Frederique Constant Offers Flyback Chronograph Manufacture

Frederique Constant is following up on last year’s first-ever in-house perpetual calendar wristwatch with its first-ever flyback chronograph. As if that wasn’t good enough news on its own, the watch is incredibly affordable with a price tag less than $4,000.

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Frederique Constant FLYBACK side view

Frederique Constant employed an automatic calibre FC-760 for the new Flyback Chronograph Manufacture. The movement was inspired by chronographs from the 1930s and took over six years to develop. With its modular design and a star-shaped column wheel, the FC-760 has a smoothed out start-stop-reset function and features a 38-hour power reserve. The flyback functionality allows you to reset the second hand to zero while it’s still running, which means you won’t have to press to stop, then press to reset, and finally press again to start. Instead, it’s all just one push. This ability was indispensable for pilots and for race teams who needed to be able to time things to the second. That functionality isn’t a simple addition; it’s a complex movement, and to have it at such an affordable price is pretty phenomenal.

Frederique Constant FLYBACK back view

The outside is just as impressive. Made in two metals—stainless steel and rose gold-plated stainless steel—the Flyback Chronograph comes with three dial options as well: silvered, dark grey with baton indexes, and silvered with hobnail texture and Roman numerals. The 42mm case has rectangular chronograph buttons, which is a break from the traditional. The watch also has a unique three register layout that offers running seconds, a 30-minute totaliser, and a date register. Frederique also took the time to add to the looks of the watch with little details like heat-blued screws, perlage, and Geneva stripes. Topping off the movement is a rose-gold plated steel rotor, which you can see through the sapphire crystal on the case’s back. All of the watches come with an alligator leather strap.

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Frederique Constant FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH MANUFACTURE

Frederique Constant FLYBACK Chronograph watch

Frederique Constant FLYBACK watch