F.P.Journe Centigraphe Sport and Octa Sport 2018

F.P.Journe introduces a new design for the Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport. The two models are available with a 44 mm diameter case in Titanium grade 5 of anthracite color with an assorted bracelet. The bezel in Titanium and ceramic follows the codes of the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante with numbers engraved in the Titanium base. For the first time, a new bright yellow dial brings a new intensity to the lineSport with luminescent appliqué numbers surrounded with black as well as sapphire counters with red numbers.

The Titanium is frequently used in boating and the aeronautics for its lightness and it high resistance to corrosion and wear. Its matte finishing is emphasizing its contemporary sportive aspect. In a constant quest for performance and lightness, the movement is made from Aluminium alloy, each watch weighing 75 grams.

The hand-wound mechanical movement of the Centigraphe indicates elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials.

The Octa Sport features a day and night indication and a date now even larger (4.7 x 2.6 mm) for optimal readability.

The automatic winding mechanical movement with a Titanium rotor and a Tungsten segment uses any slightest movement of the wrist to increase the winding of the watch providing 160 hours of power reserve.

The Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport are also available with a case and bracelet in Platinum or 18K red Gold with hammered finishing.

Hand-wound Calibre 1506

Patented ergonomic chronograph: The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker at 2 o’clock in the case band, instead of the usual buttons on either side of the crown. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented (No EP 818 734 A1).

Patented chronograph mechanism: A second patent (No EP 1 978 424 A1) was granted for the mechanism’s ingenious configuration, which effectively isolates the chronograph from the timekeeping function. This means the balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running. The hands of the 100th of a second counter, the 20 seconds, and the 10 minutes hand are driven by 2 different wheel trains, themselves driven by the centre of the mainspring. Another separate train of wheels, also driven by the barrel arbor, drives the 10-minutes hand.

1/100th second recorder hand: The 100th of a second’s hand, released by the watch’s escapement, makes one revolution of the dial per second. A wheel mounted on the escape wheel (4th wheel of the going train) releases the arbor to which the hand is fitted. The seconds are driven by the going train from the barrel, and by the energy of the chronograph train, as transmitted by the barrel arbor. One ingenious feature of the 100th of a second is that it may be stopped anywhere along its one second journey around its dial, even between two 100th-second divisions, enabling a fractional reading. This is achieved by vertically disengaging the pinion of the 100th of a second hand from that of the escapement, which presses on the pivot shank and acts as a brake.

Return to zero: The 20-seconds hand and the 10-minutes hand are zeroed back by hammer levers acting on the snail cams. The 100th of a second hand is stopped at zero by a beak protruding from its pinion, which presses on a lever and thus blocks the chronograph train.

Maintaining power and power reserve: The barrel features a maintaining power system in order to ensure that the driving force does not decrease during winding. The mainspring supplies at least 80 hours of power reserve without the chronograph, and 24 hours with the chronograph running.

Automatic Calibre FPJ 1300-3

The Octa calibre 1300-3 is a constant search for functionality and provides a power reserve of 160 hours. The unidirectional winding of the exclusive off-centre F.P. Journe rotor in 22K red Gold is achieved by a self-locking ball bearing system. Thus each movement, no matter how slight, is utilized for the optimal winding of the watch and an irreproachable stability.

Technical details

F.P.Journe Centigraphe Sport – CTS 2

Movement
Calibre 1506 in Aluminium alloy
Manual winding

Dimensions of the Movement
Overall diameter: 34.40mm
Casing-up diameter: 34.00mm
Overall height: 5.60mm
Height of hands: 1.45mm
Height of winding stem: 2.69mm
Diameter of stem thread: S1.20mm

Balance
Free-sprung balance with four adjustable inertia weights
Anachron free sprung balance spring
Mobile stud holders
Pinned GE stud
Spring pinned to the collet
Frequency: 21,600v/h (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mg*cm2
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 0h dial up: > 320°; 24h dial up: > 280°

Escapement
In-line lever escapement – 15-tooth escape wheel

Indications
Central hours and minutes
1 second counter at 10 o’clock
20 seconds counter at 2 o’clock
10 minutes counter at 6 o’clock
Chronograph Separate chronograph train driven directly from the mainspring
1/100th second readout

Power Reserve
80 hours with the chronograph stopped
24 hours with the chronograph running

Finishing
Circular stripes on the bridges
Circular graining on the baseplate
Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
Pegs with polished rounded ends
Straight-grained steel work

Case
Titanium with rubber inserts
Diameter: 44.00mm
Total height: 10.70mm
Crown: Titanium with rubber coating

Dial
Yellow lacquered Aluminium and transparent sapphire

Bracelet
Titanium with rubber inserts
Deployant Clasp Titanium with rubber coating, adjustable

Control
Rocker arm to start, stop and zero the chronograph
3 position winding crown
Position 0, disengaged
Position 1, winding
Position 2, time-setting

Number of Parts
Movement without dial 284
Cased up with strap 561
Jewels 50
Rubber 72

Weight
Total weight on Titanium bracelet: 75 g
Movement alone 12 g
Sapphire glass 7 g

F.P.Journe Octa Sport – ARS 2

Movement
Automatic Calibre FPJ 1300-3 in Aluminium alloy
Unidirectional automatic winding

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: 12 h dial up : > 280°; 90 h dial up : > 220°

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
Central hours and minutes
Small second at 6h00
Day/Night indication at 9h00
Power reserve at 10h30
Very large date at 1h00

Autonomy
160+/- 10 hours

Winding
Speed on watch winder: 274 rotations / 24 hours

Decoration
Circular Cotes 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
Titanium with rubber inserts
Diameter: 44.00mm
Total height: 11.00mm

Dial
Yellow lacquered Aluminium and sapphire
Superluminova hands
Superluminova appliqué numerals
12 luminescent points

Number of parts
Movement without dial 286
Cased up with Titanium bracelet 510
Jewels 40

Weight
Total weight on Titanium bracelet 75 g
Movement alone 11 g
Sapphire glass sub dial 2 g

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