Hands On With The Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Brown Dial

By rolex
April 6, 2021
3 min read

It sounds cliché however the Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Brown Dial truly is an extraordinary watch for the cash. The combination of the commonsense usefulness of a world-clock complication with a rich rose gold plated and brown stylish makes for an exceptionally particular looking watch that is certain to say something on your wrist without unleashing a lot of ruin on your real bank explanation. Similarly as with all Frederique Constant pieces in any case, there’s something else entirely to this watch than meets the eye.

The Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Brown Dial

Unveiled earlier to Baselworld 2017 , the new brown dial World-Timer joins a generally great line-up of World-Timers from Frederique Constant. Introduced in a rose gold plated, 42mm treated steel case it wears comfortably on the wrist and looks significantly more costly than it is (more on the cost in a moment.) The shading combination gives the watch a warm, somewhat more classic feel, which I enjoyed much more in the substance than I was anticipating. Ordinarily, I am not one to get excessively daring with shaded dials (white, dark and an intermittent blue is probably just about as insane as I get) however for reasons unknown, this chocolate dial truly works for me.

Like most – however not all – the other Manufacture Worldtimers in the Frederique Constant line-up, this new model highlights a plan of the world guide finely scratched onto the dial and the 24 urban areas on its external edge. It’s a common world-clock plan however one that I truly love. Home time is shown halfway, while the two circles going around the border of the dial show the 24h day-night sign and a posting of the 24 urban areas separately. The date is appeared on a sub-dial at six o’clock and connections up flawlessly with the world-time display.

Impressively, all the capacities are controlled by means of the single crown, which as indicated by Frederique Constant is the first run through such a complication has been presented. Thus, no extra press catches or correctors were added, which clearly makes the watch simpler to use in addition to it looks more pleasant on the wrist. This is conceivable gratitude to the Manufacture development inside, the FC-718 type comprised of 139 sections and estimating 30mm in breadth. This programmed development beats at a 4Hz recurrence and offers a 42-hour max power reserve.

The crown has three positions and it is shockingly simple and instinctive to utilize. The principal position allows you physically to wind the watch by turning the crown upwards (clockwise); the subsequent position permit you to set the date and city by turning the crown upwards and downwards (clockwise and counter-clockwise), individually; and the third position permits you to set the time by turning the crown downwards (counter-clockwise).

A brown cowhide lash with white lines completes the sharp, upmarket look, complementing the pink gold plated case pleasantly. Most awesome aspect all however, is the cost. At just EUR 3,550, the Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture brown dial addresses brilliant incentive for cash and unquestionably looks much more costly on the wrist.  frederiqueconstant.com .

Specifications of the Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Brown Dial

  • Case: 42mm measurement – Polished tempered steel, pink gold plated – sapphire gem on both sides –50m water resistant
  • Movement: Caliber FC-718 – In-house produces – programmed – 42H force save – 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, seconds, date, world-time
  • Strap: brown cowhide strap