Frédérique Constant Limited Edition « Runabout » Watch New Models 2010

2009 saw the introduction of the limited edition « Runabout » watch series from Frédérique Constant, designed to celebrate the legendary “Runabout” yachts of the roaring 20s, and which can be still seen today gracing the waters of Lake Geneva.

After the undoubted success of the “Runabout” launch, Frédérique Constant is bringing out 3 all-new special edition “Runabout” watches in limited editions of 1888 pieces for each series, in honour of the brand’s continued involvement and support of the annual “Hélice Classique” yacht meet.

Organised by the Societé Nautique de Genève, the “Hélice Classique” brings together many of the remaining Runabout yachts, yachts that today, as in their heyday, symbolise elegance, sophistication and ageless design.

The star of the series, though, is the new Runabout Manufacture Power Reserve, with its Manufacture power reserve movement, which has been completely designed and constructed in-house, making it a true masterpiece and a monument to the design geniuses of the golden age of the 1920s.

 

Presented in steel, the 43mm bevelled case is hand-polished and exposes a finely decorated ‘Clous de Paris’ guilloche dial in the centre. The polished indexes mirror the case and allow for an exceptionally clear reading.

The delicate power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock lets the owner of the watch check the remaining power of the watch. The marine heritage of the “Runabout” watch is shown on the case back with an engraving of the propeller of the yacht and a porthole through which the manufactured movement can be clearly seen.

The two new Runabout Automatic models complete the Runabout series, and are also limited to 1888 pieces each. These new Runabout Automatic models are either in steel or in rose gold plated versions, and both models feature automatic winding. The fine “Clous de Paris” guilloche decoration in the centre and the applied and hand polished Arabic indexes provide an elegant finish to these models.

Each new timepiece comes in its own handmade wooden gift box that echoes the magnificent craftsmanship of the yachts. Each watch is also offered with a miniature reproduction of one of these classic boats.

Technical details

Runabout Manufacture Power Reserve, Reference: FC-720 RM6B6

Edition
Limited edition of 1888 pieces, delivered in a special gift box with a Runabout boat miniature

Movement
Manufacture Caliber FC-720
Automatic winding mechanism with Date and Power Reserve
42-hour power reserve

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter 43mm
Water resistant to 10 ATM
Convex sapphire crystal, See-through case back secured by 6 screws

Dial
Silvered dial with central “Pavé de Paris guilloché” decoration
Power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock
Date indicator at 6 o’clock
Hand polished steel Arabic applied indexes
Hand polished steel hands, white luminous

Strap
Black Croco Calf strap, folding buckle

Runabout Automatic, Reference: FC-303RM6B6

Edition
Limited edition of 1888 pieces, delivered in a special gift box with a Runabout boat miniature

Movement
FC-303 Automatic winding caliber with date, 28’800 Bph, 25 jewels, Côte de Genève and perlage decoration

Case
Polished stainless steel, diameter of 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, See-through caseback secured by 6 screws
Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial
Silvered dial with central “Pavé de Paris guilloché” decoration
Hand polished Shiny Nickel Arabic applied indexes
Hand polished Shiny Nickel Hands, white luminous
Date at 3 o’clock

Strap
Black Croco Calf strap, folding buckle

Runabout Automatic, Reference: FC-303RM6B4

Edition
Limited edition of 1888 pieces, delivered in a special gift box with a Runabout boat miniature

Movement
FC-303 Automatic winding caliber with date, 28’800 Bph, 25 jewels, Côte de Genève and perlage decoration

Case
Rose gold plated, diameter of 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, See-through caseback secured by 6 screws
Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial
Silvered dial with central “Pavé de Paris guilloché” decoration
Hand polished Shiny Rose gold plated Arabic applied indexes
Hand polished Shiny Rose gold plated Hands, white luminous
Date at 3 o’clock

Strap
Brown Croco Calf strap, folding buckle

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