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Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture 10th Anniversary Limited Editions

Presented in 2012, the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture is one of the best-selling timepieces from Frederique Constant. In 2022, the brand is celebrating its 10th anniversary with two very exclusive limited editions: the first in 18-carat pink gold, a production of just 88 watches and the second in steel comprising 1,888 pieces.

To celebrate this anniversary, Frederique Constant has decided to create exclusive NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) of the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture in partnership with Rarecubes, a Geneva-based studio specialised in blockchain technology.

The deep blue dial executed in relief and in grey represents the oceans of the central planisphere. All around luminescent indexes are applied to ensure perfect readability, even at night – like the hour and minute hands, marked in the same way. To finish the assembly, a white disc displaying 24 cities unfolds on the flange. Finally, at 6 o’clock the date is displayed by a hand on a blue, fine sunray guilloché dial.

The hands of the hours, minutes and seconds – as well as the contour of the indexes – also elegantly reflect the case, using the same hue. Sharing the same 42 mm diameter, these two timepieces are worn on a navy blue alligator strap with a folding buckle, decorated with the emblematic seal of the Frederique Constant Manufacture.

The automatic FC-718 calibre offers a 38-hour power reserve. Of proven reliability, this movement is also an example of simplicity: all of its indications are adjusted with the single crown, thanks to an ingenious three-notch system. The first winds the watch. The second adjusts the date (upwards) and the reference city (downwards). The third adjusts the time in the central display.

Simple and intuitive, this design allows the wearer to cross time zones concentrating only on discovery of the world, without having to worry about the time read: local time (with the central hands) and home time (via the mobile flange) are automatically synchronised with each other. No need either to have to make an effort to differentiate the day-time zones from the night-time zones: the two disc colours surrounding the globe (dark for the night, white for the day) naturally indicate them, by the two consecutive 12-hour segments opposite the reference cities in question.

This exceptional movement is visible through the open back of the timepiece. Like any genuine Manufacture calibre signed Frederique Constant, it is richly decorated with the Côtes de Genève stripe and delicate stippling of its bottom plate, above which turns its oscillating weight with a satin and draw file finish.

Technical details

Model: Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture
Reference: FC-718NWWM4H9

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, worldtimer

Movement
FC-718 in-house caliber, automatic with all functions adjustable by the crown
Perlage& circular Côtes de Genève decorations
38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Case
Polished 18K rose gold 3-part case
Diameter of 42 mm
Height of 12.15 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM/30m/100ft

Dial
Blue and grey dial with globe decoration
Rose gold-plated applied indexes filled with white luminous treatment
24H disc with day (white) & night (blue) indication
White city disc with 24 cities
Hand-polished rose gold-plated hour and minute hands filled with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished rose gold-plated second hand
Date by hand blue counter at 6 o’clock with sunray guilloche decoration in the center and a hand-polished rose gold-plated hand

Strap
Navy blue alligator leather strap with off-white stitching

Limited edition
Limited to 88 pieces

Recommended retail price
16’995€

Model: Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture
Reference: FC-718NWWM4H6

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, worldtimer

Movement
FC-718 in-house caliber, automatic with all functions adjustable by the crown
Perlage& circular Côtes de Genève decorations
38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Case
Polished stainless steel 3-part case
Diameter of 42 mm
Height of 12.10 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM/50m/164ft

Dial
Blue and grey dial with globe decoration
Silver color applied indexes filled with white luminous treatment
24H disc with day (white) & night (blue) indication
White city disc with 24 cities
Hand-polished silver color hour and minute hands filled with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver color second hand
Date by hand blue counter at 6 o’clock with sunray guilloché decoration in the center and a hand-polished silver color hand

Strap
Navy blue alligator leather strap with off-white stitching

Limited edition
Limited to 1888 pieces

Recommended retail price
3’895€

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