News SIHH 2012

Octa Sport

The new timepiece from the F.P.Journe “lineSport”
A collection entirely in Aluminium alloy

The Watch Quote™ - February 2nd, 2012

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

This exclusive new watch of an astounding lightness for absolute comfort weighs only 53 grams. Conceived specifically for a sportive lifestyle, it is coupled with an automatic movement of authentic high horology. The 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 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 Octa Sport is also made of aluminum alloy with the addition of a tungsten segment to increase the winding speed.

To efficiently protect the watch 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 Octa Sport, like the Centigraphe Sport are also available with a black rubber strap.

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F.P. Journe Octa Sport

Technical Specifications

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
Balance: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
Calendar :Instant jump
Winding rotor :Off centre in Titanium with Tungsten segment
Barrel :with slipping spring
Escapement :15 tooth
Indications:Centred hours and minutes
Small second :at 6h00
Day/Night indication :at 9h00
Power reserve :at 10h30
Large date :at 1h00
Autonomy:120+/- 12 hours
Winding Speed 
on watch winder
:274 rotations / 24 hours 
Decoration:Circular Côtes de Genève on bridges
Baseplate:Partly circular graining
Screw heads:Polished with chamfered slots
Wheels:Chamfered and circular grained
Components:Steel hand polished and chamfered
Case:Aluminium alloy with rubber inserts
Total height:11.60mm
Dial:Aluminium alloy and sapphire
Indexes:Superluminova appliqué
12 luminescent points
Number of parts
Movement without dial:286
Cased up with Aluminium bracelet:510
Cased up with rubber strap:354
Weight:Total 53 g
Movement alone:11 g
Sapphire glass sub dial:2 g

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