Since their alliance, Frederique Constant has created many limited edition timepieces to support the noble work of the Riva Historical Society. Each piece draws inspiration from these Runabout boats’ heritage, imagery and universe. Borrowing certain hallmarks relating to yachting and escapism, the "Runabout" line expresses the fine craftsmanship and luxury common to both enterprises and their creations.
The chronograph makes a comeback
The 2020 collaboration will see the return of a complication that hasn’t been available for some years: the chronograph. Housed in a 42 mm steel case, the two new Runabout RHS Chronograph Automatic models share a tricompax chronograph (12 o’clock – 6 o’clock – 9 o’clock) powered by the automatic FC-392 calibre, ensuring a power reserve of 46 hours.
The Swiss origins of these timepieces are revealed through the guilloché dial - a traditional finish in Swiss Made Fine Watchmaking - either anthracite grey or silvered, depending on the edition. Two luminescent hands glide over a date window at 6 o’clock and are complemented by a large central seconds hand in blued steel, recalling the colour of the great Italian lakes. This maritime hue is picked up in the topstitching on the version that comes on a black calfskin leather strap and adorns the strap on the second model, which is finished with grey topstitching.
FUNCTIONS HOURS, MINUTES, SECONDS, CHRONOGRAPH
MOVEMENT FC-392 CALIBER, AUTOMATIC WITH CHRONOGRAPH 25 JEWELS, 46-HOUR POWER RESERVE, 28’800 ALT/H
CASE POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL 2-PARTS CASE DIAMETER OF 42 MM CONVEX SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL SEE-THROUGH CASE-BACK WATER-RESISTANT UP TO 5 ATM
DIAL GREY DIAL WITH SILVER COLOR APPLIED INDEXES WITH LUMINOUS HAND-POLISHED SILVER COLOR HOURS AND MINUTES HANDS WITH LUMINOUS AND LIGHT BLUE SECONDS HAND