FREDERIQUE CONSTANT CELEBRATES THE AUSTIN HEALEY AUTOMOBILES WITH ITS NEW LIMITED EDITION VINTAGE RALLY CHRONOGRAPH
Inspired by the aesthetics of classic automobiles, its elegant curves and design, these novelties express a perfect pairing between the automobile and watch world. These novelties embody the alliance of timeless watchmaking knowhow and the expertise of automobile engineering. The timepieces reflect the shared values: a passion for racing, performance, backed by excellence.
Since 2004, Frederique Constant has been sponsoring vintage car rallies worldwide. Often being the official timekeeper for world renowned events celebrating classic automobiles. Frederique Constant is pleased to be able to support the European Healey Club again in 2018 as the official Gold-Sponsor for their 5th European Healey Meeting held in the Black Forest in Germany, a diversified area for driving or racing.
Each of the three new model versions picks up the DNA from the iconic design of the 1960s Bristish automobiles, paying tribute to their classic design. Featured with a 42mm in diameter stainless steel or in rose gold plated, it provides enough space for readability. The use of stainless steel delivers outstanding results in terms of weight and resistance. The convex sapphire crystal over the dial resist to shocks and scratches, which makes it an ideal material subjected to the stresses of racing. It’s water resistant up to 50 meters and makes it an ideal pairing for the outdoors environment.
The collector can admire the FC-397 automatic chronograph movement with the see-through case back. The 25 jewels Swiss-made caliber, beating at 28’800 per hour, delivers 46-h of power reserve. An outsourced movement is responsible for indicating the hours, minutes, seconds and date functions. It also powers the measuring of elapsed time by means of the chronograph, which is started and stopped by the pusher at the 2 o’clock position, and the pusher at 4 allows you to reset the chronograph counters to zero.