ollowing the launch of the first Highlife models unveiled last September, Frederique Constant is adding a new collection especially for women, simply named “Highlife Ladies Automatic”.
The latter features three designs - the Highlife Ladies Automatic Sparkling, Highlife Ladies Automatic Heart Beat and Highlife Ladies Automatic - combining over 30 years of watchmaking expertise and the desire to come up with an authentic creation for 21st century women.
The timepieces in this collection also feature the Highlife’s hallmark strap, which is built into the case and can be changed at will – the secret to making watches truly timeless and ensuring they always strike the right note.
Over 20 years ago now, back in 1999, Frederique Constant introduced the very first Highlife watches. In 2020, the Maison revived the iconic design, reintroducing the collection with resolutely modern curves rooted in the 21st century. Owing to its popularity, the latter inspired the eponymous collection for women, unveiled this year for watchmaking enthusiasts, the sophisticated and fashion-forward modern women of today and tomorrow.
The Highlife Ladies Automatic collection adds a new dimension to the definition of accessible luxury according to Frederique Constant. Graceful yet assertive, the delicate 34 mm diameter watch combines the subtlety of an exquisitely feminine timepiece with the presence of one that asserts its identity and unique character. The new design translates into both taut and flexible lines, the modernity of a creation that denies nothing of its craftsmanship, balance or style.
Of course, the new collection features the integrated and interchangeable strap that has become the hallmark of Highlife stamped timepieces. The design merges case and strap in the same continuity, just like the women fitting two or even three days into one, with fluidity and energy.
A closely guarded secret, the first link holds the key to the invisible integrated system that makes it possible to change the strap at will and without the need for tools.
Functions Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Movement FC-303 caliber, automatic 38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h
Case Brushed and polished rose gold-plated 3-part case with a bezel set of 60 diamonds (0,46 carat) Diameter of 34 mm Height of 9.80 mm Front convex sapphire crystal See-through case back Water-resistant up to 5 ATM
Dial Silver color dial with globe decoration Black printed seconds graduation, applied rose gold-plated indexes with white luminous treatment at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, 8 rose gold-plated and diamonds indexes (0.04 carat) Hand-polished rose gold-plated with white luminous treatment hour and minute hands, hand-polished rose gold-plated second hand Date window at 3 o’clock
Strap Brushed and polished rose gold-plated 3-link bracelet Including an additionnal light pink rubber strap
Recommended retail price: CHF 4,390