Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

Inspired by the deep-blue hue associated with the marine world, Frederique Constant presents two new Runabout Chronograph Automatic watches.

Since 2009, Frederique Constant has been creating special edition timepieces in partnership with the RHS (Riva Historical Society). Introducing this year, the two new Runabout Chronograph Automatic watches with Navy blue dial, complement this emblematic collection. Each comes in a limited edition of only 888 pieces.

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

Each model shares a 42 mm polished case with two push-pieces to start, stop and reset the stop-watch. With an anti-glare sapphire glass bezel, it features a guilloché pattern that will play with the reflections of light like sun on the waves.

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

To enjoy perfect readability, this guilloché centre, a real signature of the Runabout collection, is surrounded by a satin-finish hour circle to which luminescent Arabic numerals are applied superimposed by large, also luminescent, hands.

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

At 6 o’clock a date windows stands out, thus offering the piece perfect harmony with its stop-watch balanced against the signature of the Maison at 3 o’clock. The whole is worn on a navy blue calfskin strap with off-white overstitching.

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

The two models are distinguished by their choice of materials. In a very chick sport approach, elegant and associated with the noble watchmaking of Geneva to which Frederique Constant remains attached, a first case is offered in plated pink gold, whose warm hue is repeated in the hands and contours of the hour markers.

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

The second model offers the modernity and simplicity of a light, bright steel case, also repeated in the hands and hour marker contours.

The exclusive nature of these editions, each limited to 888 pieces, is indicated on the back of each piece in two places. Firstly, by the individual number engraved on each watch. And secondly, by an original imprint representing the official RHS flag, featured on the sapphire crystal of the watch.

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

Visible through the sapphire crystal back is the self-winding FC-392 calibre, which provides a a 55-hour power reserve, a real first in the collection – until now the Runabout timepieces offered a power reserve of only 46 hours.

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

Each piece will be presented in a special case with a miniature replica of a wooden Runabout boat moored alongside the watch.

Technical details

Model: Runabout Chronograph Automatic
Reference: FC-392RMN5B4

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Movement
FC-392caliber, automatic with chronograph
25 jewels, 55-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

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

Dial
Navy blue dial with guilloche decoration, rose gold-plated applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment, hand-polished rose gold-plated chronograph second hand
Chronograph minute counter at 12 o’clock, rose gold-plated hand
Chronograph hour counter at 6 o’clock, rose gold-plated hand
Second counter at 9 o’clock, rose gold-plated hand

Strap
Navy blue calf leather strap with alligator embossing and off-white stitching

Limited edition
Limited to 888 pieces

Recommended retail price
2’895€

Model: Runabout Chronograph Automatic
Reference: FC-392RMN5B6

Frederique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic, New Models with Navy Blue Dial

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph

Movement
FC-392 caliber, automatic with chronograph
25 jewels, 55-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

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

Dial
Navy blue dial with guilloche decoration, silver color applied indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver color hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment, hand-polished silver color chronograph second hand
Chronograph minute counter at 12 o’clock, silver color hand
Chronograph hour counter at 6 o’clock, silver color hand
Second counter at 9 o’clock, silver color hand

Strap
Navy blue calf leather strap with alligator embossing and off-white stitching

Limited edition
Limited to 888 pieces

Recommended retail price
RRP 2’695€