Frederique Constant has been for many years involved in various forms of motorsports, especially with vintage car rallies, as the brand is a longstanding and faithful partner of the famous Austin Healey car brand. Lately the brand welcomed four original Austin Healey cars from the Southern Counties Club to the manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. The four drivers came from the United-Kingdom with their beautifully conserved vintage Healey cars. This was the perfect occasion to show to real Austin Healey enthusiasts the new Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph, a timepiece with a motorsports heritage that combines timeless contemporary design with sporty elegance.

The four original Austin Healey cars from the Southern Counties Club in front of the manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates. © Frédérique Constant

The watch driven by the precise FC-397 automatic chronograph calibre. It has 25 jewels and a 46-hour power reserve. Its unique design is underlined with sub-dials that include a 30-minute counter at 3’oclock and small continuous seconds at 9 o’clock. This watch features a three-part rose gold plated polished stainless steel case classically sized at 42 mm and a convex sapphire crystal that offers protection from the elements. The transparent case back allows to see the movement, which will delight all watch enthusiasts. the green dial accents give this chronograph a strong sporting character. The rose gold plated hands and the applied indexes are finished with superluminova, which stands out in the dark.

Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph Automatic (Ref. FC-397HDG5B4). © Frédérique Constant

Water-resistant up to 50 metres, the Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph comes with a brown leather strap with big holes, to add to the style factor; a fine balance between sport and elegance. This new Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph is also available with a silver polished stainless steel case with a black leather strap.

Vintage Rally Healey Chronograph Automatic (Ref.FC-397HS5B6). © Frédérique Constant

Both are limited to just 2888 numbered pieces. Finally, every timepiece comes with a beautifully designed gift box and a magnificent Healey NOJ393 car miniature model.