F.P. Journe Octa UTC Automatic
F.P. Journe, one of the most refined and innovating Swiss manufactures, has recently presented its new F.P. Journe Octa UTC Automatic watch that allows you to set secondary time by simply choosing one of 24 geographical zones.
The new watch, which is available both in platinum or 18-carat rose gold, is equipped with a unique automatic movement, which is based on their Caliber 1300.3.
The movement operates in such a way that, pressing a small pusher at 4 o’clock you can rotate a colored disk with the Peirce quincuncial projection on it and choose one of 24 time zones with “0″ for winter hours and +1 or -1 for summer hours.
It may sound complicated and even somewhat confusing, but in fact it only requires a little of getting used to the concept.
As you can see on the photos, the watch offers a series of off-centered dials, including a main hour and minute subdial at 3 o’clock (blue hands indicate time in the current zone and the gold hour hand shows time in the second time zone in a 24-hour format;) a subsidiary seconds display between 4 and 5 o’clock; a 24-hour time zone indicator at 7 o’clock; a retrograde power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock and a big date indicator with instant jump at 12 o’clock.
Very nice timepiece, that, but it will probably cost like a sports car.
Photos: F.P. Journe
F.P. Journe Octa UTC Automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, Caliber 1300.3, 40 jewels, 30.40 mm in diameter, 5.85 mm in height, 21,600 vph, in-house, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, small seconds, big date, power reserve, UTC time
Power reserve: 120 hours
Case material: Platinum or Rose gold
Bezel material: Platinum or Rose gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 38 mm or 40 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: 10.60 mm
Dial: Platinum or Rose gold (pictured)
Water resistance: N/A
Strap: Black leather
Case back: N/A
Tags: 38 mm, 40 mm, Automatic, Caliber 1300.3, date, F.P. Journe, GMT, Octa, platinum, rose gold, UTC