F.P. Journe enlarges its popular Sport collection with a new version of the Octa Sport model that boasts a sturdy titanium case. The movement and the dial of the new watch are crafted from aluminum alloy, thus providing its utmost lightness (the variation with the rubber strap weighs just 60 grams, while the version with the matching titanium bracelet weighs 70 grams).
This ultra-light sports timepiece is equipped with the in-house manufactured caliber FPJ 1300-3 movement that provides amazing 120 hours (5 days) of power reserve when fully charged. The impeccable mechanism ticks at a pace of 18,000 vibrations per hour (2.5 Hz) and incorporates a rotor in titanium with a tungsten segment which takes advantage of each wrist’s movement.
The movement features the usual finish for F.P. Journe, such as circular Geneva Stripes on the bridges, circular graining on the main plate, polished and beveled screw heads and hand beveled angles. This newcomer combines a lightweight sleek black exterior with a free-sprung balance that includes four adjustable inertias.
Its Grade 5 titanium case and bracelet sides are surrounded with black rubber inserts that provide improved protection. The 42mm case incorporates an interestingly designed titanium crown which is placed near the 4 o’clock position instead of the usual 3 o’clock position.
Underneath the sapphire glass lies an aluminum dial that comprises centered hours and minutes, a small second that is shown in a milky white sapphire counter at the 6 o’clock position, a big red-on-white date window with two separate discs displayed between 1 and 2 o’clock position, a day and night indicator at the 9 o’clock position and a power reserve display which is situated between 10 and 11 o’clock positions.
The dial details, such as indicators, indices and numbers are all filed with a white luminescent substance that gives a great contrast, thus providing the high legibility in all lightening conditions.
F.P. Journe offers two types of wristlets – a titanium bracelet with rubber inserts fixed to the links, and a rubber strap. The variant with the bracelet can be purchased for $32,000, while the model with the strap is more affordable with the retail price of $27,500.