Frederique Constant presents an authentic feat with its new Flyback Chronograph Manufacture, retailing for under 4,000 euros. At its heart beats Caliber FC-760, entirely developed and created in-house. Thanks to its flyback function, this chronograph can measure a succession of events, such as during a race, without needing to be reset to zero every time. It is also equipped with a “Direct In-Line” function enabling instantaneous activation of the flyback function, with zero-resetting and launch of a new measurement simply by pressing a pusher at 4 o’clock. Contrary to classic constructions, the chronograph functions are distributed not by a column wheel, but instead by a star-shaped wheel driven by a pusher, thus ensuring particularly smooth operation. Another innovation is a clutch powered by a device based on two toothed pinions. A vivid example of rewriting the rule book on one of the most demanding mechanical complications.
Polished and satin-brushed steel or pink gold-plated steel. Anti-reflective sapphire crystal, front and back. Water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft).
Dark grey or silver-toned. Pointer-type date display at 6 o’clock.
Mechanical automatic, Manufacture FC-760 calibre, 233 components including 96 associated with the flyback mechanism, 32 jewels, 28,800 vib/h, circular-grained and Côtes de Genève decoration, 38-hour power reserve.
Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, date.
Black or chestnut brown alligator.