F.P.Journe Centigraphe Sport

First wristwatch entirely in Aluminium, case bracelet and movement by F.P.Journe

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Published by 3807 on July 21th, 2011 at 03:24 p.m..

The F.P.Journe Centigraphe Sport
F.P.Journe is launching the new Centigraphe Sport, first ultra light wristwatch ever entirely in aluminium, case, bracelet and movement. It discloses a new time measurement - sportive and exclusive with an authentic high horology movement.
The first Centigraphe Sport timepiece numbered 001 was offered for charity on May 30, 2011 at Christie’s Hong Kong auction by F.P.Journe in favour of the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.

It sold for the extraordinary amount of:
HK$ 3,620,000 /US$ 465,170, close to ten times its original estimate.

This fantastic result has allowed financing 7 anti seismic houses for the "100maisons100familles" programme of Foundation de Fère constructing temporary anti-seismic wooden houses to relocate family victims of the earthquake and tsunami in the northern city of Tome, near Sendai, in Japan.

CENTIGRAPHE Sport - Technical Specifications

Calibre 1506
Manual winding
Movement in aluminium alloy

Movement Overall diameter: 34.40mm
Casing-up diameter: 34.00mm
Overall height: 5.60mm
Height of hands: 1.45mm
Height of winding stem: 2.69mm
Diameter of stem thread: S1.20mm

Free-sprung balance
Four adjustable inertia weights
Anachron free sprung balance spring
Mobile stud holders
Pinned GE stud
Spring pinned to the collet
Frequency: 21,600v/h (3Hz)
Inertia: 10.10 mg/cm2
Angle of lift: 52°
Amplitude: 0h dial up: > 320° and 24h dial up: > 280°

In-line lever escapement - 15-tooth escape wheel

Central hours and minutes
One-second chronograph: hand at 10 o’clock
20-seconds chronograph: hand at 2 o’clock
10-minutes chronograph: hand at 6 o’clock

Separate chronograph train driven by directly from the mainspring
1/100th second readout

Power Reserve
100 hours with the chronograph stopped
24 hours with the chronograph running

Circular stripes on the bridges
Circular graining on the baseplate
Polished screw heads with chamfered slots
Pegs with polished rounded ends
Straight-grained steel work

Aluminium alloy with rubber inserts
Diameter: 42.00mm
Total height: 11.60mm
Dial: Aluminium alloy and transparent sapphire
Crown: Titanium with rubber coating
Bracelet: Aluminium alloy with rubber inserts
Deployant Clasp: Aluminium with rubber coating, adjustable

Rocker arm to start, stop and zero the chronograph
3 position winding crown
Position 0, disengaged
Position 1, winding
Position 2, time-setting
Number of Parts Movement without dial 284
Cased up with strap 324
Jewels: 50
Rubber: 72

Total weight: 55g
Movement alone: 12g
Sapphire glass: 7g

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