Introducing and Hands-On: The F.P.Journe lineSport Octa Sport Titane and Centigraphe Sport Titane
A look at two upgrades to the lineSport collection, each with stunning bright yellow dials. Also with portions (of the profits) for the Centigraphe Sport going to a good cause.
Originally launched in 2011, the F.P.Journe lineSport collection has been synonymous with sport and innovation. The lineSport collection has come in a variety of lightweight and sometimes luxurious materials such as titanium, aluminium, red gold, and platinum. Distintictive rubber accents on the bracelet, case, and even pushers provides a sporty look to the lineSport collection. This lineup was initially devised to accommodate Journe's discerning sportsmen collectors. While one may not think of taking these incredibly hand-made timepieces on their next expedition, the comfort of knowing the F.P.Journe lineSport lineup can handle any occasion has drawn an entirely new demographic to the brand.
Introducing the lineSport Octa Sport Titane and Centigraphe Sport Titane
Today, the brand has introduced a new generation of models to the lineSport collection. For these editions, aluminum bright yellow dials were created via a proprietary method using aluminum and transparent sapphire. Both pieces are now sized at a larger 44mm in anthracite grey titanium, which has clearly defined the lineSport collection, the brand has advised the 42mm editions have been discontinued. Also its worth noting, rubber straps are no longer available on the new pieces. Only rubber accents on the bracelet links and pushers are included.
The new Octa Sport Titane (ref. ARS2) is a 44mm automatic piece with sub-seconds, power reserve indicator, and very large date with day/night indicator. Powered by the Journe Calibre 1300.3 movement, which to keep the overall weight down, is made of entirely aluminum alloy. Impressively, the Octa Sport Titane features a power reserve of 160 hours. Furthermore, the sportiness is amplified by the use of SuperLuminova in the hands and markers. Which is a departure from the brand’s traditionally dressier models.
The new Centigraphe Sport Titane chronograph (ref. CTS2) maintains the round case shape of the Centigraphe collection and also features the stunning bright yellow dial of the Octa Sport Titane. With a 1/100th second three register chronograph, you're sure to be able to time even the fiercest activities. A titanium and ceramic tachymeter bezel adds to the distinct look of the Centigraphe Sport Titane, and pays homage to the Chronographe Monopoussor Rattrapante which has taken the horological world by storm. Sized at 44mm with a remarkable thinness of 10.70mm, the Centigraphe Sport Titane is an ever-light delight.
The lineSport collection further reinforces F.P.Journe’s commitment to the world of motorsport. For those unfamiliar, the brand has been an active participant and auto racing for some time. Having famously sponsored F1 legend Jean Alesi’s 2012 Indy 500 entry, and today the brand sponsors Giuliano Alesi in the GP3 series.
All for a good cause
It’s worth noting that 30% of the profits of the Centigraphe Sport Titane, like every Centigraphe in F.P. Journe’s collections goes to support the ICM (Institut du Cerveau et da la Moelle épinière) which is a Paris, France based Brain and Spinal Cord Institute. The proceeds will help support the medical research carried out by ICM. Including the fight against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Multiple Sclerosis.
Joining professor Gérard Saillant, Luc Besson, Jean Réno, Jean Todt, Michelle Yeoh, and Michael Schumacher, François-Paul Journe commits to funding research of these critical efforts by donating this portion of each profit from the Centigraphe.
These exciting additions to the lineSport collection supercharge the always exhilarating lineSport collection. With larger case sizes, from 42mm to now 44mm in the new editions. And even greater lightness, fans of F.P.Journe are sure to rejoice in the newest additions to F.P.Journe's sports lineup. A splash of color with the new yellow lineSport S timepieces offer a colorful departure from the only Geneva-based watch manufacture still in operation.
For pricing, the F.P.Journe Octa Sport Titane is priced at CHF 36’000, while the Centigraphe Sport Titane Chronograph comes in at CHF 56’000. Pieces will be available from any dedicated F.P. Journe boutique starting October 1st and will roll out to official retailers by the end of 2018. For more information, visit F.P.Journe’s website.