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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Take heart: Frédérique Constant Heart Beat Manufacture GMT Automatic

Frédérique Constant Genève has just introduced its new Heart Beat Manufacture GMT Automatic.

Six models

The new collection includes six models. Each model is a limited edition of 1,888 pieces in stainless steel and 188 pieces in 18k gold. They are powered by the FC-938 movement with a new second time zone functionality.

The Heart Beat Manufacture GMT Automatic calibre measures 30.5mm in diameter and runs in 27 jewels with a 42-hour power reserve.

Heart beat aperture

Each dial has a second time zone counter and day/night indicator at 12 o’clock position, “Heart Beat” aperture at 6 o’clock position, and black oxidised hands. The time zone display is adjusted via the crown: turn clockwise to set both time zones, or counter-clockwise to set only the central hands.

Frédérique Constant first introduced the Heart Beat Collection in 1994. The dial aperture exposing the balance wheel distinguishes mechanical Frédérique Constant watches from their battery-operated counterparts.

Accessible luxury

In 2004, Frédérique Constant joined the select circle of Swiss watch brands that develop and produce movements in-house – a significant achievement for a brand in what is known as the “accessible luxury” segment.

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