Highlife Ladies

Highlife Ladies

HIGHLIFE LADIES

Watchmaking elegance for 21st century women

Following the successful reintroduction of the Highlife collection unveiled last September, Frederique Constant is adding a new collection for women, simply named "Highlife Ladies".  The latter features three designs - the Highlife Ladies Automatic Sparkling available in the U.S., and the Highlife Ladies Automatic Heart Beat and Highlife Ladies Automatic, available internationally - combining over 30 years of watchmaking expertise and the desire to come up with an authentic creation for 21st century women. The timepieces in this collection also feature the Highlife’s hallmark strap, which is built into the case and can be changed at will – the secret to making watches truly timeless and ensuring they always strike the right note. 

Over 20 years ago now, back in 1999, Frederique Constant introduced the very first Highlife watches. In 2020, the Maison revived the iconic design, reintroducing the collection with resolutely modern curves rooted in the 21st century. Owing to its popularity, the latter inspired the eponymous collection for women, unveiled this year for watchmaking enthusiasts, the sophisticated and fashion-forward modern women of today and tomorrow. 

The Highlife Ladies collection adds a new dimension to the definition of accessible luxury according to Frederique Constant. Graceful yet assertive, the delicate 34 mm diameter watch combines the subtlety of an exquisitely feminine timepiece with the presence of one that asserts its identity and unique character. The new design translates into both tensed and flexible lines, the modernity of a creation that denies nothing of its craftsmanship, balance or style

Of course, the new collection features the integrated and interchangeable strap that has become the hallmark of Highlife stamped timepieces. The design merges case and strap in the same continuity, just like the women fitting two or even three days into one, with fluidity and energy.

A closely guarded secret, the first link holds the key to the invisible integrated system that makes it possible to change the strap at will and without the need for tools. For those whose elegance embraces everything they do, Frederique Constant allows wearers to change the strap as often as an outfit, occasion or mood dictates, helping them overcome the challenges of daily life and be fulfilled.

The Highlife Ladies Automatic Heart Beat and Highlife Ladies Automatic are only available in the U.S. via special order.

 

HIGHLIFE LADIES AUTOMATIC SPARKLING

Part of eternity on your wrist

The new Highlife Ladies Automatic Sparkling is intended for modern women looking for uncompromising elegance and an accessory that can keep up with their everyday life without sacrificing charm, finesse or authenticity.

Reproducing the various nuances of the Milky Way on the wrist, this true ode to femininity invites the wearer on a journey. The cosmic blue dial of the Highlife Ladies Automatic Sparkling features various specks, representing stars. The contemporary product of an original design by the Manufacture that met with worldwide success, it has been replicated and upgraded for the first time within the new Highlife Ladies.

At the center of its dial, you can almost catch a glimpse of celestial gleam, with its delicate nuances reflected in the bezel, which is fully set with diamonds. Like stars scattering the vastness of space, eight diamond index hour markers complete this cosmic and dreamlike composition, which comes with a steel strap, as well as a second interchangeable white rubber strap. The combination of steel, diamond and wonderfully pure rubber range in color from pale grey to the shiniest diamond, via infinite nuances depending on the reflections adorning the piece. In sunlight or moonlight, from midday to midnight, the Highlife Ladies Automatic Sparkling moves around the sun and the moon dial with grace and modernity, beating to the rhythm of those who live for the moment.

 

About Frederique Constant

Frederique Constant is a Swiss watchmaking manufacture located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Maison was founded in 1988 by a couple of independent entrepreneurs, Aletta and Peter Stas, to offer quality Swiss watches at competitive prices, with the aim of democratizing luxury Swiss Made watches.

Frederique Constant creates, develops, assembles and controls a wide variety of mechanical, quartz and connected timepieces  within its Manufacture in Geneva. To this day, Frederique Constant has designed 30 Manufacture calibers, including high complications, such as the Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar and Flyback Chronograph. Just this year, the brand introduced a breakthrough in the field of precision mechanical timekeeping, the Monolithic Manufacture, which feature’s the world’s first silicon oscillator that allows the movement to ticks ten times fast than traditional mechanical watches at 288,000 vibrations per hour.

Equal in innovation and style, Frederique Constant creates proven classic ladies styles targeting the North American consumers’ preferences with collections such as the Art Déco, Carrée, Slimline or Classic Quartz Ladies.

Frederique Constant leverages each collection and U.S. retail partner to support the nonprofit organization, DonorsChoose, in their effort to provide teachers with materials for the classroom. Since 2016, the brand has helped teachers all over the country live their passions of teaching America’s future.

Frederique Constant is currently present in nearly 3,000 points of sale in 120 countries across the world. In 2016, the Frederique Constant group (Frederique Constant, Alpina Watches, Ateliers deMonaco) joined the Japanese group Citizen, so as to pursue its international development and nurture new synergies.

 

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