Friday, February 3, 2017

Frederique Constant – Worldtimer Manufacture Brown Dial


















Frederique Constant – Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Brown Dial - New Version 2017

PRE-BASELWORLD 2017 HIGHLIGHT
The New Elegant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

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Geneva – Frederique Constant adds a new Worldtimer to the Classic Manufacture Collection, tracking time in twenty-four of the world’s most wonderful cities.

Globetrotter

The man of today has become a true Citizen of the World and travelling has become as natural as running or reading. It is the “it” hobby of the moment! Frederique Constant has redesigned the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture and presents its latest version. A sophisticated new brown color pattern for the more classical man. Perfect for meeting get-a-ways or some downtime across the globe, allowing you to track time around the world with the greatest of ease.

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New design

Rose gold-plated stainless steel and brown patterns make the new Worldtimer, an elegant and sophisticated travelling watch. A dark brown design of the world map finely etched onto to the dial and the twenty-four cities on its outer rim make you wish for the next destination.

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The date by hand at 6 o’clock seamlessly combines with the Worldtimer function without disrupting the esthetic of the watch. And even though the dial is busy with information, indexes on each hour make reading the time an easy and simple task.

Mechanics

The watchmakers at Frederique Constant have accomplished an extraordinary feat with the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture, which not only embellishes the timepiece but also is key to the user. They were able to create an in-house developed, produced and assembled caliber holding 139 parts and measuring 30mm in diameter, where the Worldtimer function is completely controlled by the crown. Thus, no additional push buttons or correctors were added which is esthetically more pleasant and simpler to use. Frederique Constant is the first brand to ever introduce such complication achievement.

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The crown has three positions. The first lets the user manually wind the watch by turning the crown upwards; the second allows the user to set the date and city by turning the crown upwards and downwards, respectively; the third position allows the user to set the time by turning the crown downwards. This Worldtimer features two discs, one displaying 24h day-night indication and a second one listing the twenty-four cities. As a true Manufacture movement, this FC-718 caliber features Perlages and Côtes de Genève decoration, and this particular one holds a 42h power reserve.

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Technical details

Model: Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

Reference: FC-718BRWM4H4  

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 42mm
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant to 5 ATM
Movement
Manufacture caliber FC-718  
Automatic with date and worldtime function adjustable through the crown
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
26 jewels, 42hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h
Functions      
Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, world timer function
Dial
Brown dial with world map in the center and luminous indexes
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands
  • Date counter at 6 o’clock
  • 24h disc with day-night indication
  • City disc with 24 cities
Bracelet
Light brown leather strap with white stitches

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