Iconic watch maker works together with rapidly growing Danish watch brand to celebrate 32nd anniversary
Frederique Constant is proud to introduce a special limited-edition timepiece of only 32 pieces developed in collaboration with the rising, vintage-inspired Danish watch brand About Vintage. The new timepiece, 1988 Flyback Chronograph, is available online, on About Vintage’s website.
Designed in Denmark and developed in Switzerland; like sweet music to every horologists’ ears. And that is exactly what you will get if you go for the 1988 Flyback Chronograph – that is, if you manage to get your hands on one of them before they sell out. There will only be produced 32 pieces of this spectacular timepiece; one for each year since Frederique Constant was established.
An ode to the classics
The 1988 Flyback Chronograph is a redesigned version of Frederique Constant’s famous Flyback Chronograph Manufacture. As they began the redesigning, About Vintage particularly had one thing in mind:
“About Vintage is an ode to the classics, a humble celebration of remarkable achievements in horology. As we redesigned the classic Flyback Chronograph, we were constantly reminded of why we began this whole journey of watchmaking. That is how we came up with the new design; the original timepiece with a touch of Scandinavian simplicity and vintage-inspired elements.”, says Thomas Andersen, co-founder at About Vintage.
Exclusivity on a new level
When Frederique Constant and About Vintage decided to join forces on this new timepiece, it was in fact not the first time for the two watch makers to share visions. Back in 2018 they designed the 1988 Moonphase which became the most exclusive timepiece in About Vintage’s collection. However, this has changed as they welcomed the new 1988 Flyback Chronograph, since this is more exclusive both in limitation, quality and price.
“Being able to do collaborations like this, makes us expand our own horizons. The Flyback Chronograph Manufacture is a highly complicated timepiece innovated by Frederique Constant and now re-designed in a vintage and Scandinavian appearance. With this limited edition both Frederique Constant and About Vintage once again show innovative spirit as well as our collaborative approach within the watch industry. The many shared values between Frederique Constant and About Vintage made the 1988 Flyback Chronograph come to life. A humble reminder of the strength of widening one’s horizon.” says Daan van der Bruggen, Sales Director EU/CEE at Frederique Constant.
Both Frederique Constant and About Vintage share the vision of aiming to create luxury timepieces for the everyday person, and this was the foundation to their new collaboration.
An efficient mechanism
The 1988 Flyback Chronograph is a Manufacture timepiece, built with Frederique Constant’s in-house movement, the FC-760 Manufacture caliber. The FC-760 caliber that operates the 1988 Flyback Chronograph dispenses with this complexity, replacing the standard column wheel with a star-shaped wheel. This results in a thinner movement with fewer parts and operations. The FC-760 caliber from Frederique Constant is simpler, smoother and more reliable. It has a 42mm-sized polished, stainless steel case and a dial with date adjustable by crown.
The 1988 Flyback Chronograph is limited to only 32 pieces and is sold at a price of €3999 and can be bought at www.aboutvintage.com