Frederique Constant Highlife Ladies Automatic

Frederique Constant presents the Highlife Ladies Automatic watch in two new sparkling 34 mm versions adorned with yellow gold plating – the first one being fully gold-plated, while the second, two-tone, alternates it with steel. The latter are fitted with the collection’s iconic integrated and interchangeable bracelet and come with an additional white rubber strap.

By marrying two timeless elements, yellow gold and diamonds, Frederique Constant has created a new Highlife Ladies Automatic timepiece. Its 34 mm case is entirely plated with yellow gold, as are its bracelet, indexes and hands. The dial features eight genuine diamond hour-markers, complemented by a date window at 3 o’clock, the edge of which is also yellow gold-plated.

To better highlight the rich palette of reflections offered by yellow gold, Frederique Constant has opted for a wide range of finishes alternating between matt and polished surfaces. This is true of the bezel, which is entirely mirror-polished to emphasise the harmony of its perfect circle. It is doubly echoed in the heart of the dial with on one hand the engraved representation of the globe – the aesthetic signature of the Highlife collection – and on the other hand, the ring setting of each diamond, whose brilliance is reflected with infinite purity.

The delicate curved case is satin-brushed, the angle of which hugs every line of the timepiece, right up to the edge of the caseband where an entirely yellow gold-plated bracelet unfolds. It alternates two satin-finished links with a polished central link.

This very chic bracelet will have its shock counterpart, with a second strap (delivered with the watch) in white rubber and featuring a yellow gold-plated pin buckle.

At the same time, the Highlife Ladies Automatic has been given a second version. The piece offers both, articulated around a simple principle: all the surfaces previously satin-finished gold-plated are now declined in steel.

The others remain in mirror-polished yellow gold plating. The result: a superb alternation of tones, metals, finishes and reflections. The steel material plays against the shimmering, brilliant, mirror-polished gold, highlighting its slightest reflections. Like its yellow gold counterpart, this new model also comes with a rubber strap.

And for these two timepieces, Frederique Constant has chosen an automatic calibre with a 38-hour power reserve, richly decorated in a spiral pattern and visible through the open case-back.

Technical details

Model: Frederique Constant Highlife Ladies Automatic
Reference: FC-303VD2NH5B

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement
FC-303 caliber, automatic
Diamond collimaçon decoration
38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Case
Brushed and polished yellow gold-plated stainless steel 3-part case
Diameter of 34 mm
Height of 9.67 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM/50m/164ft

Dial
Silver color dial with globe decoration
Black printed seconds graduation
Applied yellow gold-plated indexes filled with white luminous treatment at 6, 9and 12 o’clock, 8 yellow gold-plated and diamonds indexes (0.04 carat)
Hand-polished yellow gold-plated hour and minute hands filled with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished yellow gold-plated second hand
Date window at 3 o’clock

Strap
3-link brushed and polished yellow gold-plated bracelet
Including an additional white rubber strap

Recommended retail price
1’995€

Model: Frederique Constant Highlife Ladies Automatic
Reference: FC-303V2NH3B

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement
FC-303 caliber, automatic
Diamond collimaçon decoration
38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Case
Bicolor brushed and polished yellow gold-plated and stainless steel 3-part case
Diameter of 34 mm
Height of 9.67 mm
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM/50m/164ft

Dial
Silver color dial with globe decoration
Black printed seconds graduation
Applied yellow gold-plated indexes filled with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished yellow gold-plated hour and minute hands filled with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished yellow gold-plated second hand
Date window at 3 o’clock

Strap
3-link bicolor brushed and polished yellow gold-plated and stainless bracelet
Including an additional white rubber strap

Recommended retail price
1’895€