F.P. Journe The New lineSport
The ultra lightweight new F.P.Journe timepieces take the aluminium alloy a step further for a proficient sporting activity
Asia Tatler - 9 May 2012
Known for inventing completely new horology systems, F.P.Journe introduces the all-new Octa Sport, the second member to its lineSport collection, sporting high technology aluminium alloy used in aeronautics. Unlike the Centigraphe Sport released last June, Octa Sport wears a classic F.P.Journe design, but sportier and ultra lightweight, for only 53 grams.
Replacing 18K rose gold movement used in other F.P.Journe timepieces, the special lightweight aluminium alloy used in Octa Sport is a technological breakthrough and comes with much-lauded benefits: not only is the Octa Sport scratch-resistant, but the superior material also gives anti-corrosive and anti-allergic qualities to the masterpiece.
The new lineSport-exclusive aluminum movement preserves the properties and craftsmanship of all F.P.Journe timepieces. The astoundingly lightweight Octa Sport beats to the Automatic Calibre FPJ 1300-3 in aluminium alloy, with unidirectional automatic winding and a 120-hour power reserve. It also adopts a variable inertia balance wheel for an optimum yield and an absolute stability - any slight movement of the wrist will automatically wind the watch.
The appearance is where superior aesthetics meets perfect ergonomics. This latest addition to the lineSport collection features central hour and minutes; small second at 5 o'clock; power reserve at 10:30; day and night indication at 8 o'clock; and a large date at 1 o'clock for an intuitive read. The aluminium alloy case measures 42mm in diameter and the dial sees a perfect combination of aluminum alloy and sapphire.
To ensure the Octa Sport is efficiently protected from shocks, rubber inserts are fixed with an outstanding process to the sides of the case and at the end of each link of the bracelet. Engraved with the F.P.Journe signature, its crown and folding clasp are both protected with a rubber coating.
The Octa Sport is available on aluminium bracelet or a black rubber strap.