F.P.Journe – The Automatique

F.P.Journe presents the Automatique, a new watch series that combines the elegance of pure lines with the performance of the Octa 1300.3 automatic caliber.

For the 20th anniversary of the Octa caliber in 2021, F.P.Journe presented the Automatique Limited Series with a rhodium-plated Brass movement and a satin finished dial in yellow Gold.

F.P.Journe Automatique watch with gold case and alligator strap

Released in April 2022, the Automatique watch comes in a 40 or 42 mm case in Platinum or 18K 6N Gold.

On the white Gold or 5N Gold dial, an instantaneous large date offers optimal legibility thanks to a 4.7 x 2.6 mm window. On the right, the hours, minutes and seconds are displayed on an off-center subdial in whitened silver guilloche.

F.P.Journe Automatique watch with gold case and bracelet

The knurled crown, that has been enlarged to perfect the balance of the case, allows the Automatic settings. These elements, along with the stretched teardrop-shaped blued steel hands and the polished steel circle screwed to the dial, are the iconic features that make F.P.Journe watches so unique.

The uncluttered design of an F.P.Journe timepiece always reflects the highest level of mechanical innovation. The Octa 1300.3 automatic caliber in 18K rose Gold offers an exceptional power reserve of 160 hours.

F.P.Journe Automatique watch with platinum case and alligator strap

The unidirectional winding of the exclusive off-center F.P.Journe rotor in 22K 5N Gold is possible thanks to a self-locking ball bearing system. Thus, each slightest movement of the wrist is exploited to ensure an optimized winding of the watch.

A large sapphire glass caseback emphasizes the subtlety of the finishings, as well as the gearing system visible through the open-worked bridges.

F.P.Journe Automatique watch with platinum case and bracelet

The F.P.Journe Automatique watch is available with an alligator leather strap or a matching bracelet in gold or platinum.

Technical details

Movement

Caliber
Calibre 1300.3 in 18K rose Gold
Rotor in 22K 5N Gold, off centre and guilloche
Mechanism with unidirectional automatic winding

Main Characteristics
Mono directional automatic winding
Instantaneous date change
Three position crown
Correction of the date, position 2, anti-clock wise
Correction of the time, position 3

Autonomy
160 +/- 12 hours
Winding speed: 274 rotations / 24 hours

Finishing
High grade
Circular stripes on the bridges
Baseplate partly circular grained
Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
Pegs with polished rounded ends
Steelwork with polished chamfers

Number of parts
Movement without dial: 260
Cased up on leather strap: 301
Jewels: 37

Dimensions of the movement
Overall diameter: 34.60 mm
Casing-up diameter: 30.40 mm
Overall height: 5.90 mm
Height of winding system: 3 .10 mm
Diameter of stem thread: S1.20 mm

Balance
Balance with four adjustable inertia weights
Anachron flat balance spring
Mobile stud holder
Free-sprung
Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
Pinned GE stud
Slipping mainspring
Frequency: 21,600 v/h, (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 12 h dial up: > 280°
90 h dial up: > 220°

Escapement
Linear lever escapement 15 teeth

Indications
Off centre hours, minutes and small second
Large date
Power reserve

Exterior

Case
Platinum PT 950 or 18K 6N Gold
Diameter: 40 or 42 mm
Total height: 10.70 mm

Dial
White Gold or 5N Gold and whitened guilloché Silver
Steel circle fixing the hour dial