"Not the Kitchen Kind", indeed. This aluminum alloy is similar to that used in aeronautical aeronautics. Mr Journe was addressing the dwindling few who are still skeptical about a timepiece crafted entirely of a metal used in roasting chicken or smoking fish, but to compare this aluminum to that which is used in the kitchen would be to compare coal to diamonds.
Since the watch is all aluminum, it weighs a mere 53 grams, which is not due to a diminutive size, but rather lightness of material. The watch is a gracious 42 mm in diameter and a comfortable 11.6mm thick. The intriguing reflectivity of the aluminum creates a sleek allure to the watch accentuated by the red indices on the gray aluminum alloy dial. The applied Arabic hour markers and hands are highly distinctive by day and by night. By day due to their boldness and by night due to an application of Superluminova. A big date indicator is situated below the large red S. Beneath the 10 and 11, lies a power reserve indicator. Discretely placed at the 9 'o'clock position is a bean shaped day night indicator, which serves its purpose just fine without unduly cluttering up the dial.
A subsidiary seconds dial seals the look by adding a distinct vintage flavor to an otherwise ultra modern design.
The Octa Sport Watch retails for $25,790 with a rubber strap and $31,050 with an aluminum bracelet - pricey, but not exorbitant.