Frederique Constant premiered the ‘Monolithic Manufacture’ along with Vintage Rally Healey Automatic Small Seconds and Highlife collection
INDIA, SEPTEMBER 3, 2021: The second edition of Geneva Watch Days August 30th to September 3rd, 2021 closed at a great note today. Many Swiss watch brands in addition to Frederique Constant Group showcased their 2021 Novelty Collections. With the aim of democratizing luxury Swiss Made watches, Frederique Constant Group launched Slimline Monolithic Manufacture along with the limited edition of Vintage Rally Healey Automatic Small Seconds and Runabout Chronograph Automatic and refashioned version of Highlife Collection and its newest innovation – Highlife Automatic Skeleton.
The five-day event fascinated watch connoisseurs and journalists alike, by exhibiting these beautiful and elegant watch collections in the physical as well as the virtual spaces. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the virtual sessions were curated to provide an opportunity for the experts to strike conversations on their valuable insights and experiences.
Frederique Constant Group organised a special screening for the Indian media where they exclusively unveiled the first look of Slimline Monolithic Manufacture and the information of the technological breakthrough in the field of precision timekeeping and focussed on the launch of other new collections.
Slimline Monolithic Manufacture: Frederique Constant presents a silicon oscillator beating at an unprecedented pace of 288,000 vibrations per hour, or 40 Hz that has redefined the principles of mechanical watch regulation. After 3 years of research and development, Frederique Constant has been triumphed in replacing a regular 26 components assortment with A ONE PIECE OSCILLATOR for better reliability and performance. The 40mm Slimline Monolithic Manufacture is the 30th in-house caliber and the proud recipient of this ground-breaking oscillator; the first watch in the world to boast a 40Hz frequency combined with a price that portrays the brand’s commitment to accessible luxury. Each timepiece is presented in a 40mm round case and the new watch features an elegant, classic dial with a guilloché hobnail pattern, printed Roman numerals paired with Breguet-style hands.
The limited-edition collection is available in three selections: 81 pieces in stainless steel with a blue dial, 81 pieces in stainless steel with a silver coloured dial, and 81 pieces in rose gold with the silver coloured dial.
Highlife: Frederique Constant has reinvigorated the Highlife Collection (1999) with a redesigned case and an interchangeable integrated strap. There are three new models: the Highlife Heart Beat, Highlife Ladies Automatic Heart Beat, and Highlife Ladies Automatic.
Highlife Automatic Skeleton: Frederique Constant has launched a bolder, elegant line which is more of a modern watch with a distinctive design – Highlife Automatic Skeleton that is designed to suit every man’s wrist. Through the journey to the centre of the Earth, the Highlife Automatic Skeleton brings to life a modern vision of skeletonization and mechanical watchmaking. The new collection offers a direct view of the piece’s intricate inner workings and celebrates the savoir-faire of our watchmakers.
Runabout Chronograph Automatic: With the launch of Runabout Chronograph Automatic, Frederique Constant is extending an invitation to travel, to have your feet in the water and your head in the stars. The two new limited editions of 888 pieces of Runabout Chronograph Automatics adorn a blue dial of the Mediterranean, the Adriatic, blue of the sky and space, which complements into the Frederique Constant collection.
Each model has exclusive variations by the choice of materials. The first model is offered in plated pink gold, whose warm hue is repeated in the hands and contours of the hour markers. The second model offers the modernity and simplicity of a light steel case, also repeated in the hands and hour marker contours.
The exclusive nature of these models is indicated on the back of each piece in two places. Firstly, by the individual number engraved on each watch and secondly, by an original imprint representing the official RHS flag, featured on the sapphire crystal of the watch. This collection appreciates the FC-392 calibre in detail and guarantees 55-hour power reserve, a real first in the collection – until now the Runabout timepieces offered a power reserve of only 46 hours. Each piece will be presented in a special case with a miniature replica of a wooden Runabout boat moored alongside the watch.