Frédérique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer Navy Blue
by Guillaume V - 11/02/2015
Following the success of the first Heart Beat Manufacture caliber in 2004, the watchmaker Frédérique Constant established in 1988 makes a point of enriching the Manufacture’s range each year.
With the Baselworld watch show taking place at the end of March, the Swiss brand introduced in January the Worldtimer Navy Blue (FC-718NWM4H6).
The watchmaker is reintroducing the model with a refinished dial in navy blue that bears a detailed anthracite grey world map in its center. As for the other Worldtimer Manufacture models, the date sub dial is at 6 o’clock and 2 rotating discs are indicating a 24-timezone time. The first disc is bearing the name of 24 cities and the second disc is the 24-hour ring, indicating if it’s the day or if it’s the night. Operating this function is simple: turn the crown until the time zone represented by the city is at the 12 o’clock position, then its time will be displayed automatically by the 24-hour ring.
The Frédérique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer Navy Blue is driven by the FC-718 Manufacture automatic caliber, with a 42-hour power reserve, that makes all functions easily accessible. The movement is ornately decorated with circular detailing and beadwork, and you can see this beauty through the transparent case back.
The case is in polished stainless steel with a convex sapphire crystal and it has a diameter of 42mm. This timepiece is finished with a blue alligator bracelet closing with a steel pin buckle.
An elegant timepiece that should charm the watch enthusiasts, more so that for an in-house complication of the sort, it offers quite a bit of value for the money.