.icm-institute.org).
Patented ergonomic chronograph
The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker at 2 o’clock in the case band, instead of the usual buttons on either side of the crown. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented (No EP 818 734 A1).
Patented chronograph mechanism
A second patent (No EP 1 978 424 A1) was granted for the mechanism’s ingenious configuration, which effectively isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function. This means the balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running. The hands of the 100th of a second counter, the 20 seconds, and the 10 minutes hand are driven by 2 different wheel trains, themselves driven by the centre of the mainspring. Another separate train of wheels, also driven by the barrel arbor, drives the 10-minutes hand.
1/100th-second recorder hand
The 100th of a second’s hand, released by the watch’s escapement, makes one revolution of the dial per second. A wheel mounted on the escape wheel (4th wheel of the going train) releases the arbor to which the hand is fitted. The seconds are driven by the going train from the barrel, and by the energy of the chronograph train, as transmitted by the barrel arbor.
One ingenious feature of the 100th of a second is that it may be stopped anywhere along its one-second journey around its dial, even between two 100th-second divisions, enabling a fractional reading. This is achieved by vertically disengaging the pinion of the 100th of a second hand from that of the escapement, which presses on the pivot shank and acts as a brake.
Return to zero
The 20-seconds hand and the 10-minutes hand are zeroed back by hammer levers acting on the snail cams. The 100th of a second hand is stopped at zero by a beak protruding from its pinion, which presses on a lever and thus blocks the chronograph train.
Maintaining power and power reserve
The barrel features a maintaining power system in order to ensure that the driving force does not decrease during winding. The mainspring supplies at least 80 hours of power reserve without the chronograph, and 24 hours with the chronograph running.
THE OCTA SPORT
Zoom on the winding of the Octa calibre
The Octa calibre 1300-3 is a constant search for functionality and provides a power reserve of 160 hours. The unidirectional winding of the exclusive off-centre F.P. Journe rotor in 22K red Gold is achieved by a self-locking ball bearing system.
Thus each movement, no matter how slight, is utilized for the optimal winding of the watch and an irreproachable stability.
The Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport are is available in the F.P.Journe Boutiques in:
Paris – Geneva – New York – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Los Angeles – Miami – Beirut – Kiev