Timeless, exquisite and high-class, three words that perfectly describe Frederique Constant’s watches. Frederique Constant is a brand with a passion for detail. Its unmistakable craftsmanship is evident in all of the brand’s designs, from its most affordable classic models to its most luxurious limited editions. The brand’s core values are centred around the creativity of their designs and the unprecedented quality of their timepieces. Frederique Constant watches are guaranteed to be of the highest quality due to the brand’s dedication to precision and its emphasis on first-class skill. This attention to details is most tangible in the new Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey watch.
The Vintage Rally Healey limited edition models were created through the collaboration of the brand with the British sports car brand Austin-Healey. The brands first partnered in 2004 and have since produced several limited edition timepieces. With the previous version having been introduced in 2018, vintage racing car enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the 2020 timepiece. The charming luxurious yet sporty design encompasses the spirit of vintage car racing.
With this newest Vintage Rally Healey model, Frederique Constant has strayed away from the sporty look of their previous chronograph models. For this edition, the brand has chosen a more modern urban design. The watch’s design is smart casual with a chic retro tone. Frederique Constant has created this timepiece with the modern gentleman in mind. This is a watch for the man who enjoys a leisurely drive on the coast just as much as he enjoys high-speed racing. The dial although simplified still retains the vintage car dashboard aesthetic. A silver minute scale and chunky silver-coloured indices add to the retro-car style. The case measures 40 mm in diameter and is made of polished stainless steel mimicking the chromed parts of the racing cars. Protecting the dial is a convex scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The wearer’s comfort is ensured by a perforated brown calfskin strap.
The dial is in a deep bold green. The colour used is also known as “British racing green”. This adds another dimension to the design of the watch and is a subtle nod to the wearer’s love of vintage cars. Indisputably iconic, the colour is traditional and racing cars in that colour are highly sought after by collectors.
The Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey features an automatic movement FC-303 and has a power reserve of 38 hours. Features on the watch include a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position. The case back is engraved with the famous Healey 100S NOJ 393. The watches are limited to 2888 pieces. Each timepiece comes in a collector’s gift set alongside a miniature version of the NOJ 393.
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