frederique constant runabout chronograph 2021


A timeless color, navy blue, evoking the ocean’s waves, is the ideal hue for the dials of two new limited-edition chronographs from the Geneva-based brand.

Nature offers such beautiful, pure, and intense colors, it provides an infinite source of inspiration. Like blue, for example, borrowed from the ocean world, it immediately conjures up images of a calm sea, lulling waves and, why not, a beach to lounge on. This is the color Frédérique Constant selected to embellish the face of a new duo of Runabout Chronograph Automatic watches, two references available in 888 watches each.

frederique constant runabout chronograph 2021 closeupMeasuring 42mm in diameter, the case is water-resistant to 50m and is made of polished steel or plated in rose gold. It houses the F-392 caliber, an automatic movement running on 4hz, delivering 55 hours of power reserve when fully wound, 9 hours more than the previous models.

frederique constant runabout chronograph 2021 casebackThe dial features a center decorated with a Clous de Paris guilloche pattern on which are placed three azure counters. The small seconds are indicated at 9 o’clock and the minute and hour chronograph indicators are located at 12 and 6 o’clock respectively. In the center, two lancine-type hands, silver or gold, point to luminescent hour markers and Arabic numerals. There is a timer on the flange that is accompanied by the second hand that manages the measurement of short times. A black date window displayed on a white background at 6 o’clock completes the set of functions.

The Runabout Chronograph Automatic is worn on a navy-blue calfskin strap embossed with an alligator effect, edged with white stitching and fastened with a folding clasp.

Price: €2,695 (steel) – €2,895 (rose gold plated steel)

By Sharmila Bertin