Frederique Constant launched the first models in the Highlife collection over 24 years ago. Their unique design was characterised by the special strap built into the case. For 2023, the Brand has updated the ingenious concept and reinvigorated the collection by adding the Highlife Automatic COSC. All still feature the system which makes it possible to switch between a steel bracelet and a rubber strap, alternating from classic to sporty on a whim!
Thanks to its wide range of qualities, its exclusive design would appeal to men and women of all ages. Consisting of a steel case allowing for a steel bracelet or a leather strap to be added, it represented a real aesthetic and practical breakthrough. An ingenious idea from an entirely independent manufacture that would help the Highlife collection stand out on account of its versatility.
Highlife Automatic COSC
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 organisation 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.
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 steel/blue dial.
The Highlife Automatic COSC is powered by the FC-310 caliber, which vibrates at 28,800 vph. Housed within 41 mm diameter casing, it can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.