Frederique Constant Automatic Runabout New Limited Edition Models

Swiss watch brand Frederique Constant presents new limited edition Automatic Runabout watches to celebrate its association with the Riva Historical Society.

Since 2009, Frederique Constant has collaborated with the Riva Historical Society: a Milan-based association founded in 1998, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of classic Riva boats. Piero Mario Gibellini and Carlo Riva founded this non-profit organization, whose purpose is to preserve the worldwide patrimony of the established Riva heritage.

To celebrate this partnership, each year Frederique Constant creates a limited-edition Runabout timepiece inspired by the timeless 1920s Riva boats.

The Runabout range now welcomes two new automatic models: a 42 mm stainless steel and a rose gold plated case. The cases feature polished finish, reminiscent to the lustrous appearance of the Riva boats.

Protected by a convex sapphire crystal, the navy-blue dial bears Frederique Constant’s classic hobnail pattern with a central guilloche which breaks up the dial. The Arabic numerals, indexes, and hands are completed with a luminous treatment. The final detail on the dial is the date window at 6 o’clock with a magnifying lens. Around the outer rim of the dial, the minutes are displayed.

Both models are powered by a FC-303 automatic caliber. The 26 jewel Swiss-made caliber, beating at 28’800 times per hour, and a 38-hour power reserve; the movement is protected by 10-meter water-resistant case that is perfect for boating.

An elegant detail is the see-through sapphire case back, revealing the automatic mechanism. Distinguished by the engraving of the Riva Historical Society flag. To complete the look of these watches, it bears a navy leather strap with white stitching.

Both the stainless steel and rose gold-plated Runabout models are exclusively limited to 2’888 pieces. Faithful to its tradition, each of the models are delivered in a special limited-edition box including a miniature wooden replica of the Riva boat. Paying tribute to the iconic designs of the elegant roaring twenties sports boats.

Technical details

Model: Runabout

Movement
FC-303 caliber, Automatic movement
38-hours power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Functions
Hours, minutes, second, date

Reference: FC-303RMN5B6

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-parts case, diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial
Navy color dial, guilloché decoration and silver applied indexes
Date display at 6 o’clock
Hand polished silver hands with white luminous

Bracelet
Navy leather strap

Limited edition
2888pcs

Retail price
1395 CHF/ 1395 EUR/ 1595 USD

Reference: FC-303RMN5B4

Case
Rose Gold Plated polished stainless steel 2-parts case,diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Dial
Navy color dial, guilloché decoration and rose gold plated applied indexes
Date display at 6 o’clock
Hand polished rose gold plated hands with white luminous

Bracelet
Navy leather strap

Limited edition
2888pcs

Retail price
1695 CHF/ 1695 EUR/ 1895 USD

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