Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition

The Frederique Constant Runabout collection is a culmination of a prestigious partnership between the Swiss watch making company and Riva Historical Society.

The Riva Historical Society preserves the famous Riva, the legendary yacht that embodies the easy-going Italian way of life from the 20s to the 60s.

This year, Frederique Constant is introducing its new Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic model in honour of this collaboration and available in two limited series each composed of 2,888 pieces.

Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition

Since their alliance in 2009, Frederique Constant has created many limited edition timepieces to support the noble work of the Riva Historical Society. Each piece draws inspiration from Riva’s heritage, imagery and universe. Borrowing certain hallmarks relating to yachting and escapism, the “Runabout” line expresses the fine craftsmanship and luxury common to both enterprises and their creations.

Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition

The 2020 collaboration will see the return of a complication that hasn’t been available for some years: the chronograph. It even echoes Riva’s sporting past. From 1962, it produced certain models with a powerful motor (2 x 185 bhp) for enjoying the heady exhilaration of water sports on Lake Iseo, birthplace of the Riva.

Housed in a 42 mm steel case, the two new Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic models share a tricompax chronograph (12 o’clock – 6 o’clock – 9 o’clock) powered by the automatic FC-392 calibre, ensuring a power reserve of 46 hours.

Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition with anthracite-grey dial

The Swiss origins of these timepieces are revealed through the guilloché dial – a traditional finish in Swiss Made Fine Watchmaking – either anthracite grey or silvered, depending on the edition.

Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition with silver colored dial

Two luminescent hands glide over a date window at 6 o’clock and are complemented by a large central seconds hand in blued steel, recalling the colour of the great Italian lakes. This maritime hue is picked up in the topstitching on the version that comes on a black calfskin leather strap and adorns the strap on the second model, which is finished with grey topstitching.

Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition

The exclusive nature of these editions, each of which is strictly limited to 2,888 pieces, is indicated on the back of each watch in two places. Firstly, by the individual number engraved on each watch. And secondly, by an original imprint representing the official Riva Historical Society flag, which features on the sapphire crystal of the watch. Through it, fans of watchmaking will be able to appreciate the FC-392 calibre in detail, ticking at 28,800 beats / hour (4 Hz), complete with a gold coloured oscillating weight.

Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition gift box

Each watch will be presented in a special case with a miniature replica of the legendary Riva moored alongside it.

Technical details

Model: Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic
Reference: FC-392RMG5B6

Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition with anthracite-grey dial

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Movement
FC-392 caliber, automatic with chronograph
25 jewels, 46-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Grey dial with silver color applied indexes with luminous
Hand-polished silver color hours and minutes hands with luminous and light blue seconds hand

Strap
Dark grey-calf leather strap

Limited edition
Limited to 2’888 pieces

Retail price
RRP 2’695€

Model: Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic
Reference: FC-392RMS5B6

Frederique Constant Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic Limited Edition with silver colored dial

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph

Movement
FC-392 caliber, automatic with chronograph
25 jewels, 46-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-parts case
Diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
See-through case-back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Silver color dial with silver applied indexes with luminous
Hand-polished silver color hours and minutes hands with luminous and dark blue seconds hand

Strap
Navy calf leather strap

Limited edition
Limited to 2’888 pieces

Retail price
RRP 2’695€