Paying homage to classic cars since 2004, Frederique Constant has produced a very limited edition in collaboration with the Austin Healey automobile brand.
Equipped with the automatic FC-310 caliber, the Vintage Rally Automatic Cosc displays hours, minutes and seconds. Providing a 38-hour power reserve, the watch is water resistant up to 5 ATM (50 meters) and beats at 4 Hz (28’800 alt/h). Running around the dial is the flange complete with 60-minute scale, all set within a 40 mm diameter case, a favorite with collectors on account of its timeless quality. The perforated leather strap recalls the upholstery of the beautiful cars from the 1940s to the 1970s, as well as the gloves worn by gentlemen drivers in their element.
Most of the casebacks of the Vintage Rally models are engraved with a Healey being driven at full throttle; the famous Healey 100S NOJ393 was purchased by a collector for £155 in 1969 and sold for nearly €1 million in December 2011.
Each piece comes in a collector’s gift set, complete with miniature replica of the NOJ393.