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Frederique Constant - Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Frederique Constant Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Swiss Made watchmaking excellence.

The Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture epitomises this approach. "Highlife" is the revival of a legendary line, part of an historic collection that has shaped the face of luxurious and affordable contemporary Swiss Made watchmaking. "Perpetual Calendar" describes a level of complication to which few brands have access, an indication of technical mastery patiently acquired over the course of more than 30 years’ watchmaking experience. Finally, "Manufacture" is a declaration, about belonging to an exclusive club of watchmakers capable of designing, producing, assembling and testing their own timepieces.

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture © Frederique Constant

Complete with a perpetual calendar, this piece is powered by the Manufacture FC-775 caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, it has a power reserve of 38 hours. Its perlage and Côtes de Genève can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback.

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture © Frederique Constant

As for the dial, the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture is characterised by three counters: day at 9 o’clock, month and leap year at 12 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock. A moon phase at 6 o’clock completes the set. Discreet controllers placed in the middle of the case make it possible, as with the crown, to adjust all the indications. For optimum legibility, the hand-polished hands and index hour markers are tinged with luminescent material.

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture © Frederique Constant

Three different variations of the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture are already available. The first is characterised by two-tone styling, combining steel and rose gold plating on the bezel, bracelet and crown. Out of the white decorated dial come rose gold-plated hands and index hour markers. The piece is also supplied with a textured black rubber strap featuring a rose gold-plated buckle.

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture © Frederique Constant

The second version is mostly plain blue with silver hands the same colour as the index hour markers. The original steel bracelet is complemented by a second blue rubber strap with a steel pin buckle.

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture

Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture © Frederique Constant

Finally, the third version comes with a black leather strap, complemented by a second rubber strap, also in black. Modern and refined, the piece features a white dial with silvered index hour markers and hands, filled with luminescent material.

 

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Frédérique Constant has made a successful business out of offering affordable luxury, experiencing growth rates well above the industry average. The owners have a clear mission to make fine watchmaking available to the largest possible audience of watch enthusiasts at sensible prices.

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