Double Trouble — Frederique Constant X The Avener drop two new LEs

Feel the music, feel the vibe

Frederique Constant’s Highlife collection, which hit centre stage in 2020, is a sleek, sporty and youthful design that’s perfectly pitched at a younger audience. So it makes sense that it’s the Highlife that the brand has chosen to celebrate their musical partner, The Avener — specifically in two limited editions offered in 432 pieces each.

Frederique Constant X The Avener
Frederique Constant X The Avener

Now, 432 might seem like an odd number for an LE, but given that The Avener is one of the leading lights of the electro scene, it makes sense. Because 432Hz is apparently regarded as the perfect frequency, delivering calm and harmony. Of course, the sum total of both these watches is 864, but we’re not too sure about what that represents in acoustics.

We do know that these watches live up to the values of the Highlife. The first is a 39mm steel piece with a blue and black dial representing sound waves as seen on a studio monitor. The shade of blue is specific too; it was used on the cover of The Avener’s first album, a global success boosted by the single Fade Out Lines.

Frederique Constant X The Avener
Frederique Constant X The Avener

The second LE offers more of a nocturnal mood, with a black strap, black DLC case, black dial, luminous black coating, and a date window with a black background. Only the hands and hour markers stand out. Again, there’s a sound wave motif, but here, it’s in a concentric pattern, radiating out from the central pinion.

Frederique Constant X The Avener
Frederique Constant X The Avener

Both watches come with two strap options, which can be changed without tools. The first comes with a steel bracelet and black rubber. The second comes with black rubber and black nubuck options.

Tech Specs

Frederique Constant X The Avener Highlife

Reference: FC-303T A3NH6B
Movement: FC-303 caliber, automatic, 38 hours of power reserve
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case: Steel, 39 x 10.34mm, water-resistant to 100M
Dial: Black dial with matt finishing and blue sonic waves pattern
Strap: Stainless steel bracelet, additional black rubber strap
Price and availability: USD 2295, limited to 432 pieces

Reference: FC-303T A3DNH6
Movement: FC-303 caliber, automatic, 38 hours of power reserve:
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Case: Black DLC-coated steel, 39 x 10.34mm, water-resistant to 100M
Dial: Black dial with matt finishing and printed sonic waves pattern
Strap: Black rubber strap with additional black nubuck strap
Price and availability: USD 2495, limited to 432 pieces

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