Hodinkee Pimps The Frederique Constant Yacht Timer

Frederic Constantin Yacht Timer dial

I recently ripped the Frederique Constant Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown a new you-know-what. It’s ugly and expensive, based on a patently ridiculous complication that doesn’t even do what its cheaper, more reliable quartz predecessor did (provide variable countdown intervals). Hodinkee’s Jack Forster knows I’m right. To paraphrase, T-Swizzle, a pimp’s gotta pimp, pimp, pimp . . .

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New Frederique Constantin Yacht Timer

Frederic Constantin Yacht Timer

Complications are complicated. I’m not talking about the engineering behind a timepiece that accurately displays the date for the next 1,480 years (leap years included). I’m talking about the market for watch complications. Who the hell needs the Frederique Constantin Yacht Timer, a watch that counts down the crucial 10 minutes before a sailboat race? For one . . .

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