F.P. Journe | Octa Sport

  • Collection: Octa Sport
  • Model reference: Octa Sport
  • Dial: Yellow
  • Case/ Size: Titanium, 44mm
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
  • Strap: Black rubber strap
  • Condition: Brand new
Manufacturer’s International Warranty

All the watches we offer come with a 2 year warranty but this timepiece enjoys a guarantee covered by the manufacturer, valid internationally at any flagship store or official retailer carrying the respective brand. If you wish we are happy to assist you handling this task. Scope of coverage subject to manufacturer’s policy, please contact us for more information.

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Invenit et Fecit – Invented and Made

François-Paul Journe is one of the most respected watchmakers of our time. He is considered to be a link between the 18th century watchmakers and the modern era – a reference he has earned through his work which is a combination of old school horology inventiveness and modern technology, presented as timepieces that are beautifully hand-finished.

In 1983, he completed his first tourbillon pocket watch and in 1991, launched the prototype of his first wristwatch “Tourbillon Souverain”, incorporating a remontoire within a wristwatch for the very first time. The movement, as well as the gear-trains were crafted entirely in 18K Gold, which has since then become a trademark character of most FP Journe watches.

The watch officially debuted in 1999, along with 2 more timepieces, namely Chronomètre à Résonance and Octa Reserve de Marche. The launches came as an announcement that FP Journe (the brand) has arrived. ‘Montres Journe SA’ was now a registered brand.

Since then, FP Journe has surprised the watch community with several inventions and unconventional timepieces, making it the only three-time winner of the grand title of Aiguille d’Or at GPHG.

Speaking of surprising the world, the Linesport Collection introduced in 2011 was another unconventional launch from the brand. The Centigraphe Sport and the Octa Sport were initially produced in aluminium and then replaced by grade 5 titanium in 2014. The movement and dial were made of aluminum alloy, in a 42mm case making the watches ultra-light.

 

The present watch is the Octa Sport model first launched in 2018 with a bright yellow dial.

This reference now features a 44mm dial adding to its sporty appeal. The 60-minute outer bezel is now made in ceramic. The dial displays the hours and minutes, along with a big date which has a quick-set mechanism, a power reserve indicator, the day/night indicator (which is in red and white) and a seconds sub-dial made in translucent sapphire.

Seen through the sapphire caseback is the automatic winding FP Journe Calibre 1303 made in solid aluminum, featuring a 160-hr power reserve. The finishing is impeccable with beveled edges and black polished screws. The attention to detail in this watch is what one would expect from an FP Journe timepiece.

The case, the bracelet and the double-deployant clasp are all made in grade 5 Titanium with an anthracite coating. The tapering on the bracelet makes it very comfortable around the wrist and the accident-prone areas of the bracelet are rubber-coated for protection against scratches.

Offering a 30m water resistance, the watch is a mere 75 grams in total and just 11.2mm in thickness.

Book an appointment with us if you fancy this sporty piece of style and elegance.

 

 

 

F.P. Journe – Bio

François-Paul Journe was born in Marseille in 1959. An unruly child, he was sent to a local technical college at the age of 14. He went on to graduate from the Paris watchmaking school in 1976.
In 1982, after five years of work, he finished his tourbillon – and it work !
He founded the F.P. Journe company in 1999, have ever since stunned the world year after year with the visually distinctive and technically innovative watches
The motto of the brand, Invenit et Fecit (Latin for “[He] invented it and made it”) denotes that the company builds the entirety of the watches. Journe often designs brand new movements, even inventing completely new systems, like the famous resonance chronometer.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by a leather card holder with "FP Journe" international warranty card, product literature and a wooden presentation box