In keeping with the general theme of a recent post on a 2015 release that is a variation on a successful existing model, and as an acknowledgement that it is not all about completely new models or collections, today’s post is about a new version of Frederique Constant’s popular Worldtimer collection.
As it stands they have two different worldtimer ‘looks’, one with Roman numerals and no map on the dial, and the design shown here. There is already an existing model in stainless steel but with a silver dial instead of this navy blue. This new one comes on a matching alligator strap.
Functionality is via the single crown, with the target city placed at 12 o’clock. Day/ night is indicated by white/ blue discs respectively and of course there’s the date sub dial on the bottom of the dial. The world map on the dial is anthracite and the indices lumed. Of course this new model contains the same FC-718 in-house automatic movement with a forty-two hour power reserve that was developed at their Manufacture.
Not being one for gendering watches, I think that at 42mm it is moderately sized and a great accessible worldtimer for men and women alike. The two other versions are stainless steel with a silver dial and rose gold with a silver dial, and you can find out more about them and Frederique Constant’s other worldtimers, here.