When you hear someone describing an amazing automobile, they use words like power, precision, and engineering brilliance, so it should be no surprise that the latest Frederique Constant Healey GMT 24H Collection elicits those same words, with one addition, passion. While motorcars certainly inspired these timepieces with the NOJ393 Healey, and a partnership that has continued for many years, the watch maker certainly brings their own creative and unique blend of these elements to each piece.
There are three watches in this series, each powered by the FC350 Automatic movement, and all featuring a array of functions including but not limited to hours, minutes, seconds, and date. The talented and gifted brand engineers have designed these timepieces so that every feature can be accessed as well as adjusted through the single crown. The main module of course is an in-house design, from conception to manufacturing.
These latest Frederique Constant timepieces are featuring a 42mm diameter case, a convex sapphire crystal, a beautifully refined engraving of the NOJ393 Healey on the case back, which also allows for the round aperture that provides for viewing of the balance wheel. The GMT 24H collection showscases the date counter at the 3 o’clock position and of course the very signature Healey logo standing proud at 6 o’clock.
The dials are designed with a exquisite guilloche decoration, as well as the luminous white detail finishing on the hour and minute hands. Since this is a racing collection, the timepieces are equipped with plenty of horsepower, with each model carrying a 38 hour power reserve, and 50 meter water resistance. Two of the pieces are designed in rose gold with hand-applied rose gold plated indexes, and finished with a dark brown leather strap that adds to the sport look of the pieces. The other model is manufactured in polished stainless steel, a breathtaking silver dial, the hand-applied indexes and finished with a black leather strap accented with white stitching.
Of course each model in the Healey GMT 24H collection will be exclusive and limited production, with only 2,888 pieces made. The watches will be delivered in a very elegantly designed gift box, and will also feature a miniature model of the Healey NOJ393 car. The pricing is very affordable for such exquisite watches, and are excellent choices for wearing and collecting. So if you like to live life in the fast lane, you definitely will want to race out and get one of these stunners.