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F.P.JOURNE x FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, FFC BLUE
F.P.JOURNE x FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, FFC BLUE
F.P.JOURNE x FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, FFC BLUE
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F.P.JOURNE x FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, FFC BLUE

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F.P.JOURNE x FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, FFC BLUE
Model name: FFC Blue
Case: Tantalum, unique case exclusively developed for Only Watch
Dial: Instantaneous digital hours indicated by an automaton blue hand, unique piece exclusively developed for Only Watch, rotating minutes
Calibre: Automatic FFC Octa Calibre 1300.3 in 18K rose Gold. Unidirectional oscillating weight in 22K 5N Gold, engraved Ambroise Paré (1509-1590) & F.F.Coppola
Bracelet: Orange alligator strap
Dimensions: Diameter: 42 mm / Thickness: 10.70 mm
Specificities: A unique Tantalum case and blue hand, in the same vein as other F.P.Journe Only Watch timepieces in years past
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This lot is offered without reserve.

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Lot Essay

On an original idea by Francis Ford Coppola “Invenit” and “Fecit” by François-Paul Journe.

In 2021, F.P.Journe celebrates the 20th anniversary of the automatic Octa Calibre 1300 in all its forms.

This latest opus is the ultimate version of the legendary model, with an automaton powered solely by the Octa movement’s mainspring. As one might expect, this was no easy task.

The minutes are driven by a rotating disk located at 12 o’clock, while the mobile fingers appear or disappear instantaneously, indicating the hours by their position.

The fingers were inspired by a mechanical hand created by Ambroise Paré (1509-1590), the father of modern surgery.

“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”.

HISTORY OF THE BRAND
François-Paul Journe has been “inventing” and “making” watches for over 40 years. He draws on his historical knowledge and expertise to face the most daring horological challenges, demonstrating a timeless consistency in research and innovation with a single goal: make each timepiece as accurate as possible. Excellence and precision are the essence of an F.P.Journe watch, as well as authenticity and chronometry. F.P.Journe produces all its movements in 18K rose Gold, a first in the watch world and a unique feature of the brand. Signed with the label -Invenit et Fecit - (invented and made), each F.P.Journe exclusive movement guarantees a Manufacture calibre, entirely invented, constructed, and assembled in the Geneva workshops. With a limited production of less than 900 mechanical timepieces per year, the F.P.Journe Manufacture honours artisanal work. The exceptional F.P.Journe high horology creations have spanned over decades showcasing an exceptional watch pedigree from the astounding Sonnerie Souveraine to the amazing Octa automatic calibre featured in the prototype FFC BLUE, unique timepiece exclusively developed for ONLY WATCH 2021.

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