To support Only Watch charity auction, F.P.Journe has dedicated seven years to create the FFC Blue timepiece in collaboration with American film director Francis Ford Coppola.
This watch was born in 2012 while having dinner at Francis Ford Coppola’s house in the Napa Valley. He asked me if it could be possible to tell time with a hand in a watch. I replied that the idea was interesting and required thinking about it. But how to display 12 hours with 5 fingers? It was not an easy matter and this complex challenge inspired and motivated me. Once I figured it out, Francis immediately sent the sketches for the fingers positions. After more than 2 years, I could finally focus on “Fecit”. After 7 years of development, I am proud to present the FFC prototype.
The classy and simple case of the FFC Blue makes the unique dial stand out. A giant blue hand is used as the main mechanism for telling the time. As this year, F.P.Journe celebrates the 20 years of the automatic Octa Calibre 1300 in all its forms. This latest timepiece is the ultimate expression. The hand is an automaton that works solely off the Octa movement’s mainspring. The minutes are read by a rotating disk at the 12 o’clock position, while the mobile fingers appear or disappear instantaneously to display the hour according to their positions. The fingers are inspired by a mechanical hand created by Ambroise Paré (1509-1590), the father of modern surgery.
A unique Tantalum case and blue hand have the same style as other F.P.Journe Only Watch timepieces in years past.