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Frederique Constant - Open-heart Horology

Frederique Constant Open-heart Horology

Focus on the Highlife Automatic Skeleton

Born in 1999, the Highlife collection did not make its comeback until 2020, notably in the form of perpetual calendars. A year on, 2021 marks a new stage, since the Manufacture is offering a model that shows it all with two 888-piece openworked versions: Highlife Automatic Skeleton. Following in the footsteps of the Heart Beat collection, which offers an unobstructed view of the balance at 12 o’clock, the openworking on the dial of the Highlife Automatic Skeleton is distinguished by direct visual access to the barrel, between 5 and 6 o’clock. The sapphire crystal caseback also shares this desire to expose the heart of the watch. In a complex play of light and shadow, the dial retains the traditional depiction of the globe pictured in the Highlife collection. Ready for a journey to the center of the Earth?

Open-heart Horology

Highlife Automatic Skeleton © Frederique Constant

Highlife Automatic Skeleton
Case: stainless steel with or without PVD coating in anthracite gray titanium, sapphire crystal   caseback, waterresistant to 50m
Diameter: 41mm
Movement: mechanical self-winding, in-house Caliber FC-310, 28,800 vib/h, 38h power reserve
Dial: openworked, dark gray or navy blue inner ring with white-printed seconds scale; black or silver-toned with white luminescent coating
Functions: hours, minutes, seconds
Strap: stainless steel bracelet with or without PVD coating in gray titanium; additional strap in dark gray or navy blue rubber
Limited edition: 888 of each version

 
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