I'm joyed to present FPJourne's most recent horological creation which was exhibited, just this past week, at SIHH 2015. The Nouvelle Octa Lune is a majestic timepiece representing a new generation of the Octa Collection in a bold, exemplary form. Yes, it is complicated; however, this watch has an overall simple dial execution, sleek lines, and an undeniably legible font used throughout its many components. That said, the Nouvelle Octa Lune is understated while extraordinarily complex. Makes sense? Now, let's get down to the details.
For some time, the only Journe I cared for was the Chronomètre Bleu. And not only because blue has been my lifelong favorite color, but also because the Chronomètre Bleu has one heck of a beautiful red gold movement. Well, this is no longer the case. I'm hooked on the Nouvelle Octa Lune.
The dial is so brilliant. To be specific, there are actually two dials. The first dial exists solely for the purpose of telling standard time (hours, minutes, and seconds). The second dial elegantly displays the date via a sizable aperture at 11 o'clock. A 5-day, or 120 hour, power reserve along with a moon phase indicator are too features of this second dial.
I find all of FPJourne's cases to be absolutely remarkable. There just isn't anything else out there like one! The Nouvelle Octa Lune not only is offered in platinum, but also in red gold--the same red gold integrated into their movements.
As for the movement, there's nothing to expect, but perfection. This watch is powered by a stunning, self-winding (automatic) manufacture caliber 1300.3. Mr. Journe did not leave out a single detail when decorating the movement. Just to ensure your understanding of how much time was invested in the production of this piece, here's a list--verbatim--of the movement's particulars: "circular Côtes de Genève on the bridges, partial circular graining on the baseplate, polished screw heads with chamfered slots, and pegs with polished rounded ends."
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