Frédérique Constant’s contribution to Only Watch 2009 is the Heart Beat Trilogy, assembled for the first time in a single, luxurious box that includes a choice of different bracelets. This very feminine Heart Beat Trilogy set is designed by women for women.
Each of the three watches in the Heart Beat Trilogy is special:
– A unique Heart Beat Manufacture Automatic Pavée, the most luxurious and sparkling ladies timepiece within Frédérique Constant’s Heart Beat collection.
– A unique Double Heart Beat Chocolate Pavée, joined to the “International Children’s Heart Foundation.”
– And a unique Love Heart Beat, linked to the “Paint a Smile” Foundation.
Leading up to the auction in Monaco, the Heart Beat Trilogy will be displayed during a worldwide tour:
Shanghai (Park Hyatt): 29 – 31 July
Geneva (Patrizzi & Co): 27 – 29 August
London (Asprey): 3 – 5 September
New York (Tourneau): 10 – 12 September
Milan (Pisa Orologeria): 17 – 18 September
Monaco Yacht Show: 23 – 24 September
Auction: Monaco (Yacht Show) 24 September at 18.00
The first timepiece of the Only Watch 09 trilogy is the Heart Beat Manufacture Automatic Pavée, a feminine, jewelry version of the famous Heart Beat caliber: automatic movement fully designed and constructed in-house, with the dial aperture featuring the escapement. For this occasion, the newly released Heart Beat Manufacture Pavée, has a 41mm stainless steel case and a mother of pearl dial set with 287 VS full cut, Top Wesselton diamonds weighing 2.7 carats.
The second timepiece of the Only Watch 09 trilogy is the Double Heart Beat Chocolate Pavée, which is 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 34mm rounded rose gold case, 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 offers a view of the automatic movement’s heart beating.
The last timepiece of the Only Watch 09 trilogy is the Love Heart Beat, the latest 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 Greater China. 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 the “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 is set with sparkling diamonds totaling 1.17 carats and decorated with a subtle heart-shaped guilloché finishing. The opening at 12 o’clock let us discover the escapement of a finely decorated automatic movement, revealing movement’s heart beat.