The Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture epitomises this approach. "Highlife" is the revival of a legendary line, part of an historic collection that has shaped the face of luxurious and affordable contemporary Swiss Made watchmaking. "Perpetual Calendar" describes a level of complication to which few brands have access, an indication of technical mastery patiently acquired over the course of more than 30 years’ watchmaking experience. Finally, "Manufacture" is a declaration, about belonging to an exclusive club of watchmakers capable of designing, producing, assembling and testing their own timepieces.
Complete with a perpetual calendar, this piece is powered by the Manufacture FC-775 caliber, a self-winding mechanical movement. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, it has a power reserve of 38 hours. Its perlage and Côtes de Genève can be seen through the sapphire crystal case-back.
As for the dial, the Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture is characterised by three counters: day at 9 o’clock, month and leap year at 12 o’clock, date at 3 o’clock. A moon phase at 6 o’clock completes the set. Discreet controllers placed in the middle of the case make it possible, as with the crown, to adjust all the indications. For optimum legibility, the hand-polished hands and index hour markers are tinged with luminescent material.
This particular model is characterised by two-tone styling, combining steel and rose gold plating on the bezel, bracelet and crown. Out of the white decorated dial come rose gold-plated hands and index hour markers. The piece is also supplied with a textured black rubber strap featuring a rose gold-plated buckle.
MOVEMENT: FC-775 Manufacture caliber, automatic, perpetual calendar with Hours, minutes, moon-phase, date, day, month, leap year functions, Perlage & circular Côtes de Genève decoration on movement with 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 colour dial, globe decoration and rose gold-plated applied indexes with white luminous treatment. Hand-polished rose gold-plated hands with white luminous treatment