On the event of Dubai Watch Week, operating from November 24 – 28, Frederique Fixed presents a somewhat particular interpretation of the Highlife. In collaboration with watch retailers Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the model has created the Frederique Fixed Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture “Yr of the Fiftieth”. This particular restricted version sequence is devoted to the fiftieth anniversary of the unification of seven Emirates alongside the Arabian Peninsula.
On 2 December 1971, seven Emirates had been united below one federation to develop into the United Arab Emirates. Since that day, the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm al Quwain have been united as one official nation. Celebrating 50 years of unification, the famend retailers Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons have joined forces with Frederique Fixed for a particular restricted version primarily based on the model’s sporty Highlife assortment.
The Highlife assortment by Frederique Fixed wants little introduction. It has been fairly successful since its launch in 2020, and apart from time-and-date fashions, we’ve additionally seen extra complicated watches just like the Worldtimer Manufacture and the Perpetual Calendar Manufacture. Utilizing the latter as a beginning reference, FC and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons opted to diversify it in additional methods than “simply” color. It’s, actually, the first-ever watch (case and bracelet) created by Frederique Fixed in light-weight titanium.
It nonetheless measures 41mm in diameter and follows the acquainted shapes and finishings of the remainder of the Highlife assortment. The dial is completed in a Pantone 321 turquoise blue, taken from run-off areas of the Yas Marina Method 1 circuit in Abu Dhabi and resembling the distinctive shade of blue of the Gulf waters. For a contact of distinction, the sub-dials for the perpetual calendar show are darkish gray. As at all times, a globe ornament adorns the center part of the dial.
As with earlier iterations of the Perpetual Calendar by FC, this in-house motion signifies central hours and minutes, date, day of the week, month, intercalary year and moon section. Regardless of the complexity, the dial stays legible and balanced, with sword-shaped arms, utilized hour indices and contrasting scales on the sub-dials.
The motion, seen by means of the caseback, is the FC-775 manufacture calibre. This in-house developed automated motion consists of a base calibre with a QP module on high. The module splits the indications in central time, date, day of the week, month, intercalary year and a moon section show. The motion has a frequency of 28,800vph and autonomy of 38 hours. The rotor has a particular inscription commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the UAE.
The Frederique Fixed Highlife Perpetual Calendar Manufacture “Yr of the Fiftieth” is worn on an H-link titanium bracelet. The “H” formed hyperlinks are brushed, and the connecting hyperlinks are polished. A folding clasp with the FC emblem secures it to the wrist. Moreover, the watch additionally comes with a textured gray rubber strap, and because of the quick-exchange system, you may simply swap them out. It’s introduced as a restricted version of fifty items, with the retail value but to be confirmed. It’s obtainable for buy at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.