Just in time for the 4th of July (well, it was yesterday), we’ve got word of a new US-exclusive watch release that you’ll be able to wear… on Thanksgiving. Timing of things aside, we wanted to make sure you were aware of the Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Summer of 76.

Now, to be sure, this is the same Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture that we’ve been seeing since 2012 (and we wrote about here). So, what’s new about this watch? To start with, not the case, not the movement, all that sort of thing (which is fine, as it was a competent watch). This is very much a patriotic paint job that has hit the watch. The glove is done in silver and light blue, the hour scale gets white and dark blue, and then the seconds hand and date track gets splashes of red.

To further differentiate the Frederique Constant Classics Worldtimer Manufacture Summer of 76, they’ve put an American flag at the US Cities (seen above my hometown, Chicago, in these photos), and the date subdial has a star taking the place of the 1. For this release, the watch comes with both white and red alligator straps (mix and match at your whim), as well as a blue rubber strap. Fittingly for the release, only 76 of these will be made at a price of $4,795. While it’s up for pre-order now, delivery is anticipated for November 2022. Check it out at us.frederiqueconstant.com

Tech Specs from Frederique Constant

  • Reference: FC-718USWM4H6
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date by hand, worldtimer
  • Movement
    • FC-718 in-house caliber, automatic with all functions adjustable by the crown
    • Perlage & circular Côtes de Genève decorations
    • 38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h
  • Case
    • Polished stainless steel silver 3-part case
    • Diameter of 42 mm
    • Height of 12,10 mm
    • Scratch-resistant and anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal
    • See-through caseback
    • Water-resistant up to 5 ATM/30m/100ft
  • Dial
  • Light blue and silver dial with globe decoration
  • Black pearl color applied indexes filled with white luminous treatment
  • 24H disc with day (white) & night (blue) indication
  • White city disc with 24 cities and US flag
  • Hand-polished blue color hour and minute hands Hand-polished red color second hand
  • Light blue date counter at 6 o’clock with sunray guilloché decoration in the center, hand-polished silver color hand and a red star replacing the number 4
  • Strap
    • Red alligator leather strap with off-white stitching
    • Including an additional white alligator leather strap and a blue rubber strap
  • Limited edition: Limited to 76 pieces
  • Delivery: November 2022. Available for pre-order on us.frederiqueconstant.com and through select retail partners.

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