Frederique Constant Gets Dark With All-Black Worldtimer Watch
Only 300 examples of the black titanium coated-watch are available.
It’s never been easier or more stylish and sleek to get into the spirit of Black Friday: Start with what’s on your wrist via a luxe upgrade and Frederique Constant‘s Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Globetrotter Edition in a very fitting all-new, all-black design.
The original Classics Worldtimer, introduced by the Swiss watchmaker in 2012, remains one of the brand’s most popular watches, and now gets a sleek and jetset-ready revamp for today’s modern man.
At the heart of the design reboot is the handsome, nicely sized 42mm sandblasted PVD titanium case in all-black, complete with a visually appealing planisphere dial design.
The inner dial, which lays out a map of the globe, is a ready complement to the city discs of the Classics Worldtimer Globetrotter Edition.
At the 6’o-clock mark rests an even more stylish sunray guilloché subdial with date display.
That design detail features a notable swerve: 24 world cities are now designated by their airport codes, making this luxury timepiece an exceptional watch for the world traveler.
Indeed, the famed watchmaker describes the timepiece as “a perfect watch to travel the world easily,” and its design indicates just as much.
12-hour segments coordinate with the world cities ring, with the dark disc indicating night and the white disc indicating daylight hours.
The three-notch crown system allows one to change the date, hours, minutes and Worldtimer functions quickly, a unique distinction that allows “the wearer to cross time zones concentrating only on discovery of the world.”
The Classics Worldtimer Globetrotter Edition accomplishes this with central hands to tell the local time, with the mobile flange display home time — they synchronize automatically, of course.
For good measure, the impossibly intricate FC-718 movement is displayed through a sapphire crystal caseback.
The details are also well-considered, including the refined black alligator leather strap and its Frederique Constant Manufacture seal.
The horology masters at Frederique Constant rightfully call the original Classics Worldtimer a “true travel icon,” and this latest edition is worthy of similar praise.
Before this watch can lead you to new global discoveries, tread carefully: Only 300 editions are available starting on Black Friday, at a suggested retail price of $4,495.