It was 23 years ago when Frederique Constant introduced its Highlife collection to the world. The popular watch line has made a name for itself through the years. It is well known for its special strap built into the case.
For 2022, Frederique Constant takes this iconic timepiece and gives it a fresh update with four new models. These include the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture, Highlife Skeleton, Highlife Heart Beat, and Highlife Automatic COSC. All of these new editions are home to the watch’s signature features — from an easy switch between a steel bracelet and leather strap to a great value proposition and appropriate proportions.
Called the ‘next generation of an iconic timepiece’, the new Frederique Constant Highlife collection (like the original, which was first launched in 1999) features design codes per the brand’s values. The first models in the Highlife collection were the Triple Time series, followed by a tourbillion with the brand’s emblematic Heart Beat aperture. The success that ensued led to the quick expansion of the collection. This included a perpetual calendar version, a chronograph, and a Manufacture movement.
With two years of development, the new Highlife collection offers a fantastic range of watches. Inspired and faithful to the original from 1999, these new 2022 models are engineered with the same values, affordability quotient, and fundamental characteristics. Three of the four models come in the same 41mm case structure with a sporty chic appearance designed especially for the next generation of collectors. The presence of an integrated bracelet allows the new case to sit comfortably on the wrist and offers excellent flexibility. The integrated bracelet also enables the wearer to change it with much ease and less hassle. The strap is offered in steel, leather, crococalf suede, or rubber strap options.
Another exciting feature of these new models is the decorated dials with the same globe motif, which symbolises the Earth, enhanced with the circle’s harmony and perfection. It represents an icon of a new generation that shares the common goal of saving the planet with sustainable and sensible living.
All the features mentioned above are available to consumers and collectors at a fair and appropriate price range, allowing as many people as possible access to Swiss-made luxury.
Images: Frederique Constant