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Frederique Constant hails return of the Highlife collection

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Frederique Constant has brought back its Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture in 18-carat rose gold.

Limited to just 30 pieces, this rare timepiece is making its comeback after the first creation in 1999.

Symbolising the Earth, the perfection of the circle, it is also the icon of a new generation that shares the same ideal for saving the planet, sustainable and sensible living.

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Now available with a diameter of 41 mm, the watch also features an integrated strap.

The lack of horns allows for greater flexibility and helps it sit naturally on the wrist while the design necessitates perfect continuity between the lines of the case and the strap, a smooth transition and natural – almost imperceptible – fluidity.

A special system allows for its straps to be changed in a flash, without the need for tools.

In this unique 18-carat rose gold rendition, the Highlife’s exquisitely decorated dial is shown off to its very best advantage.

Optimum legibility is ensured by the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides. Complementary rose gold and deep blue echo each other.

Every finishing touch is enhanced by amazing reflections, like the case, with its alternating polished and satin finished surfaces.

Every counter (month and leap year, day and date) is sunbrushed. Index hour markers are rose gold-plated and luminescent.

In keeping with the sleekness of the case design, all of the perpetual calendar’s correctors have been integrated, lending emphasis to the lone rose gold crown at 3 o’clock.

Powered by the Manufacture FC-775 calibre, a self-winding mechanical movement, the 18-carat rose gold Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph and has a power reserve of 38 hours.

It comes on a blue nubuck finish alligator strap, unique to this model.

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