On August 8th-9th, Frédérique Constant was title sponsor of the 42nd Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance and introduced the 2014 limited edition Runabout Chronograph Automatic Collection.

The 42nd Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance Relocated on the Lake’s West Shore at Obexer’s Boat Company featured nearly 100 vintage and classic boat entries from runabouts and racers to unique utility boats and custom built wooden yachts, dating back to pre and post-World War II, including Chris Crafts, Gar Woods, and of course the legendary Rivas.


Frédérique Constant has been proud sponsor of the Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance since 2010. The beautiful classical wooden sportsboats are inspiration for our super successful Runabout watch collection, and exemplify the company’s core challenge to Live Your Passion,” said Frédérique Constant CEO, Peter Stas.

This Swiss luxury brand has partnered with the exclusive collector’s event, the Concours d’Elegance in Lake Tahoe and will award two Runabout timepieces to the winners of the Best in Marque Class and Best in Show category which is spurred on by this purpose.


Mr. Carlo Riva is passionate for design of the sleek, wooden power boats that graced the planet’s finest lakes from 1950. With the aim of locating and aiding in the conservation and restoration of the magnificent Riva boats is founded the Riva Historical Society. Iconic Riva water crafts and the passion that spawned them were saluted by Frédérique Constant who introduces the 2014 limited edition Runabout Chronograph Automatic Collection.

This collection will have 2 different models and 2,888 of each will be produced. Up to the mark ultra-precise FC-393 automatic chronograph movement, offering 28,800 beats per hour, 25 jewels and 46-hour power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds, date and a mechanical chronograph. The Watch is Water Resistant to 50 meters and the feature shows the popular see-through case back, allowing owners to view the internal workings of the movement. The Riva Historical Society flag is etched into the case back glass.


Protected by a diamond-hard convex sapphire crystal the FC-393RM5B4 comes with a 42mm rose gold plated case. Its silver dial, featuring a guilloche decoration in its center. The hour and minute hands are luminous white. A luxurious crococalf leather strap in dark brown with a folding buckle completes the stylish and timeless look of this model. The Arabic numerals are finished in rose gold and hand-applied.

Hand polished stainless steel case with the FC-393RM5B6 comes with lustrous silver dial has the guilloche decoration at the center, while the hand-applied indexes are pearl black Arabic numerals. This model is presented with a deep blue crococalf strap with white stitching and a folding buckle. Textures and styles all combine to give an appearance that is unquestionably modern yet undeniably timeless has combination of colors.

By Mr. Nisarg Sutaria

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