Rarely are watches certified by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). This certificate is only issued to pieces that can guarantee perfect isochronism over a given time and at given positions – in effect, their ability to tell the time correctly, consistently, and precisely, within the strict limits enforced by an ISO standard. The COSC is an independent Swiss organization that only issues its chronometer certificates to these pieces after the watches have undergone numerous tests over several days.
COSC-certified pieces form an elite, a class of their own, intended for collectors for whom “Swiss precision” is an everyday necessity. The Highlife Automatic COSC was developed especially for them.
This first COSC-certified watch from Frederique Constant was inspired by the original collection from 1999. Its movements already contained the highest quality components, meeting all the precision criteria for official Swiss chronometer certification. Now it is a fact.
The new Highlife Automatic COSC range brings together the best of the two other models with the three sleek hands of the Heart Beat and the date from the Perpetual Calendar Manufacture. This timepiece has been designed for everyday use and comes in two-tone, steel/blue dial and black leather/white dial versions. A fourth original creation complements this trio: a variation with a rose gold-plated case and a black dial mounted on a brown leather strap, complete with a rubber strap in the same shade. This model contrasts a traditional rose gold-plated case on a leather strap against a modern and bold monochrome dial, on which you can make out the globe decoration signature for the new Highlife collection.
The Highlife Automatic COSC is powered by the FC-310 caliber, which vibrates at 28,800 vph. Housed within a 41 mm diameter casing, it can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.
A new chapter
The new Highlife collection sees Frederique Constant continue its primary mission. One that remains unchanged: bringing quality, reliable timepieces accessible to as many people as possible. With its completely redesigned case, the Highlife collection is modern and dynamic. Protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides, the globe decoration on each model reflects the desire of new collectors for responsible and sustainable watchmaking. Interchangeable straps make it exceptionally versatile, allowing each new Highlife to be urban, stylish or sporty. Valuable assets that open the doors of the 21st century.