F.P.Journe introduces a new design for the Centigraphe and the Automatique Réserve. The two models are available with a 44 mm diameter case in Titanium grade 5 of anthracite color with an assorted bracelet. The bezel in Titanium and ceramic follows the codes of the Chronographe Rattrapante with numbers engraved in the Titanium base. For the first time, a new bright yellow dial brings a new intensity to the lineSport with luminescent appliqué numbers surrounded with black as well as sapphire counters with red numbers.
The Titanium is frequently used in boating and the aeronautics for its lightness and it high resistance to corrosion and wear. Its matte finishing is emphasizing its contemporary sportive aspect. In a constant quest for performance and lightness, the movement is made from Aluminium alloy.
The hand-wound mechanical movement of the Centigraphe indicates elapsed times from a 100th of a second to 10 minutes, visible on 3 dials. The 100th of a second’s hand, released by the watch's escapement, makes one revolution of the dial per second. The chronograph is started, stopped and zeroed by a rocker at 2 o’clock in the case band, instead of the usual buttons on either side of the crown. This ergonomic design, perfectly fitted to the wristwatch, is patented (patent No EP 818 734 A1). The mainspring supplies at least 80 hours of power reserve without the chronograph, and 24 hours with the chronograph running.
The Automatique Réserve features a day and night indication and a date now even larger (4.7 x 2.6 mm) for optimal readability. The automatic winding mechanical movement with a Titanium rotor and a Tungsten segment uses any slightest movement of the wrist to increase the winding of the watch providing 160 hours of power reserve.
The Centigraphe and the Automatique Réserve are also available with a case and bracelet in Platinum or 18K 6N Gold with hammered finishing.