A unique edition of the brand’s flagship watch donated to finance scientific research for the Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Next to many of its Swiss counterparts, Frederique Constant is best known for producing dressy watches marketed on the more affordable side of things. But this doesn’t mean, the brand has no complicated flagship offerings, and the Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture is just a perfect example of such timepiece. Coming in a 42 mm rose gold case, the unique Only Watch edition is accompanied by the blue tint meteorite openworked dial. It’s made of, as the brand puts it, a material that fell on Earth 80’000 years ago and was found in Namibia. The dial indicates hours and minutes via the two central hands, the date at 3 o’clock, the day of the week at 9, the month and leap year at 12, and the tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock acts as a small seconds.
The in-house automatic FC-975 movement features a perpetual calendar and a tourbillon, and is equipped with a silicium escapement wheel and anchor. It beats to the 28’800 alt/h frequency and has a 38-hour power reserve. Thanks to the transparent caseback and the open worked oscillating weight, the rear view of its decorations is quite spectacular. The Meteorite Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture for Only Watch is complemented by the blue alligator leather strap. The estimate is CHF 32,000 – 36,000. The auction will be held on November 9, in Geneva.
Aug. 11, 2019