Since 2004, Federique Constant has been the official sponsor of vintage car rallies worldwide. Each year, the famous Swiss watchmaker launches limited Vintage Rally timepieces inspired by Austin Healey automobiles and its own passion for the world of racing. This year, the collaboration between two prestigious brands celebrates its 14th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Frederique Constant is introducing three limited edition Vintage Rally Healey Chronographs, inspired by the aesthetics of classic cars.
The watches will be officially unveiled in June, on the occasion of the European Healey Club Meeting in the Black Forest in Germany.
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph for 2018 arrives in three distinct variants, each inspired by the historical design of the 1960s British cars. Paying tribute to their unique design, the chronographs are featured with a 42mm-diameter stainless steel or rose gold plated cases and colorful vintage-looking dials.
There are three basic dial designs to choose from: green with white counters, silver with grey counters and navy with white counters. Each of them reveals prominent hands and Arabic numerals enhanced by a luminous material. A date window is located at 3 o’clock position, the Healey logo sits at 6 o’clock, while a seconds window appears at 9 o’clock position. The convex sapphire crystal protects the dial from shocks and scratches.
Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Healey Chronographs are powered by the Swiss-made FC-397 automatic chronograph movement, equipped with 25 jewels. The movement beats at a frequency of 28’800 vibrations per hour, delivering up to 46 hours of power reserve. A see-through case-back allows the wearer to admire its fine workings.
The three new chronographs are fitted out with perforated leather straps inspired by driving gloves. The Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph is limited to only 2888 pieces, and it comes with a luxurious presentation box including a Healey NOJ393 miniature car.
Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph ref FC-397HGR5B6
stainless steel green dial - Price: $2.795 USD
Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph ref FC-397HSG5B6
stainless steel silver dial - Price: $2.795 USD
Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph ref FC-397HN5B4
rose gold plated stainless steel, navy dial – Price: $3.095 USD
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