Swiss luxury watch maker Frederique Constant has created a special limited-edition timepiece in collaboration with the vintage-inspired Danish watch brand About Vintage. The new timepiece, 1988 Flyback Chronograph, is available online on About Vintage’s website. It is available in a limited edition of 32 pieces to mark the 32nd anniversary of Frederique Constant.
Designed in Denmark and developed in Switzerland, the 1988 Flyback Chronograph is a redesigned version of Frederique Constant’s famous Flyback Chronograph Manufacture.
When Frederique Constant and About Vintage decided to join forces on this new timepiece, it was in fact not the first time for the two watch makers to share visions. Back in 2018 they designed the 1988 Moonphase which became the most exclusive timepiece in About Vintage’s collection. However, this has changed as they welcomed the new 1988 Flyback Chronograph, since this is more exclusive both in limitation, quality and price.
Both Frederique Constant and About Vintage share the vision of aiming to create luxury timepieces for the everyday person, and this was the foundation to their new collaboration.
The 1988 Flyback Chronograph is a Manufacture timepiece, built with Frederique Constant’s in-house movement, the FC-760 Manufacture caliber. The FC-760 caliber replaces the standard column wheel with a star-shaped wheel. This results in a thinner movement with fewer parts and operations.
The FC-760 caliber from Frederique Constant is simpler, smoother and more reliable. It has a 42mm-sized polished, stainless steel case and a dial with date adjustable by crown. The 1988 Flyback Chronograph is limited to only 32 pieces and is sold at a price of €3999.
About Vintage was founded in 2014 in Copenhagen by childhood friends and watch enthusiasts, Sebastian Skov and Thomas Andersen.
Model: Flyback Chronograph Manufacture About Vintage Special Edition
Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, date by hand, tachymeter
FC-760 Manufacture caliber, automatic, flyback chronograph with date adjustable by the crown
Perlage & circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
32 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h
Polished and satined stainless steel 3-parts case
Diameter of 42 mm
Glass box sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM
Dark green dial with applied silver indexes
Hand-polished rose gold plated hands
Dark green calf leather strap
Two extra straps are coming with the watch: one black calf leather strap and one brown calf leather strap
Limited to 32 pieces
Recommended retail price