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Frédérique Constant: Only Watch 09

Pour la troisième fois consécutive, la manufacture horlogère Frédérique Constant participera à l’exceptionnelle vente aux enchères « Only Watch 2009 » à Monaco, le 24 septembre prochain. Sous le haut patronage de S.A.S. le Prince Albert II, cette œuvre de charité est réalisée au profit de la recherche contre la maladie Duchenne. Une trilogie unique . . . Pour l’occasion, Frédérique Constant crée la Heart Beat Trilogy. Réunies pour la première fois, les trois montres féminines les plus prestigieuses de la manufacture suisse seront mises aux enchères. Présentées dans un précieux coffret avec plusieurs bracelets de rechange, ces garde-temps, imaginés par des femmes pour des femmes, dévoilent leurs mouvements grâce à un cœur ouvert et brillent de mille éclats avec leur pavage de diamants. * La Heart Beat Joaillerie * La Double Heart Beat Chocolat Gourmand (109 diamants) * La Love Heart Beat Vanille Exquise (112 diamants) Au bénéfice d’une grande cause caritative . . . Réunissant les marques horlogères les plus prestigieuses, cette exposition internationale, présentée à Shanghai, Genève, Londres, New York et Milan, finira son périple à Monaco le 24 septembre prochain, sous le haut patronage de S.A.S le Prince Albert II de Monaco. Chaque modèle sera mis aux enchères et l’intégralité des recettes sera reversée à la recherche contre la maladie de Duchenne, une maladie génétique rare (dystrophie musculaire) touchant encore un trop grand nombre d’enfants à travers le monde. En 2005 et 2007, cette vente aux enchères a rapporté plus d’1,9 et de 2,7 millions d’euros. Lady Heart Beat Manufacture Automatique Pavée Boîtier : orné de 235 diamants, couleur H lunette et fond en acier inoxydable verre convexe et fond plat vissé en saphir 41 mm de diamètre couronne et fond vissés étanche à 30 mètres fond gravé « Only Watch 09 » Cadran : chiffres arabes avec 52 diamants, couleur H Heart Beat à 6 heures Bracelet : satin gris avec double imperméable Mouvement : automatique Heart Beat FC930 FC-310 Double Heart Beat Chocolat Gourmand Boîtier : or rose (18 carats) diamètre 34 mm verre saphir, fond transparent saphir étanche à 60 mètres fond gravé « Only Watch 09 » Cadran : nacre chocolat gourmand avec 8 index diamant lunette sertie de 48 diamants, couleur H centre pavé de 61 diamants, couleur H Heart Beat à 12 heures Bracelet : satin chocolat avec doublure imperméable Mouvement : automatique FC-310 finition « perlage » réserve de marche 42 heures FC-310 “Love Heart Beat” Vanille Exquise Boîtier : or rose (18 carats) lunette sertie de 48 diamants, couleur H diamètre 34 mm verre saphir, fond transparent saphir étanche à 60 mètres fond gravé « Only Watch 09 » Cadran : vanille avec guillochage « cœur » Heart Beat Love serti de 64 diamants à 12 heures Bracelet : satin vanille avec doublure imperméable Mouvement : automatique calibre FC 310 finition perlage réserve de marche 42 heures The 2009 Frédérique Constant’s contributing lot will be as unique and engaged as this Charity Auction: The Heart Beat Trilogy, for the first time assembled in a common jewel box: The first timepiece of the Only Watch 09 trilogy is the Heart Beat Manufacture Automatic Pavée, a feminine & jeweler version of the famous Heart Beat caliber: automatic movement fully designed and constructed in-house, with the specific aperture on the dial featuring the escapement of the automatic movement. This historical patented development makes the success of the Manufacture that Frédérique Constant can boast to be today. For this occasion, the newly released Heart Beat Manufacture Pavée, the most luxurious and sparkling ladies timepiece within our Heart Beat collection presents a stainless steel case with a diameter of 41mm and a mother of pearl dial set with not less than 287 pieces of VS Full cut, Top Wesselton diamonds amounting 2,7 cts. The dial with its Arabic numerals let the Heart Beat aperture at 6 o’clock to look up to the escapement of the movement. The second timepiece of the Only Watch 09 trilogy is the Double Heart Beat Chocolate Pavée, which joins the International advertising campaign’s program of Frédérique Constant dedicated to the International Children’s Heart Foundation. In 2007, Frédérique Constant’s new advertising campaign for its ladies Double Heart Beat Watch Collection helped to cure children with heart malfunctions. For each watch sold, Frédérique Constant donated the cost of a life-saving heart scan to the International Children’s Heart Foundation, a medical charity dedicated to providing free pediatric cardiac surgery to needy children throughout the World. This new watch is a luxurious and ultra feminine edition of the iconic Double Heart Beat. With its rounded rose gold case of 34mm diameter, this new chocolate version is set with 1.17 carats of diamonds on the case and on the dial center. The Double Heart Beat aperture at 12 o’clock on the dial let admire the heart’s beating of the automatic movement. The last timepiece of the Only Watch 09 trilogy is the Love Heart Beat, the latest passionately feminine creation of Frédérique Constant, launched in spring 2009, and especially created in solid rose gold for the Only Watch 09. Recently, Ms. ShuQi, famous Taiwanese native movie star, became the new Brand Ambassador for the Greater China. And the new advertising campaign developed with her is in line with the global Frederique Constant Charity Campaign. For each Love Heart Beat watch sold in China, Frédérique Constant will make a donation to “Paint a Smile” Foundation. Paint a Smile's mission is to reduce patient anxiety and make hospitals more cheerful and friendly by permanently turning cold and impersonal environments into colorful and welcoming worlds. With these funds, Paint a Smile will decorate children wards with beautiful paintings in Beijing Children’s Hospital in August 2009. With a diameter of 34mm and a rose gold rounded case set with diamonds, the new “Love Heart Beat” model features a dial with a charming Love aperture, set also with sparkling diamonds amounting in total 1,17 cts, and decorated with a subtle heart-shaped guilloché finishing. The Love opening at 12 o’clock let us discover the escapement of a finely decorated automatic movement, revealing the heart’s beating of the watch. Every details of the “Love Heart Beat” watch have been designed with passion to reflect the values and aspirations of today’s women. A new creative timepiece designed by ladies – for ladies. TECHNICAL INFORMATION Lady Heart Beat Manufacture Automatic Pavee Movement: Manufacture Automatic, Caliber FC-930. Functions: Hours, Minutes, Heart Beat aperture at 6 o’clock Case: Stainless steel, set with 235 full cut H-color diamonds (2.54 ct), diameter 41mm, antireflective convex sapphire crystal, antireflective sapphire crystal case back, case back secured with 6 screws, water-resistant to 3 atm. Each case individually numbered. Unique “Only Watch 09” engraving on the case back Dial: Silvered, FC crest decor in dial centre. Roman numerals set with 52 full cut H-colour diamonds (0.16 ct), black steel hands. Strap: Grey satin strap with water-resistant lining. NEW Ladies « Love Heart Beat » Automatic Case: 18K Rose gold Bezel set with 48 full-cut H colour diamonds Convex sapphire crystal, screw-down see-through case back Water-resistant to 6 ATM Unique “Only Watch 09” engraving on the case back Dial: Hearts “guilloché” decoration Heart Beat Love aperture at twelve o’clock, set with 64 diamonds (0.2ct) Strap: Sweet vanilla Satin strap Water-resistant inner lining Movement: FC-310 automatic caliber Love aperture with “perlage” finishing on the balance’s bridge opening 42-hour power reserve NEW Lady Chocolate Double Heart Beat Automatic Pavee Case: 18K Rose gold Bezel set with 48 full-cut H colour diamonds Convex sapphire crystal, screw-down see-through case back Diameter of 34 mm Water-resistant to 6 ATM Unique “Only Watch 09” engraving on the case back Dial: Chocolate mother of pearl with 8 diamond-set indexes Double Heart Beat aperture at twelve o’clock Pavee centre set with 61 full-cut H colour diamonds Strap: Gourmet chocolate Satin strap Water-resistant inner lining Movement: FC-310 automatic caliber Double Heart Beat aperture with “perlage” finishing on the balance’s bridge opening 42-hour power reserve

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Anwar Korti