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Press Release

Acknowledging Greatness: Frederique Constant Introduces the 2014 Runabout Chronograph Automatic Collection

Passion comes in many forms. Mr. Carlo Riva exhibited his passion through the design of the sleek, wooden power boats that graced the planet’s finest lakes from 1950. In 1998, the Riva Historical Society was founded with the aim of locating and aiding in the conservation and restoration of the magnificent Riva boats.

This year again, Frederique Constant is delighted to announce their continuing partnership with the Riva Historical Society. As a salute to the iconic Riva water craft and the passion that spawned them, Frederique Constant introduces the 2014 limited edition Runabout Chronograph Automatic Collection.

The new range features two models. Only 2,888 of each will be produced. Both are powered by the ultra-precise FC-393 automatic chronograph movement, offering 28,800 beats per hour, 25 jewels and an appreciated 46-hour power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds, date and a mechanical chronograph. The date window is located at the 3 o’clock positon. If you want to wear your new Chronograph Automatic while you’re out on the waves, you can, this model is water resistant to 50 metres.

With a case diameter of 42mm, the dial is protected by a diamond-hard convex sapphire crystal, and both models feature the exceptionally popular see-through case back, allowing owners to view the internal workings of this mechanical marvel. As an acknowledgement of the work they do and the passion with which they do it, the Riva Historical Society flag is etched into the case back glass.

The FC-393RM5B4 comes with a striking rose gold plated case, with a wonderfully contrasting silver dial featuring a guilloche decoration in the centre. The hour and minute hands are luminous white. The Arabic numerals are finished in rose gold and hand-applied. A luxurious crococalf leather strap in dark brown with a folding buckle completes the stylish and timeless look of this model.

The FC-393RM5B6 is the next in the new range. It features a gleaming, hand polished stainless steel case. The lustrous silver dial has the guilloche decoration at the centre, while the hand-applied indexes are pearl black Arabic numerals. This model is presented with a deep blue crococalf strap with white stitching and a folding buckle. The combination of colours, textures and styles all combine to give an appearance that is unquestionably modern yet undeniably timeless.

Each of the new Runabout Chronograph Automatics will be delivered in a specially designed gift box, complete with a delightful miniature replica of a wooden Runabout.

Given the company’s own slogan, “Live your passion,” Frederique Constant admires and respects the driving force behind the Riva Historical Society. The new Runabout Chronograph Automatic Collection is a salute to creative passion in all its forms, in the past, the present and in the years still to come.

 

For more information on the new Runabout Collection, please visit our website, www.frederique-constant.com, or contact us directly. You can email Mrs. Yasmina Pedrini at pedrini@frederique-constant.com.

 

Live your passion

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

NEW Runabout Chronograph Automatic

Reference FC-393RM5B4

Limited edition of 2888 pieces, delivered in a special gift box with a Runabout boat miniature

Movement FC-393 Automatic chronograph movement, 28’800 Bph, 25 jewels, 46h power reserve

Hours, minutes, seconds, date, mechanical chronograph

Case Rose gold plated, diameter of 42 mm

Convex sapphire crystal, see-through case back

Riva Historical Society flag on case back glass

Water-resistant to 5 ATM

Dial Silvered dial, guilloché decoration in the center

Applied rose gold plated Arabic numerals

Hour and Minute hands with luminous

Date at 3 o’clock

Strap Brown crococalf strap with folding buckle

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

NEW Runabout Chronograph Automatic

 

Reference FC-393RM5B6

Limited edition of 2888 pieces, delivered in a special gift box with a Runabout boat miniature

Movement FC-393 Automatic chronograph movement, 28’800 Bph, 25 jewels, 46h power reserve

Hours, minutes, seconds, date, mechanical chronograph

Case Stainless steel, diameter of 42 mm

Convex sapphire crystal, see-through case back

Riva Historical Society flag on case back glass

Water-resistant to 5 ATM

Dial Silvered dial, guilloché decoration in the center

Applied Pearl Black Arabic numerals

Hour and Minute hands with luminous

Date at 3 o’clock

Strap Blue crococalf strap with folding buckle

 

Beastie Folly Verdict : Beautiful 5 Stars

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