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New: F.P. Journe Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport

by Deployant News Team on October 30, 2018
Overview
Brand

F. P. Journe Centigraphe Sport and Octa Sport

Complication / Type of Watch

Centigraphe Sport: Chronograph with 1/100th second counter

Octa Sport: Big date automatic with 160 hour power reserve.

New from F. P. Journe: two watches in a brilliant yellow dial. Titanium case with titanium and ceramic bezel. The new Centigraphe Sport and Octa Sport. 

 

 

The two models are available with a 44 mm diameter case in Titanium grade 5 of anthracite color. 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 Centigraphe Sport

Based on the Centigraphe movement, the chronograph is capable of indicating elapsed times from 1/100th of a second to 10 minutes, totalled on 3 dials.

 

 

The Centigraph starts and stops and reset with the use of a rocker at 2 in the case band instead of the usual buttons at the side. Journe claims the design is more ergonomic on a wristwatch and has been awarded a patent (No EP 818 734 A1).

Each Centigraph purchased supports medical reserch carried out by the Institute of Brain and Spinal Cord in Paris to help fight degenerative diseases. Along with Professor Gérard Saillant, Luc Besson, Jean Réno, Jean Todt, Michelle Yeoh and Michael Schumacher, amongst others, François-Paul Journe has committed to the ICM in donating 30% of the profits from the sale of each Centigraphe Sport to the ICM.

 

 

A second patent (No EP 1 978 424 A1) was granted for the movement’s capability to effectively isolate the chronograph from the timekeeping. The balance amplitude is unaffected when the chronograph is running. Details are found in our detailed review of the Centigraphe Souverain. The movement on the Centigraphe Sport is in aluminium instead of in rose gold in the Centigraphe Souverain, but both are the same caliber.

 

 

The Octa Sport

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 is performed with a Titanium rotor and a Tungsten segment and provides the watch with 160 hours of power reserve.

 

 

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 titanium is achieved by a self-locking ball bearing system.

 

 

Availability

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

The Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport are available in the F.P.Journe Boutiques in:
Paris – Geneva – New York – Tokyo – Hong Kong – Los Angeles – Miami – Beirut – Kiev

 

 

 

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

Dial

Yellow lacquered Aluminium and transparent sapphire

Crown

Titanium with rubber coating

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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  • TrevorXM
    November 1, 2018 at 7:41 am

    You look like an idiot, Journe, offering these “sport” watches without useful complications. A complete joke. Who in the world uses a one hour chronograph? NOBODY. If you want a one hour function, everybody with a brain uses a dive watch bezel. Second, your Octa is not a “sport” by any means. You look so stupid putting 60 minute markings on a bezel that doesn’t rotate so it is NOT of any use! That’s what a garbage drug store watch has! You arrogant idiot! You deserve nothing but contempt.

  • Gil
    October 31, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    30m water resistance on a ‘sport’ watch? Hmm. Fecit 50m.

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