Developed in-house from scratch over a six year period, manufactured components in-house, and finally assembled the caliber in-house, the Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph Manufacture is a marvel.
This FC-760 complication is inspired by 1930’s Flyback Chronographs and a desire to go beyond a regular chronograph construction. Whereas the regular chronograph function is used as a stopwatch to measure time during a specific elapsed interval, with a Flyback, a user is able to operate the chronograph without resetting it to zero every time. With the flyback, the chronograph’s hand can be stopped, reset to zero, and restarted with one push of a button. This function is essential for timing an elapsed interval of events during races.
An unmistakable characteristic of high-quality chronographs is a column wheel rotating on bearings to control the three “start, stop and reset” functions. In conventional mechanisms, this component has several columns. In contrast, the caliber FC-760 has no standard-type column wheel, but a star-shaped one. Together with the operating lever, which is controlled by the start/stop push-piece, this component is responsible for the exceptionally smooth operation of the mechanism.
Frederique Constant Flyback Chronograph
FC-760 MANUFACTURE CALIBER, AUTOMATIC, FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WITH DATE ADJUSTABLE BY CROWN. PERLAGE & CIRCULAR CÔTES DE GENÈVE DECORATION ON THE MOVEMENT. 32 JEWELS, 38 HOURS POWER RESERVE, 28’800 VPH.
ROSE GOLD PLATED POLISHED AND SATINED STAINLESS STEEL 3-PARTS CASE. DIAMETER OF 42 MM. GLASS BOX SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL. SEE-THROUGH CASE BACK. WATER-RESISTANT TO 5 ATM.
SILVER DIAL WITH APPLIED ROSE GOLD INDEXES. HAND POLISHED ROSE GOLD PLATED HANDS AND PEARL BLACK COUNTER. DATE AT 6 O’CLOCK.
BROWN ALLIGATOR STRAP.