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FREDERIQUE CONSTANT, HIGHLIFE MONOLITHIC MANUFACTURE ONLY WATCH 2021
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT, HIGHLIFE MONOLITHIC MANUFACTURE ONLY WATCH 2021
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT, HIGHLIFE MONOLITHIC MANUFACTURE ONLY WATCH 2021
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FREDERIQUE CONSTANT, HIGHLIFE MONOLITHIC MANUFACTURE ONLY WATCH 2021

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FREDERIQUE CONSTANT, HIGHLIFE MONOLITHIC MANUFACTURE ONLY WATCH 2021
Model name: Highlife Monolithic Manufacture Only Watch 2021 - FC-810OW4NH9
Case: Brushed and polished 18K rose gold 3-part case Diameter of 41 mm, Height of 12,65 mm, Front convex sapphire crystal, See-through case back Water-resistant up to 3 ATM
Dial: Open dial, Silver colour inner ring with black printed seconds graduation, Applied rose gold-plated indexes with white luminous treatment, Hand-polished rose gold-plated hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment, Silver colour date counter at 12 o’clock with red hand Open heart showing the ocsillator at 6 o’clock
Calibre: FC-810 Manufacture automatic calibre, Heart Beat, Silicon monolithic oscillator Date adjustable by the crown, Perlage, circular satin-finishing , anglage, circular Côtes de Genève decorations, vertical Côte de Genève with a blue atomic layer deposition, 80-hour power reserve 288’000 alt/h (40HZ), 130 components including 19 jewels
Bracelet: Navy blue alligator leather strap with nubuck finishing - Including an additional navy blue rubber strap
Dimensions: Diameter of 41 mm / Height of 12,65 mm
Specificities: This timepiece features an 18K rose gold case equipped with an integrated and interchangeable bracelet, which can be easily changed without the need for tools. Made from a single piece of silicon, its Monolithic oscillator beats at 288’800 vibrations per hour (40 Hz) and drives a seconds hand taking 80 steps per second, offering a perfectly fluid and continuous movement. The efficiency of the mechanism delivers a substantial 80-hour power reserve.
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Lot Essay

Unique in every respect, the Highlife Monolithic Manufacture Only Watch 2021 timepiece goes beyond all conventions with its 21st century Monolithic escapement completing the Brand’s 30th in-house movement.

Unprecedented and a first for Frederique Constant, the Highlife Monolithic Manufacture Only Watch 2021 is the only timepiece housing its revolutionary Monolithic oscillator beating at 40 Hz in an elegant yet modern 41mm Highlife case in 18K rose gold, mounted on an integrated and interchangeable bracelet.

Made of silicon and fitting to the size of a traditional balance wheel, the Monolithic oscillator redefines the way mechanical watches have been regulated for over 300 years, by replacing the 26 components of a standard assortment by only 3 spread over a single level.

The open dial reveals elegant and intense blue Côtes de Genève decoration enhancing the Brand’s 30th in-house movement, which can also be admired through the crystal case back. According to the finest watchmaking tradition, this remarkable creation bears chamfers on the bridges that have been hand polished - a degree of finishing that only a few watchmaking manufactures can still boast.

EXPERIENCE
Frederique Constant offers the purchaser of the Highlife Monolithic Manufacture timepiece a private tour of its Manufacture in Geneva, in company of two persons of her/his choice, as well as an exclusive interview with Frederique Constant's Technical Director and Master Watchmaker Pim Koeslag, who developed this unique timepiece.

HISTORY OF THE BRAND
Frederique Constant is a Swiss watchmaking manufacture located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Maison was founded in 1988 by a couple of independent entrepreneurs, Aletta and Peter Stas, to offer quality Swiss watches at an affordable price, with the aim of democratising luxury Swiss Made watches.

Frederique Constant creates, develops, assembles and controls a wide variety of mechanical, quartz and connected timepieces at the same time within its 6,200 m2 Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates (GE). To this day, Frederique Constant has designed 30 Manufacture calibres, including high complications, such as the Tourbillon, the Perpetual Calendar, the Flyback Chronograph, as well as a new and unprecedented type of escapement in watchmaking – the Monolithic. Made from a single piece of silicon, replacing the 26 components of a standard assortment, it oscillates at a frequency of 40 Hz, which is 10 times that of most mechanical movements.

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