Frédérique Constant – Runabout Riva Historical Society Limited Edition Collection

Swiss luxury watch brand Frédérique Constant in association with Riva Historical Society unveils their new Runabout Moonphase limited edition collection to honour the Majestic Runabouts, the gleaming, hand polished, wooden-hulled and chrome-bedecked boats which ruled the waves back in roaring twenties.

In 1998, the Riva Historical Society was founded in Milan, Italy. The primary objective of the RHS is to locate and aid in the conservation of classic runabout boats that were designed by the passionate boating enthusiast, Mr Carlo Riva. The RHS achieves this objective by helping Riva Runabout owners maintain their boats and restore them to their former glory.

This year, Swiss watch manufacturer Frédérique Constant has joined forces with the Riva Historical Society; salutes these majestic runabouts by announcing a new limited edition watch collection consisting of models that carry the personality of Runabouts.

Runabout Moonphase Riva Historical Society Limited Edition
All watches in the new Runabout Moonphase Riva Historical Society range will be produced in a strictly limited edition of 1,888 pieces. Each will be presented in a totally unique, specially designed gift box with a certificate of authenticity and an incredibly detailed miniature Runabout boat.

The first of the new models is powered by the FC-330 caliber and comes in two versions. The automatic stainless steel version comes with a wondrously luminous
moonphase aperture at the 6 o’clock position. The rich silvered dial
offers an impressive backdrop to the intricate guilloché in the centre
of the dial and the hand-applied, pearl black Arabic numerals.

Other features include a convex sapphire crystal and the incredibly popular see-through case back. To acknowledge our partnership with the Riva Historical Society, the RHS flag is proudly displayed on the case back glass.

As well as the Moonphase display, the new timepieces feature hours, minutes, seconds and a date pointer. As reliable as they are elegant, each watch in the new range is water resistant to 100 metres below sea level, and offer an impressive 38-hour power reserve.

The stainless steel version is completed by a luxurious black leather strap with a folding buckle.

Technical details
Reference FC-330RM6B6
Limited edition of 1888 pieces, delivered in a special gift box with a Runabout boat miniature

Movement 
FC-330 Automatic moon-date movement, 28’800 Bph, 26 jewels,  38h power reserve
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Moonphase, Date Pointer

Case 
Stainless steel, diameter of 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, See-through case back
Riva Historical Society flag on case back glass
Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial  
Silvered dial, guilloché decoration in the center
Applied Pearl Black arabic numerals
Hour and Minute hands with luminous
Moonphase aperture at 6 o’clock

Strap 
Black crococalf strap with folding buckle

The FC-330 also appears with the 43mm case plated in rose gold. The silvered dial with the guilloché decoration contrasts dramatically with the hand-applied rose gold plated Arabic numerals. The remaining watch features are identical to those of the stainless steel model, and a dark brown leather strap is a perfect complement to the rose gold case.

Technical details     
Reference FC-330RM6B4
Limited edition of 1888 pieces, delivered in a special gift box with a Runabout boat miniature

Movement
FC-330 Automatic moon-date movement, 28’800 Bph, 26 jewels, 38h power reserve
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Moonphase, Date Pointer

Case  
Rose gold plated, diameter of 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, See-through case back
Riva Historical Society flag on case back glass
Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial   
Silvered dial, guilloché decoration in the center
Applied rose gold plated arabic numerals
Hour and Minute hands with luminous
Moonphase aperture at 6 o’clock

Strap 
Dark brown crococalf strap with folding buckle

Runabout Power Reserve Riva Historical Society Limited Edition
The second model in the RHS collection is powered by the FC-720- Automatic Manufacture Power reserve caliber, offering an exceptional 42-hour power reserve. And that’s just the start of the exceptional range of features built into this stunning timepiece.

As well as the hours, minutes and date displays, the FC-720RM6B4 also features a power reserve indicator just beneath the 12 o’clock position. In addition, the convex sapphire crystal boasts a dynamic propellor on the see-through case back.

For this model, the silver dial features a stunning Pavé de Paris guilloché design. Both the hand-applied Arabic numerals and the minute indexes are plated rose gold, and the dark brown leather strap with folding buckle finishes off this exceptionally elegant piece.

Technical details
Reference: FC-720RM6B4
Limited edition of 1888 pieces, delivered in a special gift box with a Runabout boat miniature

Movement 
Manufacture Caliber FC-720, automatic movement with power reserve, 28’800 Bph, 26 jewels, 42h power reserve

Functions
Hours, Minutes, Date by hand, Power reserve indicator

Case
Rose gold plated, diameter of 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, See-through case back
Propelerhead on case back glass
Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial 
Silvered dial, “Pavé de Paris” guilloché decoration in the center
Applied rose gold plated Arabic numerals and indexes
Hour and Minute hands with luminous
Moonphase aperture at 6 o’clock

Strap
Dark brown crococalf strap with folding buckle

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