WHEN RUNABOUTS RULED THE WAVES
Back in the Roaring Twenties, when the whole world seemed to be taking part in a decade-long party, the beautiful bodies that turned heads on the planet’s finest beaches didn’t belong to movie stars. They were the gleaming, hand polished, wooden-hulled and chrome-bedecked boats known as Runabouts. The throaty roar of powerful engines driving these sleek crafts over pristine, crystal clear water lifted the spirits and inspired the passions of the countless thousands who were privileged enough to witness the Runabouts in their heyday. Read more…
If you’re looking for a watch that’s as cool as the raging white water rapids in an unspoiled Alpine river, with looks that are as sporty as the classic vintage rally car it’s named after; if you’re all about pushing yourself and your equipment to the limits of endurance…and then going beyond those limits; if you’re passionate about life and you want a watch that’s super stylish, handsome, rugged and reliable in equal measures, then look no further. The Frederique Constant Healy, a member of the hugely popular Vintage Rally Collection, ticks every single box.
Frederique Constant is a company that loves to put a fresh twist into classic ideas and classic designs. With that in mind, we are delighted to present the exciting new Worldtimer Manufacture collection.
In days gone by, it was the “man about town” who had the respect and admiration of his peers. These fine gentlemen wore pinstripe suits, with colourful ties, shiny shoes and invariably a classy wristwatch. Nowadays, the man about town has become a man of the world, and while the clothes may have changed, the presence of a handsome, classic, elegant watch is still very much part of the gentleman’s ensemble.
The new Frederique Constant Runabout Moonphase & Date – The Star of Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance in Carnelian Bay, California
Lake Tahoe, September 2011 – On August 12 & 13, 2011, more than 100 classic and antique boats and over 5,000 visitors gathered at one of the world’s most renowned mountain lakes.