FREDERIQUE CONSTANT – MANUFACTURE QUANTIEME PERPETUEL ONLY WATCH 2017
A SACRED STONE SENT FROM SPACE
Like countless watchmakers, Frédérique Constant is supporting Only Watch on its quest to overcome muscular dystrophy with a unique timepiece that will be auctioned off in Geneva on November 11th.
Taking part in the Only Watch auction (held every 2 years to raise funds to combat Duchenne muscular dystrophy) has become a natural reflex for most watch brands. One of the fifty-odd unique pieces up for auction on November 11th in Geneva is a model by Frédérique Constant: Manufacture Quantième Perpétuel Only Watch 2017.
With its classic slim case and glittering rose gold hue, what really sets the Manufacture Quantième Perpétuel Only Watch 2017 apart is its dial: a meteorite disc. This mineral fragment from space was found deep in the Namib Desert that’s said to be the oldest in the world and located in South West Namibia towards the left tip of the cone forming the African continent. Rarity aside, what’s amazing about the meteorite is that its geometric patterns and reflections capture the light. The graphic slate grey lines on the dial of Frédérique Constant’s unique piece are enhanced by rose gold-plated applied markers tracked by a pair of gold leaf-shape hands. The displays appear as follows: moon phase at 6, date with hand at 3, day at 9 and month and leap years at 12.
The 42mm rose gold Manufacture Quantième Perpétuel Only Watch 2017 case houses the self-winding FC-775 calibre with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz) and 38-hour power reserve.
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By Sharmila Bertin