Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture: Native Edition 2022


Nov 2022

Equipped with a 40.5mm case and endowed with a slender profile that confers a superb ergonomic wrist-fit, the freelancer GMT proves an ideal travel companion.

Capable of displaying the prevailing hour in 24 time zones at the same time, the freelancer GMT is 40.5mm in diameter and has a thickness of 9.7mm. The case features two angled crowns: the upper crown at 2 o’clock serves to wind the barrel and adjust the various time indications, while the crown at 4 o’clock, sporting the Swiss flag on its flank, adjusts the GMT hand.

Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture: Native Edition 2022

The use of progressive shades of blue in the dial makes this watch a bewitching composition. At the base of it, just above 6 o’clock, a rectangular aperture reveals the date. Presented in white numerals sat atop a blue disc, the colour of the date disc matches the dial, upholding horological etiquette. A 24-hour track is presented on the dial flange and is used in conjunction with the GMT hand to indicate whether the ‘home time’ is day or night. Nocturnal hours are expressed using white numerals set against a blue background, while daytime hours are shown in blue against a white backdrop. A crescent shaped moon denotes the midnight hour. Barrel shaped hour and minute hands collaborate with applied indexes, denoting the ‘local time’. A darkly attired GMT hand, endowed with a prominent triangular red and white tip, succinctly displays the hour at home. A slender silver-toned central sweep seconds hand, fitted with a highly legible lollipop, completes the suite of hands displayed. Both the hands and indexes are treated with Super-LumiNova®, ensuring readability even in dim light.

Located at the heart of the freelancer GMT is the new Calibre RW3230, a Swiss automatic movement with a power reserve of 50 hours. Measuring just 4.1mm in height, its slender profile contributes to the model’s elegant appearance. The movement’s main plate is adorned with perlage, the barrel cover is snailed and the automatic device bridge and oscillating mass are embellished with Côtes de Genève motif.

Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture: Native Edition 2022Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture: Native Edition 2022