Since 2009, Frederique Constant has collaborated with the Riva Historical Society: a Milan-based association founded in 1998, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of classic Riva boats. Piero Mario Gibellini and Carlo Riva founded this non-profit organization, whose purpose is to preserve the worldwide patrimony of the established Riva heritage. 

Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition
Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition


To celebrate this partnership, each year Frederique Constant creates a limited-edition Runabout timepiece inspired by the timeless 1920s Riva boats. The handcrafted wooden powerboats take you on an adventure of the Italian dolce vita. Both brands share the common values of precise engineering and timeless elegant designs. 

Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition Dial
Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition


Ever since its first launch, the Runabout automatic collection has been a success. Frederique Constant is honored to pursue this collaboration and contribute to maintain the patrimony of these classic yachts. 


The Runabout range features two new automatic models: a 42 mm stainless steel and a rose gold plated case. The cases undergo a polishing treatment, reminiscent to the lustrous appearance of the Riva boats.

Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition Rose Gold
Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition

Protected by a convex sapphire crystal, the navy-blue dial bears Frederique Constant’s classic hobnail pattern with a central guilloche which breaks up the dial. 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.

Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition Movement
Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition

Both 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 10-meter water-resistant case that is perfect for boating. 

An elegant detail is the see-through sapphire case back, revealing the automatic mechanism. Distinguished by the engraving of the Riva Historical Society flag. To complete the look of these watches, it bears a navy leather strap with white stitching.

Frederique Constant Deployant
Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition


Both the stainless steel and rose gold-plated Runabout models are exclusively limited to 2’888 pieces. Faithful to its tradition, each of the models are delivered in a special limited-edition box including a miniature wooden replica of the Riva boat. Paying tribute to the iconic designs of the elegant roaring twenties sports boats.

Frederique Constant Runabout
Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition


Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition

Technical specifications:


Reference: FC-303RMN5B6 – instainless steel and FC-303RMN5B4 - Rose Gold Plated

Case:Polished stainless steel or Rose Gold Plated polished stainless steel 2-parts case, diameter of 42 mm; Convex sapphire crystal; Water-resistant to 10 ATM

Movement:FC-303 caliber, Automatic movement; 38-hours power reserve, 26 jewels, 28'800 alt/h

Dial:Navy color dial, guilloché decoration and silver or rose gold plated applied indexes; Date display at 6 o’clock; Hand polished silver hands with white luminous

Bracelet:Navy leather strap

Functions:Hours, minutes, second, date

Limited edition:2888pcs


The price for the Frederique Constant Runabout Limited-Edition is 1395 CHF/ 1395 EUR/ 1595 USD for the stainless steel version and 1695 CHF/ 1695 EUR/ 1895 USD for the Rose Gold Plated version.

For more information visit Frederique Constant Online.