To round out the variations of its Vintage Rally Healey lineup, Frederique Constant announced a new limited edition GMT version of the watch. This new release will sit alongside an existing three-hander and a chronograph, both automatics. What’s particularly cool about this GMT novelty is that the module controlling the fourth hand was developed in-house by Frederique Constant.
Design-wise, this watch takes its cues from the existing models in the collection. While it’s not exactly a huge aesthetic innovation, it’s still a clean and handsome design with dial and metal choices to suit most people. There’s one steel version, which comes with a silver dial. There are two rose gold plated versions, one that has a silver dial and another that has a chocolate dial. All dials feature a guilloche pattern in their centers with a date aperture at the 3 o’clock position and a Healey logo marking the dial at 6 o’clock. Applied and luminous hour markers circle the dial outside the guilloche texture, just inside a white ring marking the 24 hours for the GMT hand.
The watches have polished 40mm cases and come on leather rally straps with contrast stitching and pin buckles (black for the silver dial; brown for the chocolate). They’re versatile watches that are all very easy to wear being only 12.5mm thick. Inside these new pieces beats caliber FC-350, a 26-jewel automatic movement with 38 hours power reserve and a GMT complication. While the GMT module is developed in-house, the base caliber (probably an ETA 2824 or a Sellita SW200) is not.
Each of the new Healey GMT 24H are limited to 2,888 pieces and retail for $2,295.