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Octa Automatique Réserve Calibre 1300.3 FP Journe FP Journe

Whitened guilloché Silver dial
Blued Steel hands
Platinum case
Finishing
Whitened guilloché Silver dial
Blued Steel hands
Platinum case
Calibre 1300.3

Technical Specifications

Indications :

    Centre hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 4:30
    Large date
    Power-reserve indicator at 9h00

Dimensions :
  • Overall dimensions : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding system : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90 mm
  • Case diameter : 40.00 mm
  • Overall thickness case : 10.6 mm
Characteristics :

    In-line lever escapement, 15 tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia spring
    Flat Anachron microfamed spring
    Free-sprung balance
    Mobile stud holder
    Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

WINDING SPEED :

    On rotator: 274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Date setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

FREQUENCY :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

AMPLITUDE :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Power Reserve :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of Jewels :

    37

Finish :

    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of Parts :

    Movement: 259
    Cased up with strap: 293


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
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Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
Whitened guilloché Silver dial
Blued Steel hands
18K 6N Gold case
Calibre 1300.3

Technical Specifications

Indications :

    Centre hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 4:30
    Large date
    Power-reserve indicator at 9h00

Dimensions :
  • Overall dimensions : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding system : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90 mm
  • Case diameter : 40.00 mm
  • Overall thickness case : 10.6 mm
Characteristics :

    In-line lever escapement, 15 tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia spring
    Flat Anachron microfamed spring
    Free-sprung balance
    Mobile stud holder
    Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

WINDING SPEED :

    On rotator: 274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Date setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

FREQUENCY :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

AMPLITUDE :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Power Reserve :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of Jewels :

    37

Finish :

    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of Parts :

    Movement: 259
    Cased up with strap: 293


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
fpjourne
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
Whitened guilloché Silver dial
Blued Steel hands
Platinum case and bracelet
Calibre 1300.3

Technical Specifications

Indications :

    Centre hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 4:30
    Large date
    Power-reserve indicator at 9h00

Dimensions :
  • Overall dimensions : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding system : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90 mm
  • Case diameter : 40.00 mm
  • Overall thickness case : 10.6 mm
Characteristics :

    In-line lever escapement, 15 tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia spring
    Flat Anachron microfamed spring
    Free-sprung balance
    Mobile stud holder
    Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

WINDING SPEED :

    On rotator: 274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Date setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

FREQUENCY :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

AMPLITUDE :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Power Reserve :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of Jewels :

    37

Finish :

    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of Parts :

    Movement: 259
    Cased up with strap: 293


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
fpjourne
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
Whitened guilloché Silver dial
Blued Steel hands
18K 6N Gold case and bracelet
Calibre 1300.3

Technical Specifications

Indications :

    Centre hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 4:30
    Large date
    Power-reserve indicator at 9h00

Dimensions :
  • Overall dimensions : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding system : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90 mm
  • Case diameter : 40.00 mm
  • Overall thickness case : 10.6 mm
Characteristics :

    In-line lever escapement, 15 tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia spring
    Flat Anachron microfamed spring
    Free-sprung balance
    Mobile stud holder
    Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

WINDING SPEED :

    On rotator: 274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Date setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

FREQUENCY :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

AMPLITUDE :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Power Reserve :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of Jewels :

    37

Finish :

    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of Parts :

    Movement: 259
    Cased up with strap: 293


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
fpjourne
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
White Gold dial with numerals surfaced with a diamond tool
Rhodium plated Steel hands
Platinum case
Calibre 1300.3

Technical Specifications

Indications :

    Centre hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 4:30
    Large date
    Power-reserve indicator at 9h00

Dimensions :
  • Overall dimensions : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding system : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90 mm
  • Case diameter : 40.00 mm
  • Overall thickness case : 10.6 mm
Characteristics :

    In-line lever escapement, 15 tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia spring
    Flat Anachron microfamed spring
    Free-sprung balance
    Mobile stud holder
    Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

WINDING SPEED :

    On rotator: 274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Date setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

FREQUENCY :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

AMPLITUDE :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Power Reserve :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of Jewels :

    37

Finish :

    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of Parts :

    Movement: 259
    Cased up with strap: 293


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
fpjourne
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
18K 6N Gold dial with numerals surfaced with a diamond tool
5N gilt Steel hands
18K 6N Gold case
Calibre 1300.3

Technical Specifications

Indications :

    Centre hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 4:30
    Large date
    Power-reserve indicator at 9h00

Dimensions :
  • Overall dimensions : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding system : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90 mm
  • Case diameter : 40.00 mm
  • Overall thickness case : 10.6 mm
Characteristics :

    In-line lever escapement, 15 tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia spring
    Flat Anachron microfamed spring
    Free-sprung balance
    Mobile stud holder
    Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

WINDING SPEED :

    On rotator: 274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Date setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

FREQUENCY :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

AMPLITUDE :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Power Reserve :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of Jewels :

    37

Finish :

    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of Parts :

    Movement: 259
    Cased up with strap: 293


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
fpjourne
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.
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About

THIS MODEL WAS PRODUCED BETWEEN 2007 AND 2018.

A constant search for functionality produces the new Octa 1300.3 calibre. In his approach as an innovative and creative watchmaker, François-Paul Journe does not hesitate in constantly improving his creations. This is the case with the conception of this new calibre which offers an automatic winding system in adequacy with the less mobile users.

In 2001, when the creative watchmaker presented the Octa line - a collection of mechanical wristwatch chronometers with automatic winding systems offering a 120-hour power reserve, all of which have the same case size regardless of the complication - the success is immediate!

The Octa collection satisfies a clientele looking for authentic, rare and innovative horology in an "easy to wear" mechanical wristwatch. The Octa collection is available in a variety of complications such as a chronograph, an annual calendar or a moon phases, thus satisfying a variety of clients’ needs. In his testimony on the creation of his first calibre with automatic movement signed F.P.Journe -Invenit et Fecit-, François-Paul Journe explains his philosophy, focusing on the difficulty in creating a global collection with exactly the same size case regardless of the complication. But, his real challenge was to provide an elegant, innovative line developed on a calibre offering chronometry and unrelenting stability with an automatic movement on a variable inertia balance wheel. The Octa line was born...

Optimized winding system
Always taking into account the notes and observations concerning his products, François-Paul Journe states: «I realized that one of my friend’s Octa was never completely wound because he works on a computer and his right hand doesn’t move enough.»
It is from this observation that he created the new Octa calibre (1300.3) that uses the slightest movement to automatically wind the watch. With talent, the watchmaker turns the problem around, and creates a new rotor that winds in only one direction with a ball bearing system, contrary to the first Octa calibre. The ceramic balls allow the rotor to move in one direction and block it in the other. When the user is immobile, the rotor goes back to its original position. In this way, every infinitesimal movement is maximally exploited for an optimized winding of the watch.

The new calibre retains the characteristics of the classic Octa with: a five-day power reserve (120h) and a variable inertia balance wheel for an optimum yield that offers each model of the Octa line an irreproachable stability.

Also in accordance to his clients’ observations, François-Paul Journe takes advantage of this new calibre to offer two new models with central hands : «Some of our clients told me they had difficulty reading the time on the classical Octa dial, so I took advantage of the new calibre’s creation to build the Octa Automatic Reserve and the Octa Automatic Lune whose dials are inspired by that of the Chonomètre Souverain - watch that won the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix in 2005 in the Men’s Watch category».

Technical Specifications

Indications :

    Centre hours and minutes
    Small seconds at 4:30
    Large date
    Power-reserve indicator at 9h00

Dimensions :
  • Overall dimensions : 30.80 mm
  • Casing-up diameter : 30.40 mm
  • Overall height : 5.70 mm
  • Height of winding system : 3.00 mm
  • Diameter of stem thread : S0.90 mm
  • Case diameter : 40.00 mm
  • Overall thickness case : 10.6 mm
Characteristics :

    In-line lever escapement, 15 tooth wheel
    Balance with 4 inertia spring
    Flat Anachron microfamed spring
    Free-sprung balance
    Mobile stud holder
    Nivatronic laser soldered balance spring
    Pinned GE stud
    Three-position crown Slipping mainspring
    Off-centre winding rotor

WINDING SPEED :

    On rotator: 274 anti clock-wise rotations per 24 hours

Features :

    Uni-directional automatic winding
    Date setting by turning crown in opposite ways (position 2)
    Time setting with crown in position 3

FREQUENCY :

    21'600 Alt/h, 3 Hz

Balance :

    Inertia: 10.10 mgcm2
    Angle of lift: 52°

AMPLITUDE :

    12 h dial up : 280°
    90 h dial up : 220°

Power Reserve :

    160 ± 10 hours

Number of Jewels :

    37

Finish :

    Circular stripes on the bridges
    Baseplate partly circular grained
    Gilt engravings
    Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
    Pegs with polished rounded ends
    Steelwork with polished chamfers and straight graining

Number of Parts :

    Movement: 259
    Cased up with strap: 293


At the heart of the movement
Brevet - EP 1 760 544 A1
fpjourne
Technical description

(1) 22K Gold rotor with uni-directional winding
(2) Large capacity mainspring barrel
(3) Precision-adjustment weights
(4) Full-size free-sprung chronometer balance

Watches with long power reserves have hitherto been handicapped by small balances which are susceptible to shocks and disturbances. The Octa's compact construction allows a large (10.1 mm) balance to be fitted, giving greater inertia and stability. The free-sprung chronometer balance is adjusted by five turning weights that vibrate at a steady 21'600 times an hour.

Fully wound, the Octa delivers chronometric precision for 120 hours. The meter-long mainspring supplies an average 850gr of torque, limiting the loss in balance amplitude to 25% over the five-day period. Beyond that time, the watch will continue to go for another day or two, but the amplitude-loss no longer guarantees precision timekeeping.