Frederique Constant is more than a little excited about its new Highlife Worldtimer Manufacture, which it describes as “a future icon” thanks to the combination of its dial engraved with a representation of a globe and its FC-718 movement under the hood.
It feels like yesterday, rather than 30 years’ ago, that Frederique Constant burst onto the scene with a promise to take mechanical Swiss watches to the masses.
Having been acquired by Citizen Watch Company, the watchmaker has the financial muscle and global network to continue that quest.
The FC-718 caliber has been manufactured since 2013 and used in a range of world timers since.
The Highlife Worldtimer Manufacture is a 41mm steel watch that shows off the movement’s decorative finish through a crystal case back.
The watch has a blue sunray guilloché dial with world cities picked out in white around the circumference.
It is designed to be worn three ways with interchangeable straps and and a bracelet.