During the SIHH , in addition to the fact that you get to see the 16 uncovering brands you get the opportunity to see different autonomous watchmakers introducing their oddities. The ‘Wonder Week’, as some may call it, is such a Pre-Baselworld concealed reasonable, situated in the 5-star hotels’ halls. Some portion of this running show was FP Journe, introducing its 2015 version of the Octa Lune.
FP Journe is separated of the remainder of the business for a few reasons. To begin with, he’s never uncovering at Baselworld, similar to everything about other autonomous watchmakers. At that point, he’s amazingly circumspect (some say he’s cold and haughty however he’s bound to be timid and focused on its watches). At last, he’s making watches that resemble no other. We found as of late some of his creations, similar to the complicated Chronometre Optimum or the Centigraph Souverain . A couple of month prior, he presented some new dials, made of emblazoned strong gold – making observes FULLY made of gold, as the case, the dial and the development plates are currently made in this metal. His latest watch is an update of a current model, the Octa Lune, and it comes with the brand’s last upgrades and curiosities (counting these new dials) and an expanded legibility.
Even on the off chance that it remains outwardly near the past release, the new 2015 FP Journe Octa Lune comes with upgrades and updates for each and every part. Right off the bat, the cases are somewhat greater, moving from a sensible 38mm or 40mm to a decision of now 40mm and 42mm. The cases are accessible in both 18K red gold or 950 Platinum, with a coordinating dial.
The face of the FP Journe Octa Lune is additionally attentively refreshed. The primary dial stays off kilter however it is presently bigger, to improve time-perusing. It comprises the hours, the minutes and a sub-counter with the seconds. It is made of strong gold, plated in white, with the hours’ numbers emblazoned and afterward cleaned to uncover their gold tone – much the same as different manifestations with strong gold dials . The moment track and rail-street track stay painted, in dark. The principle plate of the dial, made of strong red gold or white gold (contingent upon the case’s material) is iced completed the process of, standing out from the cleaned white gold ring around the fundamental hour/minute/little second module.
The enormous date at 11 (composed of two free circles, quickly seizing 12 PM) is twice as large as the one on the old FP Journe Octa Lune, again to improve coherence. The moon-stage sign is no longer located at 7 except for it’s now somewhat slanted and situated at 8. The force hold pointer had likewise been climbed a couple of millimeters. At last, the logo of the brand isn’t situated at 12 and written in a round manner yet more painted at 7. The visual outcome isn’t enormously unique yet it brings a superior neatness and a cleaner look. Nonetheless, the DNA and appeal of the brand’s dials is as yet present, with this regular strange and messy design that gatherers delighted in for quite a long time now.
This new format additionally implies that there are changes from a specialized point of view as well. Regularly we’d hope to see the expansion of a top module, yet a gander at the reality sheet shows that the distinctions in this development are significantly more significant, as the development presently gauges 34.6mm rather than 30.8mm. The design anyway stays as before and the specialized specs as well: 120+ force save (indeed, near 160 hours or 6.5 days), 3Hz recurrence, a similar somewhat unbalanced gold rotor. The visual outcome is likewise improved as the development feels proportional for the situation, even with its bigger measurements. The completion is, as regular with FP Journe, a genuine delight: strong pink gold plate and scaffolds, cleaned inclined points, round graining on the principle plate, concentric Geneva stripes, angled screws’ space and cleaned screws’ head. The rotor comes with a decent etching and a motor turned finish.
The new 2015 release of the FP Journe Octa Lune is accessible in various versions: in 40mm or 42mm, in 18K red gold or 950 platinum, on calfskin tie or metallic lash (coordinating the case’s material). Cost are not uncovered at this point yet it ought to be around 47.000 Euros in gold and 55.000 Euros in platinum. More on fpjourne.com .