Frederique Constant Vintage Rally Collection – New 2012 Limited editions “La Carrera Panamericana”
About La Carrera Panamericana
With a history dating back to 1950, La Carrera Panamericana is one of the most emblematic classic car rallies in the world and has become a true legend, a race that hosts hundreds of drivers and co-drivers and millions of classic car aficionados.
After the Mexican section of the Panamerican Highway was completed in 1950, a five-day race across the country was organized by the Mexican government to advertise this feat and to attract international business into Mexico. The race ran almost entirely along the new highway, which crossed the country from north to south for a total distance of over 3,300 kilometers (2,100 mi).
This year, during the 24th edition of the event, one hundred and eighteen cars with drivers from 15 different nationalities participated in La Carrera Panamericana. They traveled across Mexico, starting their journey in Huatulco, located on the south coast of Mexico, to finish seven days later in the colonial city of Zacatecas.
For Frederique Constant, sponsoring La Carrera Panamericana forms an exciting and logical new chapter in its history of classic car related sponsorships around the world in the past. If there is one element that is required to take part in La Carrera Panamericana, it is true Passion. It is this same Passion that guides Frederique Constant on its highly successful journey through the world of fine watch making.
The Frederique Constant Limited Edition
To celebrate the 24th edition of La Carrera Panamericana race, we introduce two new timepieces, both edited in a limited edition of 1888 pieces for each dial version. Featured with a 43mm diameter polished stainless steel case, the new introductions are equipped with the new FC-435 hand-wound calibre with small second. Water resistant up to 10 ATM, you will be able to see the decorated movement through the case back thanks to its sapphire glass. Two silver dial finishing, either with stainless steel hand-applied indexes or with rose gold plated hand-applied indexes. These two new limited editions display the original logo of the race on the dial and on the decorated movement. This collection is entirely inspired by the magical universe of classic and vintage cars.
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