F.P. Journe UTC limited end run

May 06, 2020,11:21 AM

To celebrate the ending of the UTC, a limited series of 10 pieces in Platinum and 10 in Gold with a blue dial will be available exclusively in F.P.Journe Boutiques.

Limited Series of 20 pieces

A"> 10 in Platinum and 10 in 18K 6N Gold
Exclusively available in F.P.Journe Boutiques

A">18K 6N Gold case
Diameter: 40 mm
Overall height: 10.6 mm
Dial: blue in Gold, whitened guilloché Silver, laser engraved and painted world map on sapphire disc
Hands: blued Steel and 5N gilt Steel

The UTC never became a popular FPJ watch. Some people complain that the globe disk is too difficult to read. My personal objection was that the bright colors of the globe did not bled well with the rest of the dial. However, I feel that issue has disappeared with this new blue dial. Especially on the Pt version, I think it works well. Chances of ever seing one of these in the wild are slim as only 10 pieces of each metal will be manufatured. If anyone here encounter one of these blue dials, please post live pictures as I would love to see and hear more.

What do you think? An improvement or do you prefer the original?

Original grey dial

Original red gold dial

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Here you are.

 By: amanico : May 6th, 2020-11:45

Thank you so much, Nico :-)

 By: ChristianDK : May 6th, 2020-12:02
excellent pictures!

I am in full agreement

 By: mrds : May 6th, 2020-14:15
I always thought the colorful world dial is not really integrated in the dial but something of an alien object. The blue dial is a huge improvement, especially with th Pt version. Still it’s not in my Top 5 of the greatest Journe watches, but in this vers... 

Agree it is still not in top 5. There are just better FPJ watches

 By: ChristianDK : May 6th, 2020-14:36
The globe does add some energy to to the dark blue. Thank you for chiming in, Daniel.


 By: avseg : May 7th, 2020-02:26
I liked the Platinum with blue face enough that I committed to buying one - but they were all spoken for, even before the official press release!

That blue dial and rose gold case again. Pretty good I think.

 By: Jay (Eire) : May 6th, 2020-18:00
It was never a reference that sat well with me, aesthetics and honestly I didn’t think it was that easy to read.

Never quite like it

 By: Tlph : May 6th, 2020-20:11
I hope there would be new FPJ travel watches though!

I agree. And something built on the OCTA would be fine

 By: ChristianDK : May 6th, 2020-21:38
But it has to be much more simple to operate and read. Otherwise we always have the Resonance for travel.

I did consider this blue dial version but...

 By: IndieFan : May 7th, 2020-03:21
The UTC just isn't grabbing me enough to pull the trigger. It's just not in my "Top 10" next FP Journe watches to buy, even with this blue dial and the fact it's the last chance to grab one. I like the blue dial, just don't love the watch enough!

A bit like how I’m feeling about this watch...

 By: ChristianDK : May 7th, 2020-04:26
I like it but there 15 other watches I’d rather have...

I agree that this appears to be the best version

 By: NML77 : May 7th, 2020-05:15
I also could not get comfortable with bright colors against the grey background on the other versions. As far as Journes go, the resonance would be my preferred travel watch.