The Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown signature collection from Frederique Constant has an exciting new edition. Popular for its unique countdown display on the dial, it is an essential race starting tool for yachting and sailing enthusiasts. The new sports-chic edition has a classically stylish look and is designed for regattas and relaxed pontoon times alike.
Housed in an elegant 42 mm polished stainless-steel case, the new sports-chic model has an anthracite grey dial. Inspired by the most stunning examples of traditional luxury watchmaking, this new dial features a guilloché textured finish. This age-old technique directs the light in a regular pattern around the surface, making it appear to dance and be reflected, like waves and swells, presenting an ever-changing appearance as it moves with the wrist. To complement these tones, this new version comes with a matching stainless-steel bracelet made up of alternating polished and satin finished link. It is fastened with a secure folding clasp.
Within the case is the automatic FC-380 calibre movement. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, it has a power reserve of 48 hours and is guaranteed water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 metres).
Ingenuity and simplicity
The dial is embellished with broad hour and minute hands enhanced by a luminous treatment and complemented by an orange hand, accentuating the sporty look. At 12 o’clock, it sits precisely in the centre of a luminescent double index hour marker. Under this, are the five open circles that form the Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown’s central complication: the countdown function.
Located at the top of the dial, each circle represents 1 minute. Pressing the button at the top starts the first countdown, gradually turning all the circles from grey to white. When all 5 circles are white, 5 minutes have passed.
The second countdown, the final 5 minutes before the starting signal, then begins automatically. This time, the 5 circles gradually turn orange. When the 5th and final circle has turned orange and the seconds hand is at 12 o’clock, the regatta is officially underway.
Frederique Constant watchmaking studio is located at Plan-les-Ouates, in the canton of Geneva, Switzerland. Their master craftsman and women develop, make and assemble its own movement calibres in-house and boasts a collection of 29 different models imagined since 2004. Each watch is assembled by hand using the most modern equipment and undergoes thorough checks to ensure the highest quality and longest life.