Month: November 2010

F.P.Journe Tokyo Boutique-5th Anniversary Event

This new anniversary watch Octa Perpétuelle is a luxurious perpetual calendar. The Anniversary Edition is limited to ninety-nine, and is specially crafted for the fifth anniversary of the birth of the first Tokyo store in the global F.P.Journe global store network.

The event’s opening speech was addressed by His Excellency Mr. Paul Fivat, Swiss Ambassador to Japan. Next, François-Paul Journe presented the new Octa Perpetuelle, a small replica of the flower clock of Geneva’s English Garden at World Première.

In 2001, FPJourne launched the OCTA series, which is a series of self-winding mechanical watches. The models of this series are equipped with a powerful five-day (120 hours) energy storage function. The styles all use the same case thickness, whether it is a complicated function or not. OCTA’s eighth watch, Octa Perpétuelle, is a self-winding calibre with the F.P. Journe-Invenit et Fecit logo, which enriches this series.

The new model, which was launched that night, used a perpetual calendar movement and was coveted by many collectors. The praise of the guests when the watch was unveiled proved that this watch is full of innovative genius, combining Swiss watchmaker’s innovative technology in one.
Source: F.P. Journe


Visual Crit! Tasting Athens Watch Manager Series Hollow X Watch

For Athenian watch, exploration is not only a way, but also a driving force for progress. At the Geneva International Watch Fair earlier this year, the Athens Watch Manager series launched a new skeleton X watch. Equipped with the brand’s new self-made movement, the technology is more bold, and the delicate charm of the watch is highlighted through the most challenging hollow design of the fine watchmaking industry. The inner beauty of the watch shines in front of everyone. Hollow X watch, no need to imagine, what you see is what you get. (Watch number: 3715-260 / CARB)

   Overall watch real shot:

   The Hollow X watch is available in four satin finishes, and this matte carbon-gold composite Hollow X watch is one of the most stunning. The aerospace-grade carbon anion material used in the watch is a new ultralight and environmentally friendly material, which is mostly used in the manufacture of the latest generation aircraft fuselage and wings. The carbocation material is made from the scrap of aviation parts, so it will reduce the environmental impact by 40% compared with other carbon composite materials.
   Watch details real shot:

   The case of the Hollow X watch has been redesigned with a diameter of 43 mm, in line with current fashion trends. The stacked geometric architecture is extremely modern in design. The X-shape formed by the four time marks 1, 5, 7, and 11 resides in a rectangular frame, and the rectangle is located in a circular bezel. Shape in shape, order in disorder, soft in rigid.

   The dial frame is made of rose gold, and the hands and indexes are coated with a luminous coating to ensure clear time at night.

Tourbillon device at 6 o’clock

   The color of the case of this skeleton X watch is very unique. It is a carbon-gold composite material made of carbon fibers and gold particles. After a complex process such as high temperature and high pressure, this shimmering case is made. The wearer can enjoy the black lines and gold fine lines interlacing and flowing. Stunning effect.

   The crown design is also ingenious and chic, similar to the rudder shape, with the classic anchor logo of the Athens watch engraved on it.

   The watch is equipped with the brand’s homemade UN-371 manual winding movement. The bold hollow design allows you to see at a glance the super-large and ultra-lightweight silicon balance wheel, nickel weights, and self-adjusting micro-chips in the movement. The power reserve can reach 96 hours, and the remaining power can be read through the window on the barrel through the case back.

   With a grained calfskin strap, it matches the watch’s marbled case for a premium look.

   This Athens watch manager series hollow X watch let us see the brilliant spark of three-dimensional solid and mechanical skills. Whether it is a complicated design or a powerful and ‘transparent’ movement technology, Athens Watch has once again proved to the world that they have an unshakable position in the watch industry. The official price of this carbon gold matte skeleton X watch is 168,000 RMB. If you are looking for such a watch, you may want to wear it in a physical store.