Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture Automatic (Silver Dial / 42mm)
The sporty Flyback Chronograph Manufacture is a one-of-a-kind accessory. This stainless steel model with a black leather strap was conceived and perfected over 6 year in the manufacture. The patented star-shaped wheel permits a uniquely smooth operation of the mechanism. This series can be stopped, reset to zero and restarted with the push of one button.
Developed in-house from scratch over a six year period, manufactured components in-house, and finally assembled the caliber in-house, the Frederique Constant FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH MANUFACTURE is a marvel. Most important however is that Frederique Constant offers its watches with this in-house Flyback Chronograph Manufacture Caliber. This FC-760 complication is inspired by 1930’s Flyback Chronographs and a desire to go beyond a regular chronograph construction. Whereas the regular chronograph function is used as a stopwatch to measure time during a specific elapsed interval, with a Flyback, a user is able to operate the chronograph without resetting it to zero every time. With the flyback, the chronograph’s hand can be stopped, reset to zero, and restarted with one push of a button. This function is essential for timing an elapsed interval of events during races. n unmistakable characteristic of high-quality chronographs is a column wheel rotating on bearings to control the three “start, stop and reset” functions. In conventional mechanisms, this component has several columns. In contrast, the caliber FC-760 has no standard-type column wheel, but a STAR-SHAPED one. Together with the operating lever, which is controlled by the start/stop push-piece, this component is responsible for the exceptionally smooth operation of the mechanism.
MOVEMENT: FC-760 Manufacture caliber, automatic, flyback chronograph with date adjustable by the crown Perlage & circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement 32 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h Hours, minutes, seconds, flyback chronograph, date by hand, tachymeter. Fully conceived, developed, produced, assembled, adjusted and encased in our workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland, the manufacturing process of the Manufacture Collection timepieces requires extensive work, and is done – mostly by hand- for the pure pleasure of the connoisseurs of high quality watchmaking.
CASE: Polished and satined stainless steel 3-parts case Diameter of 42 mm Glass box sapphire crystal See-through case-back Water-resistant up to 5 ATM
DIAL: Silver dial with black printed roman numeral indexes. Hand polished black hands. Date at 6 o’clock.
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