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New: F. P. Journe Centigraphe and Automatique Linne sport in Pt and 18k 6N gold

by Peter Chong on August 20, 2019

After the launch of the Centigraphe Titanium and Automatique Réserve Titanium with yellow dials last fall, the Centigraphe and the Automatique Réserve are now available in their Platinum and 18K 6N Gold versions. The 44mm cases are available in Platinum or 18K 6N Gold with an assorted respective metal bracelet with matte finishing emphasizing a contemporary sportive aspect.

Press Release

The bezel with ceramic inlay follows the codes of the Chronographe Rattrapante with numbers engraved in the Platinum or Gold base. The dials of the 18K 6N Gold versions are in Silver guilloche covered with Ruthenium and appliques numerals in matte 18K 6N Gold and Silver guilloche chronograph or small second counters. The Platinum versions feature blue-mauve colour Silver guilloche dials with appliques numerals in matte white Gold and Silver guilloche chronograph or small second counters.

The 18K rose Gold hand-wound mechanical movement of the Centigraphe indicates elapsed times on three dials, a 100th of a second at 10 o’clock, 20 seconds at 2 o’clock and 10 minutes at 6 o’clock. The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a patented ® rocker at 2 o’clock instead of the usual buttons on either side of the crown. The Centigraphe supports the medical research carried out by the ICM, Institute of Brain and Spinal Cord in Paris. Along with Professor Gérard Saillant, Luc Besson, Jean Réno, Michelle Yeoh and Jean Todt, François-Paul Journe has committed to donating 30% of the profits from the sale of each Centigraphe to the ICM, with no time limit (www.icm-institute.org).

The Automatique Réserve features a day and night indication and a date now even larger (4.7 x 2.6 mm) for optimal readability. The 18K rose Gold automatic winding mechanical movement with a 22K Gold rotor uses any slightest movement of the wrist to increase the winding of the watch providing 160 hours of power reserve.

The Centigraphe Souverain and the Octa Automatique Réserve are now part of the retrospective collections that are no longer in production.

The Centigraphe and the Automatique Réserve in Platinum or 18K 6N Gold are now available in the 9 F.P.Journe Boutiques around the world.

CENTIGRAPHE (CT2) _ Technical specifications

Movement

Calibre 1506 in 18K rose Gold
Manual winding, 18 crown revolutions
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
Flat anachron microflames balance spring
Mobile stud holders
Pinned GE stud
Nivatronic laser-welded to the collet
Frequency: 21,600Alt/h (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mg*cm2
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 12 h dial up: > 300°
12 h vertical: > 260°

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

Indications Central hours and minutes
1 second counter at 10h00
20 seconds counter at 2h00
10 minutes counter at 6h00

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

Case Platinum or 18K 6N Gold
Diameter: 44.00mm
Total height: 10.95mm

Dial

Platinum : Blue-mauve colour silver guilloche with appliques numerals in matte white

Gold, chronograph counters in Silver guilloche, matte rhodied hands.

18K 6N Gold: Silver guilloche covered with Ruthenium, appliques numerals in matte 18K 6N Gold, chronograph counters in Silver guilloche, matte 5N Golden hands.

Crown& Rocker Platinum or 18K 6N Gold

Bracelet & Clasp Platinum or 18K 6N Gold with adjustable folding clasp

Control Rocker arm to start, stop and zero the chronograph

3 position winding crown Position 0, disengaged
Position 1, winding
Position 2, time-setting
Switch start-stop and reset

Number of Parts Movement without dial 280
Cased up with bracelet 561
Jewels 50

OCTA AUTOMATIQUE RESERVE (AR2) _ Technical specifications

Movement  Automatic calibre 1300.3 in 18K rose Gold
Unidirectional automatic winding

Dimensions of the movement Overall diameter: 34.60 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 22K Gold
Barrel with slipping spring
Escapement 15 teeth

Indications Central hours and minutes
Small second at 6h00
Day/Night indication at 8h00
Power reserve at 10h00
Very large date at 1h00

Power Reserve 160+/- 10 hours
Winding Speed on watch winder: 274 rotations / 24 hours 

Finishing Circular Côtes de Genève on bridges
Partly circular graining on baseplate
Gilt engraving
Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
Chamfered and circular grained wheels
Steelwork with polished chamfered and straight graining

Case Platinum or 18K 6N Gold
Diameter: 44.00mm
Total height: 11.10mm

Dial Platinum : Blue-mauve colour silver guilloche with appliques numerals in matte white Gold, small second counter in Silver guilloche, matte rhodied hands.

18K 6N Gold: Silver guilloche covered with Ruthenium, appliques numerals in matte 18K 6N Gold, small second counter in Silver guilloche, matte 5N Golden hands.

Crown Platinum or 18K 6N Gold

Bracelet & Clasp Platinum or 18K 6N Gold with adjustable folding clasp

Number of parts Movement without dial 256
Cased up with bracelet 510
Jewels  37

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