The New Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown (Price, Pictures and Specifications)
A Frederique Constant signature timepiece, the Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown made its return to the watchmaking scene in 2019 (please read more about this here). It joined the Maison's collections as early as 1997 at the instigation of its co-founder Peter Stas, who is passionate about sailing and the open sea himself.
A fresh take on sailing in watchmaking
Frederique Constant’s Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown offers a technical complication popular with fans of yachting and regattas: the countdown to the start of the race. Its classically stylish new look is the epitome of luxury sports chic, designed for regattas and relaxed pontoon times alike.
Housed in an elegant 42 mm polished stainless-steel case, the new Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown presents an anthracite grey dial, playing on the color harmony. Inspired by the most stunning examples of traditional luxury watchmaking, this new dial features a guilloche decoration. This age-old finish affords the light a regular pattern, where it can dance, stretch out and be reflected, like waves and swells, presenting an ever-changing appearance depending on the viewing angle. To complement this elegant symphony of tones, this new version comes with a matching stainless-steel strap made up of alternating polished and satin finished links, fastened with a folding buckle.
Within the case is the automatic FC-380 calibre. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, it has a power reserve of 48 hours and is guaranteed water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 meters).
Ingenuity and simplicity
The dial is embellished with broad hour and minute hands enhanced by a luminous treatment and complemented by an orange hand that accentuates the sporty look. At 12 o’clock, it sits precisely in the center of a luminescent double index hour marker. Under the latter are the five openings that form the Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown’s central complication: the countdown.
Located at the top of the dial, each dot represents 1 minute. Pressing the button at the top starts the first countdown, gradually turning all the dots from grey to white. When all 5 dots are white, 5 minutes have passed.
The second countdown, the final 5 minutes before the starting signal, then begins automatically. This time, the 5 dots gradually turn orange. When the 5th and final dot has turned orange and the seconds hand is at 12 o’clock, the regatta is officially underway.
Consistent with its positioning, the new Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown costs the same as the two-tone model already in the collection: €3,495. Available with a rubber strap at no extra charge for an even sportier look.
Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, 10 minutes regatta countdown
· FC-380 caliber, automatic with countdown function
· 25 jewels, 48-hour power reserve, 28'800 alt/h
· Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
· Diameter of 42 mm
· Convex sapphire crystal
· See-through case-back
· Water-resistant up to 10 ATM
· Grey dial with Guilloché decoration and applied silver color indexes and luminous
· Hand-polished silver color with luminous hours and minutes hands, orange seconds hand
· Stainless steel bracelet
· One extra rubber strap is coming with the watch
The price for the Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown Ref. FC-380GT4H6B is €3,495.