Living the High Life!

Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant celebrates its 35th anniversary with the launch of two Highlife Worldtimer Manufacture watches, including a limited edition 18-carat rose gold version.

Frederique Constant Highlife Worldtimer with Manufacture FC-718 caliber

Swiss luxury watch brand Frederique Constant is celebrating its 35th anniversary by releasing two new versions of the Highlife Worldtimer Manufacture watch. The limited edition watch features a highly contemporary case made of 18-carat rose gold and petroleum blue dial with gold-coloured appliqué hour markers. It comes on an interchangeable, integrated strap in blue alligator leather with a nubuck finish, as well as being supplied with a blue rubber strap. The watch runs on the Manufacture FC-718 automatic caliber, which powers the watch with a 38-hour power reserve.

The rose gold version of the Highlife Worldtimer Manufacture is very exclusive, with only 35 watches produced. It features a brushed case with a polished bezel and crown, along with a petroleum blue dial that has engraved Earth symbols and lines of latitude and longitude. The watch also includes a sunray finish at 6 o’clock on the date disc. The limited edition watch also features interchangeable straps.

Frederique Constant Highlife Worldtimer with Manufacture FC-718 caliber in rose gold

Founded in 1988 by independent entrepreneurs Aletta and Peter Stas, Frederique Constant creates, develops, assembles, and controls a wide variety of mechanical, quartz, and connected timepieces at its 6,200 m² Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates (GE). The company has designed 29 Manufacture calibers, including high complications such as the Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar, and Flyback Chronograph. The company is currently present in nearly 3,000 points of sale in 120 countries around the world.

In addition to creating high-end luxury watches, Frederique Constant has also been at the forefront of innovation in watchmaking technology. The company launched the Horological Smartwatch in 2015, the first Swiss Made connected timepiece featuring a traditional appearance. The Classic Hybrid Manufacture, which combined mechanical movement with intelligent features and an integrated caliber analysis system, followed in 2018. In 2020, the Smartwatch Vitality line was introduced, equipped with a new generation built-in heart rate sensor, featuring a classic dial, combined with a digital display that is revealed on demand.


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