A Longstanding Partnership
In 2009, Frederique Constant debuted its collaboration with the Riva Historical Society alongside Piero Mario Gibellini and Carlos Riva whose sole purpose is to preserve the remaining Riva boats worldwide, and helping their owners safeguard their prized possessions in the best way possible. With the launching of these two new watches, Frederique Constant honors their commitment to preserving the Riva name and what it stands for.
From Sea to Land
In that same year, Frederique Constant launched its first Runabout timepiece named after the legendary Runabout yachts of the 1920s. Considered the European elite of Runabouts, the Riva Runabouts were originally small, fast and powerful and could welcome four to eight people; they were perfect for pleasure activities such as fishing, water sports or just cruising. Riva Runabouts are the ideal muse to draw inspiration from and design an elegant and stylish, Italian-inspired watch.
Both new versions of the Frederique Constant Runabout embody a classic, sophisticated watch featuring hours, minutes, seconds, date and a 24h GMT with a guilloché-decorated dial and applied luminous indexes. The whole is completed by a 44mm polished stainless steel 3-parts case, a see-through case back, which displays the inner workings of the FC-350 movement featuring an in-house GMT module. Both versions are a Limited Edition of 2’888 pieces each, and are delivered in a luxurious wooden gift box including a detailed-wooden Runabout boat miniature.
FC-350, Automatic GMT with date (in-house GMT module), 38-hours power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h.
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case, Diameter of 42 mm, Convex sapphire crystal. See-through case back featuring the engraved Riva Historical Society flag. Water-resistant to 5 ATM.
Silver-colored dial, guilloché decoration and applied pearl black luminous indexes, Date display at 6 o’clock, Hand-polished Pearl black hour and minute hands with luminous treatment and a blue GMT hand.
Navy blue leather strap
RUNABOUT GMT AUTOMATIC (FC-350RMS5B6)