The FP Journe replica watch is equipped with a pure gold dial with an electroplated silver layer on the top. The center of the dial is a three-dimensional Paris nail guilloche pattern. On the outside, the elegant Arabic numerals and blue railway minute track perfectly match FP Journe’s iconic teardrop hands. At 4:30 is a small seconds subdial with radial grains, with a distinctly different balanced second hand. On its left is a new moon phase indicator. The previous replica version had a mirror-polished golden moon on a metal disc. And the big date indicator at the 11 o’clock position had two digital discs on the same plane (in my opinion, Lange can get some hints from it ). On newer models, the aperture is larger to improve legibility. The power reserve indicator at nine o’clock shows 120 hours, bringing all the complications together.
The core of the watch is the FP Journe movement Octa 1300.3. This eye-catching 3Hz movement is rose gold. The bridge deck is decorated with beautiful radial stripes and gleaming slopes, and the lower deck is decorated with pearl patterns. The 22k rose gold rotor cut by the rose lathe has flawless barley carvings.
But sports is more than just looking beautiful, on the contrary, its performance makes it unique. Octa 1300.3 is the first automatic movement on the market with 120-hour precision timekeeping autonomy. This means that although the power reserve indicator marks 120 hours, this is only the period when the movement provides the best torque to the escapement. In fact, the power reserve is within 160 hours. For some people, the power reserve indicator on an automatic replica watch may seem unnecessary. However, in this case, it may be a useful reminder to remind the wearer to complete the exercise for best accuracy.
However, if the replica watch is wearing, it shouldn’t be a problem. The unidirectional winding rotor uses a special locking bearing mechanism to prevent inefficient swing back. Because of this, every millimeter of rotor movement winds the mainspring. Even more impressive is that FP Journe achieves an incredible power reserve with a mainspring barrel. What’s even cooler is that the moon phase does not require a dedicated pusher. The moon phase and date can be adjusted quickly through the crown.