Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant celebrates its role as the official timekeeper of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge by presenting a limited edition timepiece.
This year’s edition of Peking was concluded in Paris after 36 days – crossing 15 frontiers, driving more than 13 000km, through the greatest land-mass between two capital cities and the biggest wilderness in the world where a car can turn a wheel.
As part of its official timekeeper role, Frederique Constant handed over the winning team the 2016 Vintage Rally Peking to Paris limited edition watch. An exclusive timepiece inspired by the classic cars that took part in the Peking to Paris race.
Eminently masculine, the Peking to Paris limited watch is presented in a 40mm polished stainless steel 3-parts case. In this special edition, the subtle silver dial is contrasted with the burgundy ring that enhances the sporting nature of this watch. The pearl black Arabic’s numerals and the hands of the hour and minutes are Superluminova coated, which will glow in the darkest night. The dial also displays a date window at 3 o’clock.
The powerful and accurate FC-303 automatic movement powers this timepiece. This calibre beats at a frequency of 28,000VPH, is decorated with 26 jewels and delivers a 38 hours power-reserve. The case of this watch features a convex sapphire crystal glass to protect the dial and is water resistant up to 50m. On the back of the 2’888 limited Healey Peking to Paris models, the roadmap and the logo of the Peking to Paris rally is immortalised on the case back of the watch.
Finally, this timepiece is presented with a dark grey leather strap with red stitches and is delivered in a unique box, which includes an engraved plate with the 2016 Peking to Paris route.
The exclusive Peking to Paris limited edition watch is presently showcased at the prestigious Bucherer boutique in Paris (12 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris, France).
Model: Vintage Rally Peking to Paris
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal,
Water-resistant to 5 ATM
FC-303 Caliber, Automatic movement
28’800 alt/h, 26 jewels, 38 hours power reserve
Silvered dial with burgundy ring and applied pearl black luminous indexes
Date display at 3 o’clock
Hand polished pearl black hour and minute hands with luminous
Dark Grey leather strap
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
2 888pcs Peking to Paris