Tuesday, April 4, 2017

F.P.Journe – OCTA Automatique Havana Dial

F.P.JourneOCTA Automatique Havana Dial


Available exclusively for the Octa Automatique Réserve and 
the Octa Automatique Lune

F.P.Journe has created a warm-brown colored dial that perfectly matches the 40mm Platinum cases and the caramel alligator straps of the Octa Automatique Réserve and the Octa Automatique Lune.

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The Havana color is unique to F.P.Journe, a result of the company’s well-tended independence, which ensures its creative freedom. It was developed by Journe’s own dial-makers, Les Cadraniers de Genève, in a process lasting several months. In essence, it is a combination of Gold and Ruthenium, but to get the color just right required many adjustments to the formula.

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The two models represent a watchmaking ideal blending comfort, innovation and reliability. The one-meter long mainspring and extremely fast automatic winding give these watches autonomy of more than five days and make them very comfortable to wear.

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A specific wheel train allows precise moon phase indications for the Octa Automatique Lune. Adjusting the indications is done via the crown, which makes it very easy to use.

They are also available on a Platinum bracelet.

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 utilised for the optimal winding of the watch.

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Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

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Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.

These watches are also available on a platinum bracelet and exclusively in the F.P.Journe Boutiques.

Technical Specifications

Collection - OCTA Havana Dial

Octa Automatique Réserve
Octa Automatique Lune

    Automatic Calibre FPJ 1300-3 in 18K rose gold (4N)
    Unidirectional automatic winding
    Off-centre 22K gold guilloché winding rotor
    Correction of 24h time zones in position 2, clockwise
    Correction of date in position 2, anti clockwise and Correction of time in position 3
    Instant jump calendar
    Rotation of the earth by secured correction pusher at 4h
    Overall dimensions : 30.80 mm
    Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
    Overall Height : 5.85 mm
    Height of winding stem : 3.00 mm
    Diameter of stem thread : S0.90mm
    Circular Côtes de Genève on 18K gold bridges
    Circular graining on 18K gold baseplate Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Chamfered and circular grained wheels, diamond-moulded
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
Escapement 15 tooth
    Four adjustable inertia weights
    Anachron free-sprung flat balance spring
    Mobile stud holder
    Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
    Pinned GE stud
Frequency:  21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz
Inertia:   10.10 mg/cm2
Angle of lift: 52°
    0 h dial up: > 300°
    24 h dial up: > 280°
Autonomy: 120+/- 12hours
Winding Speed:  274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours
Circular Côtes de Genève on bridges
Partly circular graining on baseplate
Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
Pegs with polished rounded ends 
Case :
Platinum PT 950
Diameter: 40 mm or 42 mm.
Total height: 10.07 mm
Dial :
Color: Havana Dial
Materials: combination of Gold and Ruthenium
Arabic numerals in Superluminova
Superluminova hands
Date at  11h 30  o'clock.
  • Octa Automatique Réserve
 Off centre hours and minutes / off centre timezones / Small second at 4h30 /
Winter summer hour / large date / power reserve at 9h
  • Octa Automatique Lune 
Off centre hours and minutes / off centre timezones / Small second at 4h30 /
Earth dial divided in timezones at 7h30 / winter summer hour / large date / power reserve at 9h
Number of parts:
Movement without dial 286
Cased up on leather strap: 312
Jewels 37
Rubber 72
Caramel Alligator straps
Available on a Platinum bracelet.

Brigitte Bocquet-Makhzani - Communication
International PR & Events Manager
17, rue de l’Arquebuse – 1204 Geneva – Switzerland
Tel : +41 (0)22 322 09 09
Fax : +41 (0)22 322 09 19
e-mail: bmakhzani@fpjourne.com

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