Since 2009, Frederique Constant celebrates the legendary Runabout yachts of the roaring 20’s by offering an attractive series of limited edition timepieces named “Runabout”.
Frederique Constant launches two new Runabouts luxury watches, paying homage to the graceful Riva boats of the 1920s where elegance and style ruled the world.
In 2009, Frederique Constant debuted its collaboration with the Riva Historical Society alongside Piero Mario Gibellini and Carlos Riva whose sole purpose is to preserve the remaining Riva boats worldwide, and helping their owners safeguard their prized possessions in the best way possible.
“With the launching of these two new watches, Frederique Constant honors their commitment to preserving the Riva name and what it stands for,” explains the luxury watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva.
Considered the European elite of Runabouts, the Riva Runabouts boats were originally small, fast and powerful and could welcome four to eight people; they were perfect for pleasure activities such as fishing, water sports or just cruising. At almost one century distance, Riva Runabouts are the ideal muse to draw inspiration from and design an elegant and stylish, Italian-inspired watch.
Both new versions of the Frederique Constant Runabout embody a classic, sophisticated watch featuring hours, minutes, seconds, date and a 24h GMT with a guilloché- decorated dial and applied luminous indexes. The whole is completed by a 44mm polished stainless steel 3-parts case, a see-through case back, which displays the inner workings of the FC-350 movement featuring an in-house GMT module. Both versions are a Limited Edition of 2’888 pieces each, and are delivered in a luxurious wooden gift box including a detailed-wooden Runabout boat miniature.
With Frederique Constant, luxury is at your fingertips. No exception was made with the new Classics Quartz. This version incorporates all the details that make the brand quintessentially classic. This June, Frederique Constant announced their sponsorship of the GOOP Wellness Summit: In goop Health. The brand highlighted their efforts in wellness and heart-health through the showcase of the Frederique Constant Horological Smartwatch Collections. Hosted by Frederique Constant’s Global Charity Brand Ambassador and goop.com founder and CEO, Gwyneth Paltrow, In goop Health is the definitive voice in the wellness space.