As we generally will in general say, exemplary vehicles and mechanical watches have consistently made the ideal match. Both mechanical, both making interests, both in some way or another obsolete (and this is the specific purpose behind their appeal), the connection between these two universes is not difficult to make. Exemplary vehicle authorities are often watch-devotees and the other way around. Nothing unexpected then to see a brand such as Frederique Constant playing on this pattern to make new watches, interesting to a more extensive audience.
This isn’t the first occasion when that Frederique Constant makes a Healey-motivated watch – a long way from that, as the two brands are accomplices for over 14 years now. So to say, the Geneva-based watchmakers realizes what to do and what not to do with regards to these exemplary vehicle enlivened watches. Furthermore, if a portion of the past models were at that point very engaging, the new model that you’ll see here has a verifiable British appeal. This Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph comprises of a progression of 3 watches, all dependent on a similar engineering, with various dials and colours:
- Stainless steel case, green dial with white sub-counters and green strap
- Stainless steel case, silver dial with blue sub-counters and dim strap
- Rose gold-plated case, blue dial with white sub-counters and blue strap
All of them pick up their plan codes from the famous style of the 1960s British autos, honoring their exemplary plan. Bi-compax chronograph design, differentiating sub-counters and tones to review vintage Healey vehicles. All are housed in a 42mm steel case (which can be rose gold-plated), totally cleaned and with engraved pushers. While the look is vintage/1960s situated, the extents are unquestionably present day. The dials are illuminated by applied lists and numerals (at 6 and 12 o’clock), which are loaded up with iridescent paint, much the same as the hands. Generally speaking, the look is fearlessly repeating the Healey vehicles, blending exemplary polish and limited sportiness.
From the 3 watches offered, the one that grabbed our eye was the green model – the most pertinent alternative, thinking about the theme. With its dull green dial and lash (which appear to be practically dark in certain light conditions), its white differentiating sub-dials and little red addresses the chronograph hands, it is enjoyably original.
Powering the Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph is the FC-397 programmed chronograph development, an out-sourced type (and not the brand’s in-house flyback chronograph ) which is by all accounts dependent on a Sellita SW-510 design – hence, a Valjoux clone. The development is obvious through the caseback with a particular rotor, which is gold plated and adorned with Geneva stripes. Its particulars are exemplary: 4Hz recurrence, 46h force hold and 25 jewels.
As consistently with the brand, this new Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph is agreeable estimated, as beginning from EUR 2,595/CHF 2,595/USD 2,795 for the steel models and EUR 2,895/CHF 2,895/USD 3,095 for the rose gold-plated adaptation. It will be a restricted version of 2,888 pieces. More subtleties on frederiqueconstant.com .