Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Edition
A true travel icon launched for the first time in 2012, the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2022. To mark the occasion, Frederique Constant introduces its third online to offline project: the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Edition, an exclusive model limited to 300 pieces for the greatest satisfaction of fine watch collectors and fans. For the first time in the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture history, the 24 cities’ airport codes are displayed on the city disc of the Worldtimer, in replacement of the traditional 24 reference cities’ names.
All dressed up in black
To combine this anniversary and support Black Friday, Frederique Constant opted for a striking full black design. With a 42 mm diameter sandblasted PVD titanium coated case, the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Edition features a black dial representing an embossed planisphere with the oceans highlighted by a sunray finishing. At 6 o’clock, an elegant sunray guilloché subdial displays the date thanks to a hand-polished black hand, also matching the hour, minute and seconds hands.
The only elements featured in white are the airport codes on the city disc, the day indication of the 24H disk, and the applied indexes. The latter, as well as the hour and minute hands, are filled with luminous treatment to ensure perfect readability, even at night. The watch is fitted on a black alligator strap with a folding buckle, decorated with the emblematic seal of the Frederique Constant Manufacture, an eternal passport for escape.
The world within reach
A perfect watch to travel the world easily, all the features (hours, minutes, date, Worldtimer) of the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture can be adjusted using the crown thanks to an ingenious three-notch system. The first winds the watch, the second adjusts the date (upwards) and the reference city (downwards) and the third adjusts the time in the central display.
Simple and intuitive, the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Edition allows the wearer to cross time zones concentrating only on discovery of the world, without having to worry about the time read: the local time (with the central hands) and home time (via the mobile flange) are automatically synchronized with each other. It is also easy to differentiate the day-time zones from the night-time zones: the two-disc colors surrounding the globe (dark for the night, white for the day) naturally indicate them, by the two consecutive 12-hour segments opposite the reference cities in question.
Finally, as with 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 5 ATM. The keen 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.