Since 2009, Frederique Constant has been paying tribute to the legendary 1920s’ Runabout yachts. In 2013, the Brand started a partnership with the RHS (Riva Historical Society)
LONG STANDING ITALIAN-SWISS FRIENDSHIP
Since 2009, Frederique Constant has been paying tribute to the legendary 1920s’ Runabout yachts. In 2013, the Brand started a partnership with the RHS (Riva Historical Society): a Milan-based association founded in 1988, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of classic Runabout boats that were designed by the passionate boating enthusiast, Mr Carlo Riva. Piero Mario Gibellini and Carlos Riva founded this non-profit organization, whose purpose is to preserve the worldwide patrimony of this established heritage.
The Runabout range features a 42 mm stainless steel and a rose gold-plated case. The cases undergo a polishing treatment, reminiscent to the lustrous appearance of the Runabout boats. Protected by a convex sapphire crystal, the Runabout dials bear Frederique Constant’s classic hobnail pattern with a central guilloche. The Arabic numerals, indexes, and hands are completed with a luminous treatment. The final detail on the dial is the date window at 6 o’clock with a magnifying lens. Around the outer rim of the dial, the minutes are displayed. An elegant detail is the see-through sapphire case back, revealing the automatic mechanism. Distinguished by the engraving of the RHS pavilion.
LUXURIOUS WOODEN GIFT BOX
Faithful to its tradition, each of the models are delivered in a special limited-edition box including a miniature wooden replica of a Runabout yacht. Paying tribute to the iconic designs of the elegant roaring twenties sports boats.
THE AUTOMATIC ENGINE
The Runabout Automatic models are powered by a FC-303 automatic caliber. The 26 jewel Swiss-made caliber, beating at 28’800 times per hour, and a 38-hour power reserve; the movement is protected by 100-meter water-resistant case that is perfect for boating.
Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Fc-303 caliber, automatic
Diamond collimaçon decoration
38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28'800 alt/h
Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter or dimensions (mm) 42
Thickness (mm) 11.5
Lug width (mm) 21
Scratch-resistant convex sapphire crystal
See-through case back with riva historical society printed logo
Water-resistant up to 5 atm/50m/164ft
Black dial with sunray finishing and clous de paris guilloché in the center
60 seconds and minutes graduation on outer ring
Applied silver color arabic indexes filled with white luminous treatment
Silver color hour and minute hands filled with white luminous treatment
Light blue second hand
Date window at 6 o’clock
Dark grey blue calf leather strap with light blue stitching
Limited to 888 pieces
What is an Automatic Watch?
An automatic watch harnesses the movement of the wearer's arm to power its mechanism. As the arm moves, a rotor inside the watch rotates, winding the mainspring. This stored energy is then released, driving the gears that keep the watch's hands moving and accurate timekeeping.