Frederique Constant Highlife Automatic COSC (Silver Dial / 41mm)
Rarely are watches certified by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). This certificate is only issued to pieces that can guarantee perfect isochronism over a given time and at given positions – in effect, their ability to tell the time correctly, consistently and precisely, within the strict limits enforced by an ISO standard. The COSC is an independent Swiss organisation that only issues its chronometer certificates to these pieces after the watches have undergone numerous tests over several days.
COSC certified pieces form an elite, a class of their own, intended for collectors for whom "Swiss precision" is an everyday necessity. The Highlife Automatic COSC was developed especially for them.
This first COSC-certified watch from Frederique Constant was inspired by the original collection from 1999. Its movements already contained the highest quality components, meeting all the precision criteria for official Swiss chronometer certification. Now it is a fact. COSC is just an acronym which stands for Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres — aka the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute. Essentially, this body is responsible for certifying the precision and accuracy of high-precision wristwatches made in Switzerland, typically found on luxury watch brands. Only 3% of Swiss Watch production are COSC certified!
The new Highlife Automatic COSC range brings together the best of the two other models with the three sleek hands of the Heart Beat and the date from the Perpetual Calendar Manufacture. This timepiece has been designed for everyday and comes in black leather/white dial version on which you can make out the globe decoration signature for the new Highlife collection.
The Highlife Automatic COSC is powered by the FC-303 caliber, which vibrates at 28,800 vph. Housed within 41 mm diameter casing, it can be admired through the sapphire crystal caseback.
MOVEMENT: FC-303 caliber, automatic, certified by the COSC, 26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28'800 alt/h.
CASE: Polished stainless steel 3-parts case, Diameter of 41mm, Convex sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on both sides. See-through case back. Water-resistant up to 5 ATM
DIAL: Silver dial, globe decoration and silver colour applied indexes with white luminous treatment. Silver colour hands with white luminous treatment. Date window at 3 o'clock.
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