Classic Worldtimer Manufacture: the new icon from Frederique Constant
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For the first time ever, the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture from Frederique Constant has been given an 18-carat rose gold case. Produced in a limited edition of 88 pieces only, this collector’s timepiece features an exclusive, modern dial for the frequent traveller. Here are the four key elements of this timepiece.
A useful complication. In this regard, the ability to permanently display world time is an undeniable asset for those who travel internationally.
Ease of use. For an everyday watch, everything has been designed so that the latter and its complication can be adjusted quickly and intuitively, without risk of error.
The movement. The part most prised by collectors. Frederique Constant has already brought out 29 calibres thought its fully integrated manufacture.
Design. The simple, classic design of the timepiece keeps Frederique Constant in synonym to Swiss Made elegance from the very beginning.
A limited edition
This new version aims at discerning collectors. The new Classic Worldtimer Manufacture stands out for its 18-carat rose gold case, with no more than 88 limited edition timepieces on offer. This is the first time in the history of the Manufacture that such a case has been offered for this timepiece.
A sophisticated look
When it comes to the appearance, Frederique Constant has opted for a blue dial reminiscent of the ocean and keeps with the rose gold case. The continents emerge from the dial in relief, their anthracite grey outlines are carved.
The date counter at 6 o’clock is decorated with a sunray guilloché pattern. Hovering over it are four hands coordinating with the rose gold; the hour and minute hands and index hour markers are easier to read in low light.
Around this miniature world map is the Worldtimer flange, indicating the 24 world time zones and their 24 principal cities. For the ease in legibility, the 12 daytime hours appear in red, while the 12 night-time hours appear in grey.
Ease of setting and use
All the features of the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture can be adjusted using the crown, (hours, minutes, date, Worldtimer) eliminating the need for push buttons that could detract from its 42 mm case.
Finally, as for all Frederique Constant Manufacture collection timepieces, the FC-718 movement in the new Classic Worldtimer Manufacture has been decorated with fine perlage decoration visible through a sapphire crystal caseback that is guaranteed water-resistant to 3 ATM.
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, worldtimer.
Movement: FC-718 Manufacture caliber, automatic with all functions adjustable by the crown. Perlage & circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement. 26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve.
Case: polished 18K rose gold 3-parts case. Diameter of 42mm. Convex sapphire crystal. See-through case-back. Water-resistance of up to 3 ATM.
Dial: navy blue color dial with grey world map in the centre and luminous indexes. Hand-polished rose gold plated hands with white luminous treatment. Date counter at 6 o’clock. 24H disc with day (red) & night (grey) indication. City disc with 24 cities.