Swiss Watch Manufacturer Frédérique Constant, known for its classical and refined timepieces of exceptional value, is proud to present the new Vintage Rally collection. In line with marque’s involvement in various classic car events around the world in past years, this new collection was created in particular to celebrate the latest edition of The Ultimate Driving Adventure: Peking to Paris.
Under the premise of its slogan 'Live your Passion', Frédérique Constant encourages people around the world to pursue their passion. Having been the official timekeeper of numerous events celebrating classic Austin Healey cars since the beginning of this century, the brand recently announced its role as the Official Timekeeper of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge. During this fascinating and challenging motoring event, 100¬¬+ passionate crews competed in a 9’000 mile long race, driving their extraordinary cars from Peking to Paris.
Frederique Constant succeeded in capturing the vintage feel of the participating cars in an exciting new collection of highly attractive timekeeping instruments.
As an admirer of the strong passion that reigns around the world of these classic & vintage cars, Frédérique Constant managed to combine all the elements which characterize these legendary cars in the three new automatic chronographs of the Vintage Racing collection: refined elegance and technical durability.
The Frederique Constant Vintage Racing timepieces are distinguished by a generous, hand-polished 43 mm case in 316L stainless steel and feature three different dial options. Elegant versions come with a silver dial, animated by blackened steel or rose gold plated indexes and hands. The more sporty version offers a silver dial decorated by black chronograph counters and a black outer-ring.
The Vintage Racing Automatic Chrono is equally impeccable from a technical standpoint. Its new mechanical self-winding chronograph calibre FC-396, beating at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour is visible through the transparent case-back which shows the special rotor engraved with the Peking to Paris logo.
For each version, production is limited to 1’888 pieces. Every timepiece comes in an attractive gift box, alongside an exclusive commemorative plate, showing the route driven by the participants of the latest Peking to Paris Motor Challenge.
This year, Frédérique Constant presents the ultimate set for all passionate classic car drivers: an elegant gift box offering the new limited edition Healey Chrono-Automatic timepiece, combined with a unique mechanical, handmade stopwatch. Pure style for pure passion!
Frédérique Constant is excited to be the Official Timing Partner of the 2010 Healey Challenge in the United Kingdom, organized by The Healey Drivers Club - the world’s oldest club catering to Healey enthusiasts. The Healey Drivers Club is built around the Healey family. President Brian ‘Bic’ Healey holds as much enthusiasm for the brand as the most avid Healey owner. Originally founded in 1957, the Club meets twice a month in Devon and Cornwall. The Healey Drivers Club is the point of reference for all things Healey!
The story between the Swiss Watch Manufacturer Frédérique Constant and the Austin Healey Cars is a story of passion. Frédérique Constant has been the annual Official Timing Partner of Healey events around the globe since 2004, such as the Second European Healey Meeting in St. Moritz, the Healey Le Mans Challenge, the Healey Challenge Heidelberg, and the 34th International Austin Healey Challenge 2009, organized by the Austin Healey Clubs of America and Canada.
Healey Chrono Automatic
To celebrate the continuing cooperation with the Austin Healey Owner Clubs around the world, Frédérique Constant introduces two new limited editions of its iconic Healey Chrono-Automatic, limited to 1,888 pieces in each version. The hand-polished, rounded case with a diameter of 43mm comes in two different finishes: elegant with a rose gold plated case, chocolate dial and leather strap, and a more sporty version in a steel case, silver dial with green accents and brown leather strap.