Frederique Constant launches Vintage Peking to Paris Rally Limited Edition watch

Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant, the official timekeeper of the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge organised by the Endurance Rally Association, has released a special watch to mark the just-completed event.

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The Peking to Paris event runs for 36 days crossing 15 frontiers and covers more than 13,000 kilometres –  through the greatest land mass between two capital cities and “the biggest wilderness in the world where a car can turn a wheel.”

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It’s some adventure and according to Frederique Constant founder anc chief executive Peter Stas, the partnership is not a simple collaboration, but a “sharing of values and passions for mechanics, for tradition and friendships”.

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And of course the sharing of a watch, in this case a timepiece inspired by the classic cars that took part in the Peking to Paris race.

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The watch is limited to 2888 pieces and presented in a 40mm polished stainless steel case with a silver dial and contrasting burgundy ring. Pearl black Arabic numerals complete the picture, with power from a self-winding calibre beating at 28,000 VPH.

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On the back of the watch, the roadmap and logo of the Peking to Paris rally is reproduced. The timepiece is presented on a dark grey leather strap with red stitching and is delivered in a box that includes an engraved plate with the 2016 Peking to Paris route.

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Our take on the Frederique Constant Peking to Paris watch? Not quite our speed I’m afraid Colonel. But then if we’d taken part in the race it could have made a nice memento.

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