F.P.Journe “Octa Sport Indy 500” Limited Edition

In commemoration of Jean Alesi’s participation to the emblematic Indianapolis 500 miles race, Swiss luxury watch brand F.P.Journe has created a Limited Series of 99 pieces, the “Octa Sport Indy 500”, numbered 501 to 599. Inspired by the Octa Sport model, this special edition timepiece is produced in high technology Aluminium alloy used in the Aeronautics. The blackened Aluminium case and black dial, with the F.P.Journe Invenit et Fecit signature, featuring the logos Indy 500, Lotus and Jean Alesi, reinforces its sportive aspect and places this Limited Series in the category of watches associated with car races.

A watch of an astonishing lightness for absolute comfort as it only weights in its whole 53 grams. It is thought and conceived specifically for a sportive lifestyle, and coupled with an automatic movement of authentic high horology. The “Octa Sport Indy 500” offers a 120 hours power and features central hour and minutes, small second at 5h00, power reserve at 10h30, day/night indication at 8h00 and a large date at 1h00.

F.P.Journe undertook long researches to find an ultra light and resistant material to receive this exceptional calibre; while maintaining the standards of high horology so specific to the F.P.Journe Manufacture. The “Octa Sport Indy 500” features the new all Aluminium alloy F.P.Journe movement reserved exclusively to the models of the line Sport. The brand also perfected different methods of processing in order to make the aluminium scratch resistant and give it anti-corrosive and anti allergic properties.

The ”Octa Sport Indy 500” Aluminum alloy movement 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. Rubber inserts are fixed with an outstanding process to the sides of the case to efficiently protect the watch from any shocks, in line with bumpers of ancient automobiles. The crown and the folding clasp, engraved with the F.P.Journe signature, are also covered with a rubber coating.

Technical details
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
Blackened Aluminium alloy with rubber inserts
Diameter: 42.00mm / Total height: 11.60mm

Dial
Blackened 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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