A limited exclusive edition: The Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Swiss Edition
An iconic model from Frederique Constant’s Manufacture, the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture is now available in a special Swiss limited edition, produced in only 108 pieces. For the occasion, this collector's timepiece features an exclusive, modern dial for the frequent traveler, decorated with the famous Swiss cross, in reference to the Swiss time zone.
Success is no accident. Achievements made in watchmaking come down to a combination of elements that Frederique Constant has been fine-tuning for over 30 years. Element number one: a useful complication. In this regard, the ability to permanently display world time is an undeniable asset for those who travel internationally.
Element number two: 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.
Element number three: the movement. The part most prized by collectors gains considerable value when stamped "Manufacture". Frederique Constant, a fully integrated manufacture, has already brought out 30 calibers, all of them developed, produced, assembled and inspected within its workshops.
Finally, element number four: design. The simple, classic and timeless design of a timepiece allows it to stand the test of trends and time. Frederique Constant has been synonymous with Swiss Made elegance from the very beginning.
A Classic that lives up to its name
The Classic Worldtimer Manufacture illustrates this delicate balance. It was added to the Maison’s collections 10 years ago. The balance struck between the technical, aesthetic and practical immediately impressed watch enthusiasts from all over the world. In a few short years, the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture has established itself as one of the most important timepieces by Frederique Constant.
A landmark limited edition
The version unveiled today is aimed at discerning collectors. Beyond the balance it embodies, the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture stands out for its Swiss flag and its famous white cross, as a reference to the Swiss time zone, strictly limited series of 108 pieces.
A sophisticated look
For this latest version, Frederique Constant has opted for a white dial dressed in an elegant 42 mm steel case. Their anthracite grey outlines carved with the greatest precision standout in contrast.
The date counter at 6 o’clock is decorated with a sunray guilloché pattern, a traditional finish in Fine Watchmaking. Hovering over it are four hands coordinating with the rose gold; the hour and minute hands and index hour markers are tinged with luminescent material to make them easier to read in low light.
Around this miniature world map unfolds the Worldtimer flange, indicating the 24 world time zones and their 24 principal cities. To ensure the dial can be easily read, the 12 daytime hours appear in red, while the 12 night-time hours appear in grey.
Carefully preserved DNA
The ease of setting and using Frederique Constant timepieces is intrinsic to the Brand. 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 sleek 42 mm case.
As for all Frederique Constant Manufacture collection timepieces, the FC-718 movement in the new Classic Worldtimer Manufacture has been decorated with fine perlage visible through a sapphire crystal caseback that is guaranteed water-resistant to 3 ATM. The informed observer will admire the blued screws in the movement and the rose gold-plated hollowed-out oscillating weight adorned with vertical satin-finishing and "Frederique Constant Manufacture" engraving.