Frederique Constant FC-718WM4H6
Frederique Constant Worldtimer Manufacture Series Automatic watch FC-718WM4H6. Part of the Worldtimer Manufacture series. One watch, 24 time zones; the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture is ready to explore the world of today – and tomorrow! Made in Switzerland.
The Worldtimer FC-718WM4H6 has a case size of 42mm, thickness of 12.1mm and a lug width of 22mm. The watch has a water resistance rating of 50m.
Fully conceived, developed, produced, assembled, adjusted, and encased in the Frederique Constant workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland, the manufacturing process of the Manufacture collection timepieces requires extensive work. All the details are executed by hand, mostly, for the pure pleasure of the connoisseurs of high-quality watchmaking.
In the first place, a useful complication, the Worldtimer – not a creation of watchmakers for watchmakers, but a piece that will be routinely used by a wide audience. This great invention intended for exploration and travel can be used to read, instantly, the exact time in the 24 cities representing the 24 reference time zones – with, the added bonus of an immediate indication of which of them are currently experiencing night or day. New York, Bangkok, Rio de Janeiro or Dubai: each city is a beckoning to escape which, for 10 years, has carried in it the dreams of all the world’s globetrotters.
The in-house self-winding FC-718 mechanical movement has a power reserve of 38 hours. It is visible through the case back, water-resistant up to 50m. One can admire the typical Genevan finishes that Frederique Constant is so fond of, perlage and circular Côtes de Genève among them. Highly user-friendly, its single crown can be used to set any function: hours, minutes, the date at 6 o’clock and the 24 cities disc that represents 24 time zones on Earth, itself engraved in the centre of the piece. There is no day/night indicator required; the inner disc has been engraved with 12 hours on the light area (cities where it is daytime) and 12 hours on the blue area (those where it is night-time).
The Classics Worldtimer Manufacture is above all a creation of a modern and timeless design, an invitation to travel having journeyed through the past ten years unchanged apart from its colouring, in order to enrich the collection of blue, brown, grey or green variations, like wild landscapes, reefs and coloured earths. Represented on its dial across the five continents, these marvels of nature are the witnesses of a world that has been built by events but by civilisations too. Precious guardians of cultures and traditions as well as know-how, they perpetuate their heritage and enable those who so wish to open up their minds to different practices and customs, in order to enrich their experience.
It is a special creation, dear to Frederique Constant’s history, which itself crosses continents and transcends borders. A true travel icon presented for the first time in 2012, the Classics Worldtimer Manufacture, now a must, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2022. The Classics Worldtimer Manufacture imposed itself in record-breaking time as one of Frederique Constant most sold Manufacture timepieces, widely acclaimed by the watchmaking community.
What we like: A stunning looking timepiece. The details on the dial. The see through case back. The overall look of the watch.
Ships in 1-3 Business Days from Sydney with DHL Express. Sydney customers can pick up on the same day from our Alexandria showroom an hour after placing the order by choosing Click & Collect as the delivery option.
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