BaselWorld 2017 Preview: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

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    BaselWorld 2017 Preview: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture


    Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture





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    Frederique Constant returns to its iconic Classic Worldtimer Manufacture with the presentation of this sophisticated "citizen of the world". The golden tones of the case make a pleasing contrast with the chocolate colour of the dial, which is finely etched with a world map and circled by a day/night indicator, with 24 reference cities around the outer rim. The date is pointed by a hand in a subdial at 6 o'clock. A further circle of hour-markers ensures perfect legibility without detracting from the harmonious layout of the dial as a whole. This long-haul traveller packs some genuine feats of technique, orchestrated by Frederique Constant's FC-718 proprietary movement. Not a single pusher or corrector spoils this watch's clean lines, as each function is controlled by the crown for unparalleled simplicity of use, a first for a worldtime complication.



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    Movement

    Mechanical automatic, FC-718 calibre, developed and produced by Frederique Constant, 26 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, circular-graining and Côtes de Genève decoration, 42-hour power reserve.

    Functions

    Hours, minutes, seconds, date, world time for 24 time zones, day/night indication.

    Case

    Steel with pink gold PVD, 42 mm. Domed sapphire crystal and sapphire back. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar / 165 ft).

    Dial

    Brown with world map in the centre. Luminescent hands and hour-markers. 24-hour disc with day/night indication. City disc with 24 cities. Date at 6 o'clock.

    Bracelet/strap

    Brown leather with white top-stitching.






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    Re: BaselWorld 2017 Preview: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

    The previous version was rose gold-plated - is there a difference between plated and PVD? I'm guessing the difference is that the PVD is more scratch-resistant.

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    Nice to see Citizen stepping up it's game with it's Swiss brands.
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    Re: BaselWorld 2017 Preview: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

    Is the 'citizen of the world' meant to be a pun?! If so, great!

    Like what they are doing here, although I am pretty sure this was an existing model? Also not particularly keen on the onion crown but hey ho can't please everyone!

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    Re: BaselWorld 2017 Preview: Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture

    Quote Originally Posted by spartiate View Post
    The previous version was rose gold-plated - is there a difference between plated and PVD? I'm guessing the difference is that the PVD is more scratch-resistant.
    http://www.ablogtowatch.com/ask-watc...-gold-plating/

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