Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Summer of 76: New Limited Edition exclusive to the US
Introduced in 2012, the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture has established itself in record time as one of Frederique Constant's best-selling timepieces and is widely acclaimed by the watchmaking community. This success continues today, with a very exclusive limited edition, still dedicated to the art of travel and world exploration, while illustrating the Independence of the United States.
The Classics Worldtimer Manufacture timepiece is a special creation, dear to the history of Frederique Constant, which crosses continents and transcends borders.
A great success, several ingredients
How does the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture manage to win over the hearts of collectors today?
Firstly, with a useful complication - not a watchmaker's creation for watchmakers, but one that will serve a wide public on a daily basis. This is the case with the Worldtimer. This beautiful invention, designed for exploration and travel, allows the exact time to be read instantly in the 24 cities that represent the 24 time zones of reference - with, as a bonus, the immediate indication of those that are currently in day or night. New York, Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro or Dubai: each city is a call to escape, and for the past ten years it has carried the dreams of all the world's great travelers.
Secondly, with a Manufacture movement that remains within the realm of accessible watchmaking luxury. For more than 15 years, Frederique Constant has been able to design and assemble its own movements in-house, within its Geneva manufacture. The result is the FC-718 automatic caliber, with its 38-hour power reserve. It is an example of reliability and simplicity: all its indications are set with the crown, thanks to an ingenious three-notch system. At the first, it winds the watch, at the second, it sets the date (upwards) and the reference city (downwards), and at the third, it sets the central display time.
Simple and intuitive, this design allows the wearer to cross the time zones, driven solely by the desire to discover the world, without having to worry about the time change: the local time (by central hands) and the domestic time (by the mobile disk) are automatically synchronized with each other. It is also easy to distinguish day and night-time zones: the two tones of the same disk (dark for night, white for day) naturally indicate this, by two consecutive 12-hour segments, opposite the reference cities concerned.
This exceptional movement is visible through the open caseback of the watch. Like all genuine Manufacture calibers by Frederique Constant, it is richly decorated with Côtes de Genève.
Finally, the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture is above all a creation of modern and timeless design and an invitation to travel. This intuitive design has survived the last ten years without any modification other than chromatic; enriching the collection with variations of blue, brown, grey or green, like so many wild landscapes, reefs and colored lands.
A US exclusive celebrating the foundation of the country
An icon of travel, the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture - originally launched in 2012 - remains a unique source of inspiration and is shared from generation to generation to continue towards new horizons.
After two versions of the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture were introduced last March to celebrate the collection 10th anniversary, Frederique Constant is launching a US exclusive version, thereby showing the importance of the US market for the brand.
This new Classics Worldtimer Manufacture timepiece will be limited to 76 pieces to commemorate the Declaration of Independence adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4th, 1776, when the original 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. Designed with US colors and historical cues in mind, it features a light blue and silver dial with globe decoration, a white 24H disc with day (white) & night (blue) indication and the US flag, blue hour and minute hands, a red second hand, a light blue date counter at 6 o’clock with sunray guilloché decoration in the center, a hand-polished silver color hand and a red star replacing the 4. This timepiece comes on a red genuine alligator leather strap with off-white stitching with an additional white genuine alligator leather strap as well as a blue rubber strap.