Frederique Constant is celebrating its 35th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of its Manufacture tourbillon by introducing a new limited-edition model within the Highlife collection, named the Highlife Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture. Only 35 pieces will be produced, featuring a blue dial within an 18-carat rose gold case. The timepiece exemplifies a blend of historic watchmaking complexities with the modern flair of the Highlife collection, which is known for its contemporary design, satin and polished finishes, and integrated, interchangeable strap system. The watch showcases a tourbillon and a perpetual calendar housed in a 41-millimeter case, with the option to switch between leather and rubber straps easily.
The dial is meticulously organized for readability, with separate hands indicating the day, date, month, and leap year within a layout that complements the perpetual calendar and tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The open tourbillon showcases the escapement, with each watch’s serial number engraved on the baseplate. The Highlife Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture’s dial reflects the Highlife collection’s spirit, with a globe pattern, distinct hour markers, and hands coated with luminous material.
The Highlife Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture is powered by the FC-975 Manufacture calibre, visible through the sapphire case back, featuring a 38-hour power reserve and water resistance up to 3 ATM.
Frederique Constant remains forward-looking, aiming to produce advanced, finely styled watches, combining traditional craftsmanship with innovation. This release underscores its commitment to making high-quality, yet accessible timepieces, while also catering to the needs of serious collectors with its elite offerings.