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21. July 2021


The new ›Highlife Monolithic Manufacture‹ for a good cause as part of the ›Only Watch‹ auction for the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM).

Frederique Constant is pleased to announce its participation in the 2021 edition of the Only Watch auction, which will take place on November 6th, 2021, and whose proceeds will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy. This year, Frederique Constant is presenting an exclusive timepiece that is unique in every respect and a first for the brand: the Highlife Monolithic Manufacture, as part of the ›Only Watch‹ auction, which will take place on November 6th, 2021.

Traditionally, Only Watch’s charity auction is based on a simple principle: each participating brand donates a unique piece. The proceeds of the auction are then donated to a research fund dedicated to the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. To emphasize its commitment, Frederique Constant has come up with something special. For 2021, it has created an exclusive movement that is the only one equipped with the monolithic oscillator, which is housed in a dial that is open to the movement – in a Highlife case made of 18-carat rose gold.

Last year, Frederique Constant introduced the Slimline Monolithic Manufacture, a silicon oscillating weight that beats at an unprecedented speed of 288,000 vibrations per hour or 40 Hz. The Slimline Monolithic Manufacture redefines the principles of mechanical watch regulation, ticking ten times faster than most mechanical movements. Thanks to its innovative design and small size, this revolutionary high-frequency silicon oscillator fits into a conventional movement configuration and offers an average daily accuracy of -4/+6 seconds.

The oscillating weight is made of monocrystalline silicone, a material that eliminates the major weaknesses of conventional balance springs. The monocrystalline silicone is 100% anti-magnetic, insensitive to temperature- fluctuations, less sensitive to gravity and four times lighter than the conventional range. The absence of a mechanical coupling results in less friction and wear on the parts. Consequently, less energy is required to drive the escapement wheel and the oscillating system. Finally, and importantly, silicon does not need to be oiled, which increases the long-term reliability of the escapement.

Until now, the Monolithic cantilever chair has only been offered in the Slimline Manufacture line. With the Highlife Monolithic Manufacture, the brand is presenting this concept for the first time in its Highlife collection. In the centre are the two rose gold-plated hands printed with luminous material that are characteristic of the Highlife collection. Like all Frederique Constant Manufacture creations, the Highlife Monolithic Manufacture is equipped with a glass back – a way of revealing the angular and circular movement.

The perfect choice for charity, which Frederique Constant has been supporting without interruption for 14 years.

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Stefan Oberleitner



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