Frederique Constant Highlife Edition 2020: The Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture, Highlife Heart Beat and Highlife Automatic COSC

Frederique Constant revisits its Highlife collection by adding three new models: The Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture, Highlife Heart Beat and Highlife Automatic COSC.

The Highlife collection created by Frederique Constant in 1999 has not only impacted the history of the Manufacture, but that of watchmaking as well. The original embodied all the values that contributed to the success and longevity of the Brand. Firstly, there is the sophisticated horological nature of the design, inspired by the most stunning examples of traditional fine Swiss watchmaking with high-quality finishing. Then, there is the careful attention for a fair and proportionate price, allowing as many people as possible to access Swiss Made luxury, a cause steadfastly and rigorously defended by Frederique Constant for over 30 years.

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture
Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Frederique Constant launched the first models in the Highlife collection with the Triple Time series. One year later, the collection was supplemented by a tourbillon and the Brand’s emblematic Heart Beat aperture. On proving a huge hit, the collection was quickly expanded and diversified, notably by integrating a perpetual calendar, a chronograph and Manufacture movement, as well as designs for women.

Thanks to its wide range of qualities, its exclusive design would appeal to men and women of all ages. Consisting of a steel case allowing for a steel bracelet or a leather strap to be added, it represented a real aesthetic and practical breakthrough. An ingenious idea from an entirely independent manufacture that would help the Highlife collection stand out on account of its versatility.

Bolstered by these advances, the Highlife collection is now making its comeback. Two years of development were needed to give birth to these three models: The Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture, Highlife Heart Beat and Highlife Automatic COSC.

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC
Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC

Faithful to the original collection from 1999 and still designed according to Frederique Constant’s same key values, the new Highlife collection shares certain fundamental characteristics in being finely crafted, Swiss Made, affordable and engineered for everyday use.

The three models have the same 41 mm case. True to the Brand’s DNA, they present a modern yet elegant, or sport chic appearance, and have been designed for the next generation of collectors eager to embrace luxury Swiss Made timepieces.

Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat
Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat

Like the original inspiration, the Highlife 2020 collection has an integrated bracelet. The lack of horns allows for greater flexibility and helps the watch sit naturally on the wrist. The integrated design is infinitely more complicated to conceive than any strap with horns. The process requires perfect continuity between the lines of the case and the links, a smooth, regular but gradual transition to the clasp and natural fluidity that should be almost imperceptible.

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC straps

The integrated system also allows the wearer to change the bracelet with ease. With no need for any tools or accessories, you can change the look of your watch just by pressing. From a steel bracelet, a leather, crococalf suede or rubber strap, the Highlife can be restyled in seconds.

Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat straps

To switch between a sporty, urban, or stylish look, all you need to do is press on the two push-pins at the end of the bracelet or the strap to disconnect it from the case and, just as easily, click a new one into place. Frederique Constant supplies all new Highlife models with two alternatives at no additional cost. A leather strap or a steel bracelet are fitted as standard and accompanied by a second rubber strap, supplied with the model of your choice. A set of three additional crococalf suede straps in brown, blue and black can also be purchased separately.

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture straps

All the new models in the Highlife collection have a decorated dial. In the interests of unifying the collection, each one features the same globe motif. The sapphire crystals on the dial side in the new Highlife collection benefit from an anti-reflective treatment on both sides.

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Complete with a perpetual calendar, this piece is powered by the Manufacture FC-775 caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement.

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, it has a power reserve of 38 hours. Its perlage and Côtes de Genève can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture caseback

As for the dial, the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture is characterised by three counters: day at 9 o’clock, month and leap year at 12 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock. A moon phase at 6 o’clock completes the set. Discreet controllers placed in the middle of the case make it possible, as with the crown, to adjust all the indications. For optimum legibility, the hand-polished hands and index hour markers are tinged with luminescent material.

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Three different variations of the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture are already available. The first is characterised by two-tone styling, combining steel and rose gold plating on the bezel, bracelet and crown. Out of the white decorated dial come rose gold-plated hands and index hour markers. The piece is also supplied with a textured black rubber strap featuring a rose gold-plated buckle.

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

The second version is mostly plain blue with silver hands the same colour as the index hour markers. The original steel bracelet is complemented by a second blue rubber strap with a steel pin buckle.

Finally, the third version comes with a black leather strap, complemented by a second rubber strap, also in black. Modern and refined, the piece features a white dial with silvered index hour markers and hands, filled with luminescent material.

Technical details

Model: Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Functions

Hours, minutes, moonphase, date, day, month, leap year

Movement

FC-775 Manufacture caliber, automatic, perpetual calendar
Perlage & circular Côtes de Genève decoration on movement
26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Reference: FC-775V4NH2B

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture FC-775V4NH2B

Case
Polished stainless steel and rose gold-plated 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Silver color dial, globe decoration and rose gold-plated applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Stainless steel and rose gold-plated bracelet
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
8’795€

Reference: FC-775N4NH6B

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture FC-775N4NH6B

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Navy blue dial, globe decoration and silver color applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver color hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
RRP 8’595€

Reference: FC-775S4NH6

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture FC-775S4NH6

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Silver color dial, globe decoration and silver color applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver color hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Black alligator leather strap
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
RRP 8’595€

Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat

Over 25 years since the first Heart Beat timepiece, many collectors still associate Frederique Constant with this distinctive design today, which reveals the inner workings of its movement at midday. Through this aperture, those who truly appreciate mechanical timepieces can watch the rotation of the balance wheel in their watch, its beating heart.

Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat

The new Highlife Heart Beat collection revisits this iconic design and brings it into the 21st century. Located at the pole of the globe decoration on the dial, the famous aperture is finished with three luminescent hands.

The design is understated, minimalist and as modern and unique as ever. You can look straight into the inner workings of the automatic FC-310 caliber with power reserve of 38 hours and admire it from both front and back through the sapphire crystal.

Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat

There are now three different versions of the Highlife Heart Beat to choose from. The first features a white dial and rose gold-plated case with a brown leather strap (complemented by a brown rubber strap), the second features a blue dial with a steel bracelet (complemented by a blue rubber strap) and the last features a black dial with a steel case and bracelet (complemented by a black rubber strap).

Technical details

Model: Highlife Heart Beat

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds

Movement

FC-310 caliber, automatic
26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Reference: FC-310V4NH4

Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat FC-310V4NH4

Case
Polished stainless steel & rose gold-plated 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Silver color dial, globe decoration and rose gold-plated applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Brown calf leather strap
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
1’995€

Reference: FC-310N4NH6B

Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat FC-310N4NH6B

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Navy blue color dial, globe decoration and silver color applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver color hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
1’895€

Reference: FC-310B4NH6B

Frederique Constant Highlife Heart Beat FC-310B4NH6B

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Black color dial, globe decoration and silver applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver color hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
1’895€

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC

This first COSC-certified watch from Frederique Constant was inspired by the original collection from 1999. Its movements already contained the highest quality components, meeting all the precision criteria for official Swiss chronometer certification.

The new Highlife Automatic COSC range brings together the best of the two other models with the three sleek hands of the Heart Beat and the date from the Perpetual Calendar Manufacture.

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC

This timepiece has been designed for everyday use and comes in two-tone, steel/blue dial and black leather/white dial versions. A fourth original creation complements this trio: a variation with a rose gold-plated case and a black dial mounted on a brown leather strap, complete with a rubber strap in the same shade.

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC

This model contrasts a traditional rose gold-plated case on a leather strap against a modern and bold monochrome dial, on which you can make out the globe decoration signature for the new Highlife collection.

The Highlife Automatic COSC is powered by the FC-310 caliber, which vibrates at 28,800 vph. Housed within 41 mm diameter casing, it can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Technical details

Model: Highlife Automatic COSC

Functions

Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement

FC-303 caliber, automatic, certified by the COSC
26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Reference FC-303V4NH2B

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC FC-303V4NH2B

Case
Polished stainless steel & rose gold-plated 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Silver color dial, globe decoration and rose gold-plated applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Stainless steel and rose gold-plated bracelet
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
1’995€

Reference FC-303B4NH4

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC FC-303B4NH4

Case
Polished stainless steel & rose gold-plated 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Black dial, globe decoration and rose gold-plated applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Brown calf leather strap
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
1’995€

Reference FC-303N4NH6B

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC FC-303N4NH6B

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Navy blue dial, globe decoration and silver color applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Stainless steel bracelet
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
1’795€

Reference FC-303S4NH6

Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC FC-303S4NH6

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 41mm
Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides.
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Dial
Silver color dial, globe decoration and silver color applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment

Bracelet
Black calf leather strap
One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch

Recommended retail price
1’695€