F.P.Journe Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport are now outfitted with race-focused yellow dials
The Titanium is frequently used in boating and the aeronautics for its lightness and its high resistance to corrosion and wear. Its matte finishing is emphasizing its contemporary sportive aspect, an attribute used by Swiss high-end watch manufacture F.P.Journe for the new Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport bold timepieces.
François-Paul Journe, the founder of F.P.Journe (read our interview here) presents the new design of the lineSport Centigraphe Sport and Octa Sport, now with larger 44mm Titanium cases, with Ceramic and Titanium bezels, as well as striking racing-inspired yellow dials and sapphire counters. According to deployant, “each Centigraph purchased supports medical research 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.”
F.P.Journe Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport models are available with a 44 mm diameter case in Titanium grade 5 of anthracite color with an assorted bracelet.
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 Sport line by F.P.Journe with luminescent appliqué numbers surrounded with black, as well as sapphire counters with red numbers.
In a constant quest for performance and lightness, the movement is made from Aluminium alloy, each watch weighing 75 grams.
The hand-wound mechanical movement of the Centigraphe indicates elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials. The 100th of a second’s hand, released by the watch’s escapement, makes one revolution of the dial per second. The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker at 2 o’clock in the case band, instead of the usual buttons on either side of the crown. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented (patent No EP 818 734 A1). The mainspring supplies at least 80 hours of power reserve without the chronograph, and 24 hours with the chronograph running.
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 with a Titanium rotor and a Tungsten segment uses any slightest movement of the wrist to increase the winding of the watch providing 160 hours of power reserve.
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 first generation of Journe’s lineSport watches, in fact, made horology history as the first timepieces to use aluminum for essentially the entirety of the watch: case, movement, and bracelet,” wrote watchtime.com e-magazine.
“Like all movements from the mind and atelier of brand founder and namesake Francois-Paul Journe, it boasts haute horlogerie decoration throughout, including circular côtes de Genève on the bridges, circular graining on the baseplate, and polishing and chamfering on the screws, slots, and steel components. Prices for the new models are 60,000 euros for the Centigraphe Sport and 38,600 euros for the Octa Sport,” added watchtime in its watch review.