To complete the collections’ 10th anniversary year, Frederique Constant have launched another limited edition Worldtimer watch. This time, it’s a design robed in black PVD titanium coating with a matching black dial dressed in the 24 reference cities’ airport codes. Let’s take a look at the new Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Blackout Edition..
When it was first launched in 2012, the Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture watch became one of the Swiss watch brand’s most sold out timepieces. It was celebrated by luxury watch connoisseurs for its incredibly innovative worldtimer function which lets you effortlessly cross time zones and view the time locally (with the central hands) and your home time (via the mobile flange). There’s no need to differentiate between the day-time zones and night-time zones either with the two disc colours beautifully colour coded in dark and white. The movement is also skilfully equipped with an ingenious three-notch crown system. The first winds the watch, the second adjusts the date turning upwards and the reference city by moving downwards and the third adjusts the time. Over the last year, Frederique Constant have unveiled several special editions of its Worldtimer watch in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. There has been a duo of blue-dialled limited editions in steel and gold as well as Worldtimer Manufacture Native Edition which sees the 24 cities on the dial in 9 different languages. Now, we’re treated to a new monochromatic limited edition of 300 pieces which for the first time swaps out the reference cities for their airport codes.
Typically housed in classic metals like steel or gold, the new Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Blackout watch stands out for its jet-black sandblasted case engineered from black PVD titanium coated stainless steel. Dimensions stay the same at 42mm in diameter and 12.15mm tall topped by a smooth, unadorned bezel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass. The same glass is elected on the case back allowing for a view of the movement working within. There’s also a 50 metre water resistant rating, the clever three-notch system knurled crown at 3 o’clock and a black alligator leather strap closed by a black PVD folding buckle. The latter is decorated with the emblematic seal of the Frederique Constant Manufacture.
Another notable change to the Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Blackout Edition watch can be seen on the dial. For the first time, the 24 reference cities featured on the city disc have been replaced by the 24 reference cities’ airport codes. To match its new monochromatic aesthetic, the city disc is adorned in black with the airport codes printed in white. Similarly, the world map presented at the centre of the dial is done in two shades, the water in black and the oceans highlighted by sunray finishing in grey. Contrasting accents of white appear on the rounded applied indexes, sharp needle hands and the day indication on the 24-hour disc. The hands and markers glow in the dark thanks to Superluminova and the gorgeous sunray guilloche subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock beautifully points to the date.
Powering the Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Blackout watch is the familiar FC-718 automatic winding movement. It’s a manufacture, in-house movement with a 38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels and a frequency of 28,800vph. Through the case back, you can enjoy traditional Swiss decoration including perlage, circular Côtes de Genève and blued screws. The oscillating rotor is rose-gold plated with openwork detailing and vertical satin-finishing and is marked by a “Frederique Constant Manufacture” engraving.
If you’d like to learn more about the new Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Blackout watch and get your hands on one of the 300 limited edition pieces for yourself, 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 email@example.com.
- Case Size: 42mm
- Case Material: Stainless steel with black PVD titanium coating
- Bezel: Fixed
- Glass: Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment
- Crown: Non-screw locked
- Case Back: Exhibition
- Water Resistance: 50 metres
- Movement: FC-718 in-house automatic winding
- Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date, worldtimer
- Power Reserve: 38 hours
- Jewels: 26
- Frequency: 28,800vph
- Dial: Black with embossed world map, luminous markers and hands, black and white 24h disc, black city disc with 24 airport codes
- Strap: Black alligator leather
- Limited Edition: 300 pieces