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F.P. Journe - Octa Sport, the new timepiece from "lineSport"

F.P. Journe Octa Sport, the new timepiece from "lineSport"

Exclusive new watch of astounding lightness.

Press release

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.

 

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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.


 

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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.


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
Instant jump calendar   
Off centre winding rotor 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  
Partly circular graining on baseplate 
Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
Chamfered and circular grained wheels
Steel components hand polished and chamfered

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

Dial:
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

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

 

 

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