The new F P Journe Octa Sport watch from a collection made entirely in Aluminium alloy

The new F P Journe Octa Sport watch from a collection made entirely in Aluminium alloy

After the launch of the innovative Centigraphe Sport in June 2011, first mechanical wristwatch ever all in aluminium, F.P.Journe now introduces the second model of the “lineSport”, the F P Journe Octa Sport in a high technology aluminium alloy used in the Aeronautics.

F P Journe Octa SportThe new F P Journe Octa Sport is astondingly light making for absolute comfort with a weight of only 53 grams. Conceived specifically for a sportive lifestyle, it is coupled with an automatic movement of authentic high horology. The F P Journe Octa Sport with its 120 hours power reserve features central hour and minutes, small second at 5h00, power reserve at 10h30, day/night indication at 8h00 and a large date at 1h00.

The passage from 18K rose gold – used for all other F.P.Journe movements – to a high technology aluminium alloy was not easy for obvious technical reasons. The brand perfected different methods of processing in order to make the aluminium scratch resistant and give it anti-corrosive and anti-allergic properties while maintaining the standards of high horology so specific to the F.P.Journe Manufacture. F.P.Journe took his research one step further to complete an appropriate contrast in the colour of the aluminium, never sacrificing the element of design.

The F P Journe Octa Sport aluminum movement, reserved exclusively to the lineSport, still preserves the properties of all F.P. Journe Octa calibers, with a five day power reserve and a variable inertia balance wheel for an optimum yield and an irreproachable stability. This allows for any slight movement of the wrist to automatically wind the watch. The rotor of the F P Journe Octa Sport is also made of aluminum alloy with the addition of a tungsten segment to increase the winding speed.

To efficiently protect the F P Journe Octa Sport from any shocks, rubber inserts are fixed with an outstanding process to the sides of the case and the end of each link of the bracelet. The crown and the folding clasp, engraved with the F.P.Journe signature, are also covered with a rubber coating. The folding clasp offers an adjustment system of a half link size (4mm approx.).

The F P Journe Octa Sport, like the Centigraphe Sport are also available with a black rubber strap.

F.P.Journe and the “lineSport” at Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis 500 on 27 May 2012 will see a double grand premiere: for Jean Alesi taking part in this legendary race for the first time in his career, wearing the Centigraphe Sport on his wrist, and for F.P.Journe which will have its colours on the Lotus Dallara. This partnership will promote the launch of the new F.P.Journe Sport line in the USA.

Mythical car race, Indianapolis 500 is the fastest motor race in the world, with cars attaining a maximum speed of 400 km/h, and averaging over 370 km/h. It is also the benchmark for American racing, in view of its exceptional length and the nature of the track – a 2.5 mile brick-paved oval – a ruthless test for the vehicles.

F P Journe Octa Sport technical details:

The F P Journe Octa Sport, like the Centigraphe Sport are also available with a black rubber strap.Movement:
Automatic Calibre FPJ 1300-3
Unidirectional automatic winding
Movement in aluminium alloy

Dimensions of the movement
Overall diameter: 30.80 mm
Casing-up diameter: 30.40 mm
Overall height: 5.70 mm
Height of winding stem: 3.00 mm
Diameter of stem thread: S0.90 mm

Four adjustable inertia weights
Anachron free-sprung flat balance spring
Mobile stud holder
Free Sprung
Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
Pinned GE stud
Frequency : 21’600 Alt/h, 3 Hz
Inertia : 10.10 mg/cm2
Angle of lift : 52°
Amplitude :
0 h dial up : > 300°
24 h dial up : > 280°

Main characteristics
Three position crown:
Winding of the watch in position 0, clock wise
Correction of date in position 1, anti clockwise
Correction of time in position 2
Instant jump calendar
Off centre winding rotor in Titanium with
Tungsten segment
Barrel with slipping spring
Escapement 15 tooth

Centred hours and minutes
Small second at 6h00
Day/Night indication at 9h00
Power reserve at 10h30
Large date at 1h00

120+/- 12 hours
Winding Speed on watch winder: 274 rotations / 24 hours

Circular Côtes de Genève on bridges
Partly circular graining on baseplate
Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
Chamfered and circular grained wheels
Steel components hand polished and chamfered

Aluminium alloy with rubber inserts
Diameter: 42.00mm
Total height: 11.60mm

Aluminium alloy and sapphire
Superluminova hands
Superluminova appliqué indexes
12 luminescent points

Number of parts
Movement without dial 286
Cased up with Aluminium bracelet 510
Cased up with rubber strap 354
Jewels 40
Rubber 72

Total weight 53 g
Movement alone 11 g
Sapphire glass sub dial 2 g

Visit the F P Journe website for further information on the F P Journe Octa Sport watch and Centigraphe Sport

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