The ninth creation of the Octa collection, the new F.P.Journe Quantième Perpétuel will be exhibited at this year’s SalonQP.
F.P. Journe says the watch presents a distinctive aesthetic compared to all existing perpetual calendars in offering perfect readability through an uncluttered dial with large apertures: two for the day and month calendar, and a large date in two windows.
The instantaneous jump is reinforced by a unique F.P.Journe system designed to accumulate energy and release it instantaneously when the date, day or month changes; and then slow it down at the end of its route.
Unlike perpetual calendars that are often difficult to adjust, the F.P.Journe Quantième Perpétuel is easy to use, according to the brand.
All corrections are made using the three-position crown, except for the rapid correction of months, which is carried out by a protected and hidden corrector lever beneath the lug at 1 o’clock. It therefore facilitates the adjustment over four years without any specific tool.
The months with 28, 29, 30 and 31 days are automatically taken into account with recognition of the leap years shown in the centre of the dial under the hour and minute hands. The years 1, 2 and 3 are shown in black, the leap year as L (Leap) is shown in red.
The automatic winding movement of the piece is manufactured in 18ct rose gold and is constructed on the basis of the exclusive Octa calibre 1300.3, with an identical calibre leaving room to insert all the complications of the Octa line.
It also features the exclusive off-centre F.P.Journe rotor in 22ct red gold that offers optimal winding of the watch for an effective power reserve with retrograde indication for over 120 effective hours. It winds the movement in only one direction with an autoblocant ball bearing system (selfblocking).
With a limited production of nearly 900 pieces per year, the custom of F.P.Journe is to stop producing an existing calibre when creating a new model. Therefore, the Quantième Perpétuel replaces the Octa Calendrier with annual calendar, which has ceased production, making it a collector’s piece.
The Quantième Perpétuel is available in platinum or in 18ct red gold, in 40 or 42 mm diameter. The red or white gold dial is fixed by a steel circle with a silver chapter ring.