WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we will showcase a watch a day that has made the cut in 2012. We begin with the Highly Commended timepieces in the Luxury category, and are today focused on Frédérique Constant.
Highly Commended Luxury Watch of the Year – Frédérique Constant Worldtimer FC-718WM4H6
A brand renowned for its accessible luxury, Frédérique Constant has produced a striking high-end timepiece for 2012 – a new version of its Worldtimer.
While the brand has created world time watches in the past, many of those have been quartz models.
This year however its Worldtimer has been upgraded to be its most high-end complication timepiece, with Frédérique Constant’s own FC-718 automatic movement.
It has splendid details on its dial including an engraved world map, date counter at six o’clock and has a smooth, polished case that contrasts its dark navy alligator patterned strap.
The movement is decorated with Côtes de Genève and the watch has a 42-hour power reserve. If there was ever a timepiece that your high-street watch shopper should aspire to owning, this is it.