In 2009, Frederique Constant began a longstanding partnership with the Riva Historical Society. This non-profit organization was founded by the architect Piero Maria Gibellini along with the engineer Carlo Riva and a group of friends with the main purpose of preserving still-existing Riva boats.
The goal of this charitable group is to help the owners conserve these vessels in the best possible way. The first runabouts yachts date back to the 1920s. They were originally small, fast and powerful. Made of highly polished wood and chrome, they could accommodate four to eight people and were fairly adept at moving swiftly on the water.
Since the beginning of its partnership with the Riva Historical Society, Frederique Constant annually promotes and commemorates the runabout boats with a nautical-inspired limited edition watch. The Runabout collection combines distinctive styling and unique design. Inspired by yachting, the Runabout watches fuse the best of classic Italian style with the latest technical innovation.