Frederique Constant Vintage Racing Chronograph
Available soon in three different versions, the new Frederique Constant Vintage Racing Chronograph automatic watch will be officially introduced next month at Baselworld 2011 international trade show.
As you can see on the photos, this is a typical Frederique Constant watch.
It will be delivered in a medium-sized stainless steel case 43 mm in diameter. Its lugs are rather wide-spaced, so they look quite long providing the watch with even more energetic and sportier appearance.
The signature arrowhead-shaped hour and minute hands are also here and they are still covered with white Superluminova, as do the 12 hour-markers.
According to the company, the chronograph’s dial will be available in three versions, each limited to 1888 pieces.
There will be two versions with tone-on-tone chronograph totalizers with hands and hour-markers either in rose gold-plated steel or in polished stainless steel. And there will also be a version with black counters and stainless steel hands: the combo that looks the most appealing to yours truly.
The watch will be powered by the new caliber FC-396 automatic movement, which is possibly based on blank caliber from ETA.
However, the movement will also be personalized with a branded winding rotor engraved with Peking to Paris logo (the watch celebrates the partnership between the Swiss watchmaker and the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge.)
It is not yet clear when the company will start selling the watch and at which price, but I must admit that I would really love to get myself the version with the black counters, if the price is right.
Photos: Frederique Constant
Frederique Constant Vintage Racing Chronograph automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, FC-396, 28,800 vph, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Oscillating weight is engraved with Peking to Paris logo
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 43.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Hands: Arrowhead-shaped, rose gold-plated or polished stainless steel
Water resistance: 100 meters
Strap: Black or brown crocodile-pattern leather with steel folding clasp
Crystal: Sapphire, convex, antireflective
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 100 m, 43 mm, Automatic, Baselworld 2011, Chronograph, FC-396, Frederique Constant, rose gold, Vintage Racing