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F.P.Journe

Octa Automatique Reserve

$44,700

10-20-21015

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LESS IS MORE: A NEW CALIBRE AND TWO NEW OCTA MODELS

A CONSTANT SEARCH FOR FUNCTIONALITY PRODUCES THE NEW OCTA 1300.3 CALIBRE. IN HIS APPROACH AS AN INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE WATCHMAKER, FRANOIS-PAUL JOURNE DOES NOT HESITATE IN CONSTANTLY IMPROVING HIS CREATIONS. THIS IS THE CASE WITH THE CONCEPTION OF THIS NEW CALIBRE WHICH OFFERS AN AUTOMATIC WINDING SYSTEM IN ADEQUACY WITH THE LESS MOBILE USERS.

IN 2001, WHEN THE CREATIVE WATCHMAKER PRESENTED THE OCTA LINE - A COLLECTION OF MECHANICAL WRISTWATCH CHRONOMETERS WITH AUTOMATIC WINDING SYSTEMS OFFERING A 120-HOUR POWER RESERVE, ALL OF WHICH HAVE THE SAME CASE SIZE REGARDLESS OF THE COMPLICATION - THE SUCCESS IS IMMEDIATE!

THE OCTA COLLECTION SATISFIES A CLIENTELE LOOKING FOR AUTHENTIC, RARE AND INNOVATIVE HOROLOGY IN AN "EASY TO WEAR" MECHANICAL WRISTWATCH. THE OCTA COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF COMPLICATIONS SUCH AS A CHRONOGRAPH, AN ANNUAL CALENDAR OR A MOON PHASES, THUS SATISFYING A VARIETY OF CLIENTSü NEEDS. IN HIS TESTIMONY ON THE CREATION OF HIS FIRST CALIBRE WITH AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT SIGNED F.P.JOURNE -INVENIT ET FECIT-, FRANOIS-PAUL JOURNE EXPLAINS HIS PHILOSOPHY, FOCUSING ON THE DIFFICULTY IN CREATING A GLOBAL COLLECTION WITH EXACTLY THE SAME SIZE CASE REGARDLESS OF THE COMPLICATION. BUT, HIS REAL CHALLENGE WAS TO PROVIDE AN ELEGANT, INNOVATIVE LINE DEVELOPED ON A CALIBRE OFFERING CHRONOMETRY AND UNRELENTING STABILITY WITH AN AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT ON A VARIABLE INERTIA BALANCE WHEEL. THE OCTA LINE WAS BORN...

OPTIMIZED WINDING SYSTEM
ALWAYS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS CONCERNING HIS PRODUCTS, FRANOIS-PAUL JOURNE STATES: ¦I REALIZED THAT ONE OF MY FRIENDüS OCTA WAS NEVER COMPLETELY WOUND BECAUSE HE WORKS ON A COMPUTER AND HIS RIGHT HAND DOESNüT MOVE ENOUGH.„
IT IS FROM THIS OBSERVATION THAT HE CREATED THE NEW OCTA CALIBRE (1300.3) THAT USES THE SLIGHTEST MOVEMENT TO AUTOMATICALLY WIND THE WATCH. WITH TALENT, THE WATCHMAKER TURNS THE PROBLEM AROUND, AND CREATES A NEW ROTOR TTOR THAT WINDS IN ONLY ONE DIRECTION WITH A BALL BEARING SYSTEM, CONTRARY TO THE FIRST OCTA CALIBRE. THE CERAMIC BALLS ALLOW THE ROTOR TO MOVE IN ONE DIRECTION AND BLOCK IT IN THE OTHER. WHEN THE USER IS IMMOBILE, THE ROTOR GOES BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL POSITION. IN THIS WAY, EVERY INFINITESIMAL MOVEMENT IS MAXIMALLY EXPLOITED FOR AN OPTIMIZED WINDING OF THE WATCH.

THE NEW CALIBRE RETAINS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASSIC OCTA WITH: A FIVE-DAY POWER RESERVE (120H) AND A VARIABLE INERTIA BALANCE WHEEL FOR AN OPTIMUM YIELD THAT OFFERS EACH MODEL OF THE OCTA LINE AN IRREPROACHABLE STABILITY.

ALSO IN ACCORDANCE TO HIS CLIENTS¨¹ OBSERVATIONS, FRANOIS-PAUL JOURNE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THIS NEW CALIBRE TO OFFER TWO NEW MODELS WITH CENTRAL HANDS : «SOME OF OUR CLIENTS TOLD ME THEY HAD DIFFICULTY READING THE TIME ON THE CLASSICAL OCTA DIAL, SO I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE NEW CALIBRE¨¹S CREATION TO BUILD THE OCTA AUTOMATIC RESERVE AND THE OCTA AUTOMATIC LUNE WHOSE DIALS ARE INSPIRED BY THAT OF THE CHONOMTRE SOUVERAIN - WATCH THAT WON THE GENEVA WATCHMAKING GRAND PRIX IN 2005 IN THE MEN¨¹S WATCH CATEGORY».

THE OCTA COLLECTION IS CONCEIVED FOR ALL LIFESTYLES, FROM THE RELAXED TO THE EXTREME.

AVAILABLE WITH PLATINUM OR 18K RED GOLD CASE, SILVER DIAL, BRACELET IN PLATINUM OR 18K RED GOLD, OR ALLIGATOR STRAP.
NEW DIAL IN GOLD WITH EMBOSSED INTEGRATED NUMBERS
White Gold dial with integrated mirror polished Gold numerals 
Blued Steel hands
40 mm Platinum case
** please note that the watch in store is on a bracelet, but can be changed back to strap on request.