F.P. Journe Octa Sport Titanium Written byWatchTimeSeptember 9, 2014 The latest timepiece from the enigmatic watchmaker François-Paul Journe is the F.P. Journe Octa Sport in titanium. The new model is part of the independent watch brand’s lineSport collection. The case is in grade 5 titanium in an anthracite grey color with a satin finish. Let’s take a closer look. Journe’s quest for lightness and performance led him to use an aluminum alloy for the movement and dial. The automatic-winding movement is Journe’s Caliber FPJ 1300-3 with 286 components, 40 jewels, and a five-day power reserve. The free-sprung balance oscillates at 21,000 vph, or 3 Hz. A titanium rotor with a tungsten weight compliments the aluminum plate and bridges and limit the movement’s weight to just 11 grams. Journe says the titanium and tungsten rotor allow for faster rotation, and so more efficient winding. The movement of the F.P. Journe Octa Sport Titanium is finished to Journe’s typically high standard, with circular cotes de Genève on the bridges and partly circular graining on baseplate. Screw heads are polished with chamfered slots. The wheels are chamfered and circular grained. Steel components are hand polished and chamfered. The aluminum dial features applied Arabic numerals, and the indications include hours, minutes, small seconds, a large quick-set date, plus a power reserve indicator between 10 and 11 o’clock, and a day/night indicator at 9 o’clock. The hands, numerals, and hour index markers are treated with Super-LumiNova. The case measures 42 mm x 11.6 mm and it features a rubber insert on each side to protect against shocks. The entire watch weighs 60 grams on a rubber strap, and 70 grams on the titanium bracelet. The F.P. Journe Octa Sport Titanium is $28,160 on strap (shown below), and $33,910 on a bracelet.