The man who stays on top of time also stays on top of his game.
Resounding with this philosophy is Frederique Constant’s Classic Worldtimer Manufacture, the watch made to display world time all on a single face for the international traveller. Adding to that, it seeks to make the process one that is incredibly easy to maneuver so time-telling, no matter where you are in the world, can be done quickly, accurately and intuitively, without the risk of error.
For residents of Malaysia, it has created 20 special pieces that indicate the time in our country highlighted in red. Available exclusively at Swiss Watch Gallery, this is Frederique Constant’s homage to time and, more importantly, to the local hour of our country.
A Malaysia exclusive
For this version, Frederique Constant has opted for an intense blue dial reminiscent of the ocean. The continents of the world emerge from the dial in relief, in bright red contrasting beautifully against the blue, with its outlines carved with the greatest precision
The date counter at 6 o’clock is decorated with a sunray guilloché pattern, a traditional finish in Fine Watchmaking.
Hovering over it are four hands; the hour and minute hands and index hour markers are tinged with luminescent material to make them easier to read in low light. Around this miniature world map unfolds the Worldtimer flange, indicating the 24 world time zones and their 24 principal cities. To ensure the dial can be easily read, the 12 daytime hours appear in white, while the 12 night-time hours appear in dark blue.
Special to this Malaysia edition, the name of our country is included in the flange, also highlighted in red to stand it out. It’s a small reminder of home, no matter where you go in the world.
It is available in only 20 limited pieces, exclusively at Swiss Watch Gallery.
All functions adjustable by the crown only
The Classic Worldtimer Manufacture is made with two elements in mind.
Element number one: a useful complication. In this regard, the ability to permanently display world time is an undeniable asset for those who travel internationally.
Element number two: ease of use. For an everyday watch, everything has been designed so that the latter and its complication can be adjusted quickly and intuitively, without risk of error.
To achieve this, it has the FC-700 Calibre to thank, which allows the full range of features and complications of the timepiece to quite simply be accessed through the watch’s single crown.
This development represents a major breakthrough in the manufacture of luxury Swiss watches, and the FC-700 Calibre, which took years to design and develop, will now act as the springboard for future advances in Frederique Constant timepieces.
For more information on the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture, log on to the official Frederique Constant website here.