2023 is a very special year: it’s Frederique Constant’s thirty-fifth anniversary. After initially emerging into a familiar universe full of historic firms, this relative latecomer embarked on a trajectory that’s displayed a rare degree of constancy, winning over all kinds of people from all over the world.
In a tribute to the splendour of this ongoing saga, the Manufacture is today unveiling two Highlife Worldtimer Manufacture watches, one in 18K rose gold in a limited edition of 35, the other in an unlimited edition in steel sporting a chocolate-coloured dial. Both variations feature a diameter of 41mm and will come with either one or two additional, interchangeable straps.
A HIGHLY EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION
An anniversary edition par excellence, the latter comprises just 35 pieces made with 18K rose gold.
Frederique Constant has chosen a dial in petroleum blue, a hue soft enough to reveal the shades engraved on its surface. The dial features luminous, gold-coloured appliqué hour markers matching the three central hands indicating hours, minutes and seconds.
To round off the monochrome effect, the watch comes on an integrated strap in blue alligator leather, supplied with a blue rubber strap.
THE UNLIMITED ‘CHOCOLATE-COLOURED’ VARIATION
The second, unlimited reference being unveiled today sports the same features, with just three main exceptions. Firstly, the case is steel, suitable for more contemporary, urban wear. Secondly, the prevailing colour here is chocolate brown for the strap and worldtimer, coupled with a slightly lighter shade for the dial centre.
This variation comes with three straps: chocolate brown alligator leather, a brown rubber strap, and a polished, brushed steel 3-link strap.
CIRCLE THE GLOBE
The ballet of gears of the Manufacture FC-718 automatic caliber powers this model, backed by a 38-hour power reserve. With thoroughly tried and tested reliability, it’s the epitome of simplicity to use: all indications are set using the crown, thanks to an ingenious three-notch system. The first notch is for winding the watch. The second sets the date (going upwards) and the reference city (going downwards). The third sets the time on the central display.