Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture 10th Anniversary Watch Review

Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture 10th Anniversary Watch Review

In celebration of the design’s 10th anniversary, the Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture watch is relaunched in two limited edition designs, one in rose gold and one in stainless steel. The release also sees the Swiss watch manufacturer at the centre of cutting-edge innovation as they announce plans for their first NFT project and become the first watchmaker in the world to launch a timepiece in an interactive personalised 3D setting.

On March 24th, 2022, Frederique Constant made history as the first watch brand to launch a timepiece in a 3D virtual reality setting, working in collaboration with Web 3.0 and the Metaverse. The space, named the Frederique Constant Metacube, saw the avatars of watch fans from all over the world come together to view videos and photos of the new Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture watches. The Swiss watch brand chose an emblematic year to make its debut with 2022 marking the 10th anniversary of the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture design. The launch also saw Frederique Constant announce plans for its first NFT project. More details on the exclusive NFTs of the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture are expected to be available soon.

We hope to use the Frederique Constant Metacube space as a digital hub that brings together all those who are passionate about the Brand and its products, a stage on which to showcase our collections and engage in moments of togetherness. Launching two new products in the Metaverse was a unique, ground-breaking experience that makes us proud,” explains Niels Eggerding, Managing Director at Frederique Constant. “It served as yet another demonstration of Frederique Constant’s pioneering founding spirit, and was also an opportunity to unveil our very first NFT campaign, which we wanted to dedicate to our customers. They’re the reason why Frederique Constant has been going strong for over thirty years now.”

The new Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture has been relaunched as two limited editions: 88 pieces in 18 carat rose gold and 1,888 units in stainless steel. Both models are presented in 42mm cases with a height of 12.15mm entirely polished for a luxurious finish. On top, a smooth unadorned bezel pairs with a layer of sapphire crystal glass treated to a layer of anti-reflective coating. The cases are also water resistant to 30 metres and are secured by a navy blue alligator leather strap. The folding buckle is engineered from the same material as the case.

The novelty of all Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture watches is the dial, and the two new 10th anniversary limited editions are no different. At the centre, a world map is brought to life through hues of blue for the ocean and grey for land. Around that, a white disc displays the 24 cities alongside a rotating 24 hour disc to display the time of the world. The 24 hour disc is also two-toned, showing blue for night and white for day. The dial of each Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Limited Edition also opts for steel or rose gold applied indexes and hands for the hours, minutes and seconds. The former two are subjected to Superluminova treatment for legibility at night. Lastly, we’re welcomed to a clever date counter at 6 o’clock which floats on its own platform above the rest of the dial.

As always, the new Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture watches offer a mass of complications all manipulated by just the single crown placed at the 3 o’clock position. The crown pulls out to three levels, the first for winding the movement, the second adjusts the date upwards and the reference city downwards and the third adjusts the hour and minute hands.  Powering the complications is the in-house FC-718 automatic winding calibre offering a 38 hour power reserve, 26 jewels and a frequency of 28,800vph. You can enjoy the movement through the exhibition case back along with its perlage and circular Cotes de Geneva decorations.

If you’d like to learn more about the new Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture 10th Anniversary watches and get your hands on one of the rare limited edition pieces, head over to the Jura Watches website here. Alternatively, get in touch with the team by calling 01335 453453 or send us a message at help@jurawatches.co.uk.

Specifications:

  • Case Size: 42mm
  • Case Material: Stainless steel or 18ct rose gold
  • Bezel: Fixed
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
  • Crown: Non-screw locked
  • Case Back: Exhibition
  • Water Resistance: 30 metres
  • Movement: Calibre FC-718 in-house automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, worldtimer
  • Power Reserve: 38 hours
  • Jewels: 26
  • Frequency: 28,800vph
  • Dial: Blue and grey with globe decoration, luminous hands and indexes
  • Strap: Blue alligator leather
  • Buckle: Folding
  • Limited Edition: 88 pieces (Rose Gold), 1,888 (Steel)
  • RRP: £3,495 (Steel), 16,995 (Rose Gold)

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