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Constant in 2020 debuts two automatic Vintage Rally Healey models . Each 40mm watch is issued as a limited edition of 2,888 ; one is cased in rose-gold plated steel and the second is all steel .
The primary differences between the two models lie in dial colors and case and strap finish .
The rose gold model features a silver-colored dial with a brown seconds flange and applied rose-gold-plated indexes .
The steel-cased edition is a bit sportier , with a true British Racing Green dial framed in a silvery seconds flange and set with applied silver-colored indexes . Both watches are deftly set with luminous material on hands and markers .
British Racing Green has long been associated with the vintage Austin Healey and was last used by Frederique Constant on a chronograph Vintage Rally Healey offering in 2018 .
Both watches are fit with a calfskin strap that has been perforated to enhance air circulation , a feature of many racing watch straps during the early decades of the last century . The strap on the rose-gold-plated model is a bit darker than the strap on the steel edition .
Each watch is powered by a Sellita-based automatic FC-303 caliber with a date window at 3 o ’ clock and a power reserve of 38 hours . On each caseback you ’ ll find an engraving of a Healey 100S NOJ393 , the same car Frederique Constant includes in miniature replica form with each watch . Price : $ 1,895 ( both models ).
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