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F.P. Journe Octa Automatiques Sport New Havana Dials


F.P. Journe caters to the cigar aficionado set with two new models in its Octa Automatique Réserve and Octa Automatique Lune collections, each with a brand-exclusive “Havana”-colored dial and caramel-colored leather strap.

F.P. Journe Octa Automatique Reserve
F.P. Journe Octa Automatique Réserve

The dial color on both new watches is unique to F.P Journe, developed by the independent company’s own dial makers, Les Cadraniers de Genève, using a process that lasts several months. The material is a combination of gold and ruthenium, finished in a distinct brown shade that required multiple adjustments to the color formula.

F.P. Journe Octa Reserve Havana dial - top

F.P. Journe Octa Lune Havana dial - bottom

Both watches are equipped with Journe’s automatic Caliber 1300.3, with a diameter of 30.8 mm, a frequency of 21,600 vph, and a power reserve of more than five days (120 hours) thanks to the movement’s meter-long mainspring and fast, efficient winding system. The movement has a 15-tooth escapement and an off-center winding rotor. Its bridges have a circular côtes de Genève pattern and its baseplate is partially circular grained. The few steel components in the otherwise solid-gold movement are hand-polished and chamfered, and the wheels are chamfered and circular grained. Both Octa watches have platinum cases and three-position crowns for winding the watch, setting the time and date, and — in the Octa Lune — setting and correcting the moon-phase indication.

FP Journe Octa Automatique Lune
F.P. Journe Octa Automatique Lune

The F.P. Journe Octa Réserve dial features central hours and minutes, small seconds at 4:30, large date window at 11:30, and its signature feature, a hand-type power-reserve indicator, at 9 o’clock. Each of these Octa watches is available in a 40-mm or 42-mm case. The Octa Réserve with Havana dial is priced at $44,600.

The F.P. Journe Octa Lune (whose movement has 291 parts to the Octa Reserve’s 277, due to the addition of the moon-phase complication) has its small seconds subdial near 6 o’clock, next to the moon-phase display at 7 o’clock. As on the Octa Reserve, the large date appears on the dial at 11:30 and the power-reserve display at 9 o’clock. The price of the Octa Lune with Havana dial is $44,900. The watches will be available exclusively at F.P. Journe boutiques worldwide.

 

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  1. Heinz Imhof

    Please send me pictures of the Journe’s automatic Caliber 1300.3 movement and pictures of the side and back of the watch.

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