Frederique Constant Unveils New Healey Chrono-Automatic Watches

May 11, 2010
By launching two new interpretations of its iconic Healey Chrono-Automatic watch, the prestigious watchmaker Frederique Constant has provided a true delight to all passionate classic car drivers.

Each of these versions, combined with a unique mechanical, hand-made Stop timer, has been issued in limited series of 1,888 items. With these breathtaking novelties, the brand offers a worthy homage to the ongoing collaboration with the Austin Healey Owner Clubs around the globe.

Frederique Constant is honored to be the Official Timekeeper of the 2010 Healey Challenge to be held in the United Kingdom from May 6 till 9. This event is organized by the Healey Drivers Club, founded in 1957.

The partnership between the top-Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant and the Austin Healey Cars came about in 2004, when the company became the annual Official Timing Partner of Healey events around the world, such as the Second European Healey Meeting in St. Moritz, the Healey Le Mans Challenge and the Healey Challenge Heidelberg. Later on, the brand also served as the Official Timekeeper of 34th International Austin Healey Challenge 2009 arranged by the Austin Healey Clubs of America and Canada.

In tribute to the Healey Challenge 2010, the highly qualified specialists of the house have engraved the back of the Healey Chrono-Automatic watch with the official logo of the event.

The first interpretation of the Healey Chrono-Automatic watch, reference FC-392CH6B4, is proposed in a special gift box with a matching stop timer pocket watch.

This version employs a 43 mm case rendered in polished rose gold-plated stainless steel.

On the front side it is shielded by a convex sapphire crystal. The timepiece exposes a transparent case-back affixed with 6 screws. The case-back is also engraved with the logo of the Healey Drivers Club UK, the world’s oldest Healey Club. The water-resistance of this model is down to 10 ATM.

Housed in the case is a chocolate dial equipped with luminous Arabic numerals. Traveling over them are hand-polished hands treated with a luminous compound. The discrete refined counters for hours, minutes and seconds are ingeniously spaced around the dial. The display also includes the date aperture at 6 o’clock and the Healey logo at 3 o’clock.

This reference relies on a chronograph automatic FC-392 movement. It boasts a 42-hour power reserve.

Keeping the watch secured to the wearer’s wrist is a brown chocolate calf racing strap enhanced with an optional folding clasp. The inner lining of the strap is water-resistant.

The second version of Frederique Constant Healey Chrono-Automatic watch, reference FC-392HSDG6B6, is also offered in a special gift box with a matching stop timer pocket watch.

The timekeeper features a polished stainless steel case, which measures 43mm in diameter. It is assembled with a convex sapphire crystal. The timepiece exposes a see-through case-back fastened with 6 screws. Its back side is also engraved with a logo of the Healey Drivers Club UK. This reference is submersible to 10 ATM.

The watch case is complimented by an ivory dial accented with dark green touches.
It is equipped with luminous Arabic numbers and hand-polished hands covered with a luminescent coating. The display is also completed with sub-dials for hours, minutes and seconds. They are kept company by the date aperture at 6 o’clock and the Healey logo at 3 o’clock.

This reference is animated by a chronograph automatic FC-392 movement, which offers a 42-hours power reserve.

The new Frederique Constant watch is teamed with a light brown calf racing strap, closed with an optional folding clasp. The inner lining of the strap is water-resistant.


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