Travel time: Frederique Constant Highlife Worldtimer Manufacture

Be ready for wherever your next journey takes you with Frederique Constant's adaptable new worldtimer

Watches & Jewellery 28 Sep 2021

As we make a return to a globe-trotting lifestyle, it’s the ideal time to reevaluate our wardrobes for pieces that are comfortable, sophisticated and adaptable. And one of the best places to start is with a quality worldtimer watch that will get you from one side of the ocean to the other in style, all while keeping you on track for your next flight.

Frederique Constant’s new Highlife Worldtimer Manufacture could well be the perfect travel companion, carrying on the watchmaker’s reputation for precise and good value in-house Swiss timekeeping. This model comes equipped with the FC-718 manufacture calibre, a self-winding movement offering a power reserve of 38 hours. It powers the useful worldtime function that is clearly expressed via the 24 cities on the dial representing the different time zones. An inner disc is engraved with 12 hours on the light and dark colours respectively, allowing the wearer to instantly tell whether it is day or night in their current destination.

This new model follows the watchmaker’s signature clean and pared-back aesthetic, with an all-blue dial in a sunray guilloché, paired with sleek rhodium-plated hands, including luminescent highlights on the hour and minute hands for enhanced legibility. Meanwhile, tapping into the trend for interchangeable straps, it comes with three options for every occasion, including a smart blue strap with silky nubuck finish, a sportier rubber option and a classic three-link steel bracelet.