A Limited Edition Exclusive: the Rose Gold Classic Worldtimer Manufacture
An iconic model from Frederique Constant’s Manufacture, the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture has been given an 18-carat rose gold case for the first time, produced in a limited edition of 88 pieces only. For the occasion, this collector’s timepiece features an exclusive, modern dial for the frequent traveller.
Success is no accident. Achievements made in watchmaking come down to a combination of elements that Frederique Constant has been fine tuning for over 30 years. Element number one: a useful complication. In this regard, the ability to permanently display world time is an undeniable asset for those who travel internationally.
Element number two: ease of use. For an everyday watch, everything has been designed so that the latter and its complication can be adjusted quickly and intuitively, without risk of error.
Element number three: the movement. The part most prized by collectors gains considerable value when stamped “Manufacture”. Frederique Constant, a fully integrated manufacture, has already brought out 29 calibres, all of them developed, produced, assembled and inspected within its workshops.
Finally, element number four: design. The simple, classic and timeless design of a timepiece allows it to stand the test of trends and time. Frederique Constant has been synonymous with Swiss Made elegance from the very beginning.
A Classic that lives up to its name
The new Classic Worldtimer Manufacture illustrates this delicate balance. It was added to the Maison’s collections some 10 years ago. The balance struck between the technical, aesthetic and practical immediately impressed watch enthusiasts from all over the world. In a few short years, the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture has established itself as one of the most important timepieces by Frederique Constant.
A landmark limited edition
The version unveiled today is aimed at discerning collectors. Beyond the balance it embodies, the new Classic Worldtimer Manufacture stands out for its 18-carat rose gold case, with no more than 88 limited edition timepieces on offer. Such preciousness is rare at Frederique Constant. Incidentally, this is the first time in the history of the Manufacture that such a case has been offered for this timepiece.
A sophisticated look
For this latest version, Frederique Constant has opted for an intense blue dial reminiscent of the ocean and in keeping with the distinguished rose gold case. The continents emerge from the dial in relief, their anthracite grey outlines carved with the greatest precision.
The date counter at 6 o’clock is decorated with a sunray guilloché pattern, a traditional finish in Fine Watchmaking. Hovering over it are four hands coordinating with the rose gold; the hour and minute hands and index hour markers are tinged with luminescent material to make them easier to read in low light.
Around this miniature world map unfolds the Worldtimer flange, indicating the 24 world time zones and their 24 principal cities. To ensure the dial can be easily read, the 12 daytime hours appear in red, while the 12 night-time hours appear in grey.
Carefully preserved DNA
The ease of setting and using Frederique Constant timepieces is intrinsic to the Brand. All the features of the Classic Worldtimer Manufacture can be adjusted using the crown, (hours, minutes, date, Worldtimer) eliminating the need for push buttons that could detract from its sleek 42 mm case.
As for all Frederique Constant Manufacture collection timepieces, the FC-718 movement in the new Classic Worldtimer Manufacture has been decorated with fine perlage decoration visible through a sapphire crystal caseback that is guaranteed water-resistant to 3 ATM. The informed observer will admire the blued screws in the movement and the rose gold-plated hollowed-out oscillating weight adorned with vertical satin-finishing and “Frederique Constant Manufacture” engraving.
Frederique Constant is proud to introduce its latest connected watch, the Smartwatch Vitality, bursting with technology and featuring a digital dial revealed on demand. In addition to the features that were key to the success of its predecessors, the Smartwatch Vitality embraces a major innovation in the form of a new generation, integrated sensor developed by Philips Wearable Sensing, which can measure the heart rate directly from the wrist.
Back in 2015, Frederique Constant unveiled its Horological Smartwatch. More than a new timepiece, it created a new segment within the watchmaking industry. For the very first time, a Swiss manufacture had designed, developed and assembled a watch with a classic Swiss Made aesthetic (analogue dial and hands) endowed with onboard intelligence, and powered by a quartz movement supported by a connected module with two years of autonomy.
The Horological Smartwatch was followed by two other developments: the Horological Smartwatch Notify (2016) – based on the same principle, with additional notifications for calls and messages – and the Classic Hybrid Manufacture (2018), the first model to combine a Manufacture movement with intelligent functionalities. Today marks a new chapter in this great saga: the Smartwatch Vitality.
A long tradition of innovation
As with previous iterations, the Smartwatch Vitality represents a major breakthrough, in line with the continuous innovation championed by Frederique Constant. And yet, at first glance, none of this is visible; once again, the Manufacture has committed itself to a classically elegant and timeless looking watch, but one that harbours the ultimate connected technology… without giving anything away.
One dial, two displays; the best of both worlds
The Smartwatch Vitality has a dial with two faces – a first at Frederique Constant. The first is characterised by Roman numerals and hand-polished hour and minute hands… chic and contemporary classicism for those who appreciate sophisticated timepieces with a refined look.
When pressing the crown, the dial reveals a digital display on its lower part that allows the user to access numerous information like the heart rate, the activity tracker, a second time zone and even the last five messages from your favourite apps, among other things. The dial lets the light of the digital screen placed behind it, shine through. The latter displays connected functionalities – itself connected to the watch’s microprocessor.
Since the Smartwatch Vitality model is connected to the Frederique Constant Smartwatch App (available for iOS and Android), all the functionalities of the watch may be configured directly via the application. The user can choose to display all the timepiece’s connected functions on the screen or configure a selection of information only. For an even more personalized usage, the order in which the information can be passed can also be determined.
To move from one function to another, all the user needs to do is push the crown: simple, intuitive, immediate. As soon as the latter has taken note of the desired information, the digital screen returns to standby mode and is once more invisible to the eye. The Smartwatch Vitality then regains its classic and elegant appearance in an instant.
A real technological leap
The Smartwatch Vitality benefits from technological advances made by the Manufacture over the past five years. It is powered by the FC-287 calibre (men’s models) and FC-286 calibre (ladies’ models). Once again, Frederique Constant is leveraging quartz technology for the user’s benefit.
The battery of the Smartwatch Vitality is rechargeable and lasts up to 7 days for the ladies’ models and 11 days for the men’s models, depending on the usage. What is more, advances in miniaturisation allowed the 36 mm diameter ladies’ model to offer the same functionality as the 42 mm model.
An array of intelligent features
The new Smartwatch Vitality has a wide variety of intelligent features, which details, and objectives, can be defined via the App directly. Some of them have been inherited from their predecessors – in development since 2015:
- Activity tracking: number of steps, calories burned, distance covered.
- Dynamic coach: personalised guidance to help the user stay in shape, based on the activity tracker, sleep tracker and the goals that have been defined.
- Get-active alerts: physical activity reminder after a certain period of inactivity.
- Sleep monitoring: sleep cycle analysis: deep sleep, light sleep and time spent awake.
- Smart sleep alarms: alarm based on sleep cycle analysis, to wake the user at the optimal time.
- Worldtimer / Second time zone
- Always on-time: the time and date automatically synchronises with the smartphone’s information to which the watch is connected.
- Call notification
- Message notification
In 2020, these features are joined by various new functions:
- Workout: measures the user’s pulse when taking exercise. Once the function activated, the heart rate is measured every 10 seconds. Statistics from the training session can then be viewed in detail via the app.
- Chronograph: can now be activated and stopped simply by pressing on the watch glass. While training, the digital dial display will automatically switch to the minutes and seconds countdown timer. To ensure that this countdown remains easy to read even in strong light (common outdoors), the minute hand will also show the passing of the seconds.
- Heart rate monitoring: the Smartwatch Vitality is equipped with a new-generation sensor, developed by experts in the field, Philips Wearable Sensing. Thanks to the integration of the optical heart rate measurement, the pulse can now be taken from the wrist roughly every minute for greater accuracy. This new built-in sensor also provides information on physical activity and training performance. It can be active day and night, its algorithm also using the brightness index.
- Heart rate notifications: in the event that the user’s heart rate drops too low or climbs too high, a vibration and a visual alert will be emitted by the watch, which can be turned into an alarm if the problem persists.
- Breathing exercise: offers a series of breathing exercises to reduce stress and regulate the user’s breathing.
- Messages review: after selecting the apps the user wants to receive notifications from, they will be able to view the last 5 messages received (chronologically) on their watch dial. Apps may include: Mail, Messages, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, WeChat, Viber, Uber, KakaoTalk, Pinterest and Spotify.
- Weather: maximum and minimum local temperatures displayed instantly on the dial.
To optimise these features’ efficiency and provide the user with as much information as possible, everything is gathered, analysed and consolidated within the app.
A complete collection now available
True to its tradition, Frederique Constant offers a complete collection of Smartwatch Vitality timepieces, including four men’s models and four ladies’ models. The former combines a 42 mm stainless-steel case with a black rubber strap or a steel bracelet, complemented with a rose gold-plated version. Discreet and understated, the Smartwatch Vitality for men comes with a blue, grey or black dial.
The four ladies’ models are shaped in a 36 mm polished stainless-steel, rose gold-plated or two-tone gold/steel case. The women’s designs combine elegance and grace with a floral pattern spread over the dial, around which eight-hour markers are set with diamonds.
In terms of straps, Frederique Constant wanted to give customers plenty to choose from. Each of the ladies’ models comes with a leather strap or steel bracelet, but can equally be accessorised with a range of five other stylish and sporty rubber straps. Match your Smartwatch Vitality to your mood with straps in colours such as purple, white, pink, red and grey, sold separately.
The Vintage Rally “Healey” limited editions have worked their way into the affections of classic car enthusiasts on account of their constancy. They were created as a result of a partnership between the Frederique Constant Manufacture and the Austin-Healey car brand. Established in 2004, the bond has never been broken; seventeen years of allegiance and fellowship between watchmaking and mechanics, punctuated by rallies, meetings, races and a shared passion for retro design.
A very long-awaited return
The previous edition of the Vintage Rally Healey Automatic dates back to 2018. Now it’s back in the spotlight, thanks to two new three-hand models with date. Putting its tradition of sporty chronographs on hold, Frederique Constant has given the Vintage Rally Healey Automatic a more urban design. Designed for the gentlemen drivers who also appreciate a getaway away from the paddocks, this timepiece allows to casually enjoy a new design imbued with retro charm.
The understated charm of rose gold
Stylish and timeless, the first model features a 40 mm rose gold-plated case that coordinates with the index hour markers and hands. For optimum legibility, they are all enhanced by a luminous treatment, ensuring the time can be made out even at night. The flange counts down the minutes against a chocolate coloured background that matches the calfskin strap. Collectors are sure to appreciate the perforated strap, recalling those of the legendary rally watches in the first half of the 20th century, and underscoring the neo-vintage quality of the piece.
The legend of “British racing green”
The second version’s entire dial is adorned with the legendary deep, bold green colour of the Healey company. A study in contrast and a return to the roots of one of the most iconic rally car colours, “British racing green” has long been associated with the Vintage Austin Healeys that are especially desirable among collectors now.
This rendering by Frederique Constant is sleek and stylish. While the last time this “British racing green” was used was on a chronograph model from 2018, the revival of this shade on a three-hand model enables the wearer to subtly show off their love of vintage cars without compromising the timeless elegance of a more urban timepiece, complete with legendary perforated brown calfskin strap.
Limited edition collector’s item
Each of the models features an automatic FC-303 calibre with a date window at 3 o’clock and a power reserve of 38 hours.
The backgrounds of these two new models have been engraved with a Healey being driven at full throttle; the famous Healey 100S NOJ393 was purchased by a collector for £155 in 1969 and sold for nearly €1 million in December 2011. Underneath is the individual serial number for each piece, strictly limited to 2,888 units, which comes in a collector’s gift set complete with miniature replica of the NOJ393.
A Frederique Constant signature timepiece, the Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown made its return to the watchmaking scene in 2019. It joined the Maison’s collections as early as 1997 at the instigation of its co-founder Peter Stas, who is passionate about sailing and the open sea himself.
A fresh take on sailing in watchmaking
Frederique Constant’s Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown offers a technical complication popular with fans of yachting and regattas: the countdown to the start of the race. Its classically stylish new look is the epitome of luxury sports chic, designed for regattas and relaxed pontoon times alike.
Housed in an elegant 42 mm polished stainless-steel case, the new Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown presents an anthracite grey dial, playing on the colour harmony. Inspired by the most stunning examples of traditional luxury watchmaking, this new dial features a guilloché decoration. This age-old finish affords the light a regular pattern, where it can dance, stretch out and be reflected, like waves and swells, presenting an ever-changing appearance depending on the viewing angle. To complement this elegant symphony of tones, this new version comes with a matching stainless-steel strap made up of alternating polished and satin finished links, fastened with a folding buckle.
Within the case is the automatic FC-380 calibre. Beating at a frequency of 28,800 vph, it has a power reserve of 48 hours and is guaranteed water-resistant to 10 ATM (100 metres).
Ingenuity and simplicity
The dial is embellished with broad hour and minute hands enhanced by a luminous treatment and complemented by an orange hand that accentuates the sporty look. At 12 o’clock, it sits precisely in the centre of a luminescent double index hour marker. Under the latter are the five openings that form the Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown’s central complication: the countdown.
Located at the top of the dial, each dot represents 1 minute. Pressing the button at the top starts the first countdown, gradually turning all the dots from grey to white. When all 5 dots are white, 5 minutes have passed.
The second countdown, the final 5 minutes before the starting signal, then begins automatically. This time, the 5 dots gradually turn orange. When the 5th and final dot has turned orange and the seconds hand is at 12 o’clock, the regatta is officially underway.
Consistent with its positioning, the new Yacht Timer Regatta Countdown costs the same as the two-tone model already in the collection: €3,495 (recommended retail price). Available with a rubber strap at no extra charge for an even sportier look.
Less than a year ago, the Frederique Constant manufacture unveiled an all-new collection, the Classics Quartz Ladies. Embodying the essence of Frederique Constant, the collection made a real impact in the space of a few short months, offering affordable Swiss Made luxury with impeccable attention to detail. The Classics Quartz Ladies timepieces epitomise subtle and feminine everyday elegance and make classically stylish and very competitively priced gifts for yourself or someone special.
This year will see the collection continue to evolve in response to demand for even more luxurious models. The aim? To provide options for evening wear, special occasions, or those who simply want something more showy.
The fully set bezel
Of the four new models designed by the manufacture, three are stone set. Still just 36 mm in diameter, the bezels are now richly adorned with 40 diamonds.
Their delicate sparkle is revealed on two new variations of dial. The first features a mother-of-pearl chapter-ring, the centre of which is decorated with the Côtes de Genève motif, serving as a discreet reminder of the canton where the Frederique Constant manufacture is located (2,395 euros).
The second dial is navy blue and provides the Classics Quartz Ladies with an attractive blue/white contrast effect, evoking the light of day and the dark of night. The timepiece is available with a steel bracelet (2,395 euros) or a calf leather strap (2,295 euros).
So as to produce the most striking effect, only the watch with a blue dial features hand-polished steel hands, while the watch with a mother-of-pearl dial is finished with black steel hands. Reversing the colour combination ensures the hours and minutes are easy to read on each model, both of which feature a date window at 6 o’clock. Each timepiece is powered by a Frederique Constant quartz movement, ensuring perfect daily timekeeping for almost four years (45 months).
Black & gold, a bold but stylish mix
The fourth and final model incorporates some bolder contrasts. The rose gold-plated case sets off the deep black dial with its Roman numerals and white steel hands beautifully. Available with a black calf leather strap, this new Classics Quartz Ladies watch exudes serious modern elegance, for those who want a sophisticated look without compromise, or breaking the bank (895 euros).
Frederique Constant boutique opening in Qatar
Following an overwhelming success in the Middle East, Frederique Constant, the Swiss watch manufacturer is pleased to announce the opening of its first worldwide mono-brand boutique in Doha, Qatar.
In the honouring presence of Mr. Edgar Doerig, ambassador of Switzerland, Mr. Mohamed Al Jaber, CEO of Al Jaber Watches and Niels Eggerding, Managing Director of Frederique Constant, about 100 guests have discovered the 80 sqm new brand’s space and the specific limited editions of Manufacture models created for the occasion in a festive atmosphere.
The Frederique Constant boutique, located in the Festival City Mall of Doha – 1st floor, gate #3, centre court #3 – brings an oasis of luxury and showcases the latest collections from the innovative Geneva watch brand in a completely new boutique concept. With a full range of design styles – from ultra-classic to contemporary – the boutique services the needs of the customers’ expectations. The Frederique Constant brand universe and timepieces are displayed in exclusive showcases, highlighting the brand’s values and expertise within a luxury atmosphere.
“We are thrilled to open our first mono-brand boutique in Qatar which is also the brand’s first boutique worldwide displaying our new concept” said Niels Eggerding, Frederique Constant’s managing director. “With an extended and specific collection, a VIP area for a unique experience, qualified and personalised advice on the brand and its timepieces, the Frederique Constant boutique is a great destination for our customers in Qatar.”
Limited editions for the boutique
Not less than three exclusive Manufacture models have been created for the occasion. If you visit the boutique, you will be able to admire a Classic Worldtimer Manufacture and a Classic Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture offering a unique dial design with the maroon colour of Qatar’s flag. The third limited edition is a Classic Moonphase Manufacture offering a FC-712 in-house calibre, featuring hours, minutes, date counter and moon phase display with a specific salmon colour dial and black printed Arabian numeral indexes.
All three models are produced in a very limited series and exclusively available in the Frederique Constant boutique in Doha.
Two New Stylish, Sporty Variations on One of the Cult Designs by Frederique Constant
2017, 2018, 2020 – Now, for the third time, and in response to demand from collectors, Frederique Constant presents two new variations on its Flyback Chronograph Manufacture collection. This timepiece, destined for the discerning chronograph enthusiast, was developed, manufactured and assembled in its entirety in-house at the Geneva manufacture. The individuality and intricacy of the collection make it highly desirable among lovers of the chronograph.
A History Rooted in the Origins of the Flyback Chronograph
The flyback was one of the first features to be added to the chronograph during the 1930s. A straightforward concept, it allows the chronograph to be stopped, reset and restarted with a single press of the push-piece, rather than three successive presses.
And yet this ingenious idea, which comes into its own when timing successive races at sporting events, is underpinned by a truly sophisticated mechanism. While the chronograph’s stop, reset and restart functions were originally controlled by pressing two push-pieces in sequence, in flyback mode, a single press of the push-piece engages all three operations simultaneously.
Six Years in Development, a Brand New Flyback Design
The conventional flyback mechanism is based on a set of several column wheels that act as a system of clutches. The FC-760 calibre that operates the Flyback Chronograph Manufacture dispenses with this complexity, replacing the standard column wheel with a star-shaped wheel. This results in a thinner movement with fewer parts and operations. The FC-760 calibre from Frederique Constant is simpler, smoother and more reliable.
Pressing the pusher at 4 o’clock declutches the chronograph’s movement and resets it. Once the pusher is released, the movement and the chronograph re-engage and the chronograph restarts. No fewer than 6 years of development were required to attain this degree of sophistication. The FC-760 calibre, which can be admired through the new collection’s sapphire crystal, is also more aesthetically pleasing. The flyback module accounts for just 96 of the entire movement’s 233 parts, making it one of the most efficient flyback modules in the world, as well as one of the most affordable, thanks to its ingenious, patented construction. As a result, prices for the new Flyback Chronograph Manufacture start at 3,895 euros.
Two Colour Options, Two New Variations
These days, half of all chronographs are gold, a colour that already features heavily in this collection. In response to demand from collectors, Frederique Constant can today unveil two new options, both featuring two-tone styling with silvered counters. In a first for this model, the counters and the face are different colours. This novel contrast improves legibility and gives the chronograph a sportier feel.
In the first version, the three counters are set against a chocolate-coloured dial with a 42-mm rose-gold case. The second features a blue dial with a stainless-steel case. Contemporary and dynamic, these new Flyback Chronograph Manufactures have baton indices and luminous hands, as well as an alligator strap with deployment clasp stamped with the Frederique Constant logo.
Frederique Constant is today unveiling five new round models in its Classics Art Déco collection. A return to the basics, both contemporary and classic, for a collection created 13 years ago and whose success is attested on the wrist of the modern woman.
Art Déco? An artistic movement formed in the 1910s, and which reached its pinnacle in the 1920s. Thus, exactly a century later, Frederique Constant’s eponymous collection now has a brand-new interpretation: The Classics Art Déco Round.
This new, 100% feminine model builds on over 10 years of watchmaking and stylistic achievements. Frederique Constant created the “Classics Art Déco” range in 2007. Going against the fashion grain, it already showed the family house’s spirit of total independence: although the trend was towards “oversize” and mixed watches, Frederique Constant sought a timeless classicism, with a delicate and elegant collection. It was followed in 2013 by a daring oval variation, an assertive and distinguished silhouette still in the collection.
The Culmination of a Style
Today, the round form is offered for the first time in the “Classics Art Déco” collection. Long awaited by collectors and fans of fine watchmaking, it is the result of a thinking process of over ten years about the design, femininity and subtleness. Very often seen as the starting point of watch collections, the perfect circle is, for Frederique Constant, a carefully considered style culmination.
The new Classics Art Déco Round line has appropriated the classic look of its elders while asserting itself as a timepiece of the age. Resolutely modern, the watch is above all feminine, with a very delicate casing, of harmonious proportions and considerable finesse, showing off to perfection the elegance of the wrists that it will adorn. For this purpose, the casing has also been slightly curved to perfectly fit the contour of the wrist.
A Large Range of Finishes
Careful consideration has been given to the finishes of this new range with minute attention to detail. The casing, for example, of a delicate diameter of only 30 mm, has been grooved on its middle, in accordance with the strict standards of luxury watchmaking. On the dial, the hours and minutes are shown by needles, hand refined and polished in the so-called “cored apple” style imposed by Breguet over 200 years ago. They glide over a dial guilloché from its centre outwards which diffuses the light towards the hours expressed in Roman numerals.
Three of the five available models combine this guilloché sun with a mother-of-pearl outer dial whose soft reflections will animate a watch case in a steel or rose gold finish.
Each dial comes with its own strap available in either steel, steel / plated rose gold or blue satin, with a soft and silky feel. These two models complete their hint of glamour with a discreet mounting of 9 diamonds set into each horn, in addition to the cabochon in the crown of each model. Designed for the everyday dress of modern, distinguished women, these models available from only 850 euros have a Frederique Constant quartz movement, offering 6 years of operation.
Square-shaped timepieces have always held a special place in the history of watchmaking and remained the ideal classic dress watch until nowadays.
Chic and avant-garde, these two new Frederique Constant models are presented in two versions.
Firstly, a bi-colour stainless steel bearing a silver dial with a guilloché decoration and printed Roman numerals. The second piece comes in an elegant polished stainless-steel case decorated with a 34 diamonds setting on the sides and a white mother-of-pearl dial with printed roman numerals and a navy blue shiny croco calf leather strap.
Both timepieces are powered by an FC-200 quartz calibre displaying hours and minutes.
Frederique Constant reinforces its position as a classic brand by reviving such an iconic shape all the while adding delicate features that make it a true Frederique Constant feminine watch.
Frederique Constant introduces a new dark grey Classic Worldtimer Manufacture variation. The Worldtimer timepiece is a must-have for many watch aficionados allowing them to keep track of time everywhere in the world at once.
After the first Frederique Constant Worldtimer launch in 2012, the watch stood proudly as one of the brand’s best-selling Manufacture watches. Since then, the Worldtimer has come in a range of 11 models featuring a wide colour palette.
In 2019, yet another colour variation of this elegant and sophisticated traveling watch is unveiled: a dark grey design of the world map finely etched onto to the dial and the twenty-four cities on its outer rim make one wish for globe-trotting.
The date by hand at 6 o’clock makes the perfect addition to the Worldtimer function and further enhances the aesthetic of the watch. The indexes on each hour add to the dial’s readability, offering additional comfort when glancing at the time.
The new Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture comes in two models featuring a 42mm case in rose-gold-plated stainless steel or in stainless steel both limited to 718 pieces each.
The FC-718 caliber is an extraordinary piece of machinery; not only is it in-house designed, developed and produced, but its Worldtimer functions as well as the date are all adjustable via the crown, with no additional push-buttons. To easily set the watch, one must choose between three settings; the first lets the user wind the watch by turning the crown upwards; the second allows to set the date and city by turning the crown upwards and downwards respectively; and the third position enables the user to set the time by turning the crown downwards.
The timepiece displays two separate discs, one featuring a 24h day-night indicator and a second one with the twenty-four cities. As a Manufacture movement, the FC-718 caliber is decorated with Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève and holds a 42-hour power reserve. The dark grey timepiece is complete with a dark grey alligator leather strap with white stitches.
Ladies Classics Quartz watches
Frederique Constant presents three trendy timepieces within its entry price Classics collection.
Despite the time being easily available wherever you look either on your phone or computer most people feel naked and incomplete without a watch on their wrist. Watchmaking today is more than just telling time, it is about making a statement: each person wearing a watch is conveying a message, a style of choice. The new Ladies Classics Quartz watches combine traditional style, functionality and beauty.
From Classic to Contemporary
The new case has been adapted to a 36mm, feminine size, adding new aesthetics and edginess to the Ladies quartz timepieces. The watch is powered by the FC-220 quartz caliber, is water-resistant up to 50 metres and each model is distinguished by a silver colour dial with guilloché decoration, black printed roman numeral indexes, hand-polished black hands and a date window at 6 o’clock.
A simple uncluttered dial offers a timeless look, focusing on the essence of the watch and showing the time in hours and minutes.
Available in full stainless-steel or with a blue croco calf leather bracelet, the wearer could also choose the rose gold-plated case combined with an elegant black croco calf leather strap.
Frederique Constant will keep on promoting its mission to Make more people enjoy luxury adding a new touch of class.
Meteorite Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture timepiece
Frederique Constant launches one unique edition of its successful Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture watch in 18K rose gold featuring a blue tint Meteorite skeleton dial with a heartbeat opening at 6 o’clock, offering its wearer a precious glance at the watch’s complex mechanics.
eThe Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture timepiece embodies the founders’ visionary quest to render Swiss watchmaking savoir-faire and innovation more accessible.
In 2004, after a few years of research and development, Frederique Constant introduced its first in-house patented manufacture movement: the award-winning Heart Beat Manufacture Calibre. Four years later, the brand unveiled its first in-house manufacture Tourbillon, one of the industry’s most intricate complication based on the Heart Beat Manufacture calibre.
Later in 2016, to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of the Frederique Constant manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, another grande complication was created: the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch, paving the way for a new generation of Swiss Made complicated watches at an accessible price tag and becoming a beacon of the brand’s know-how and expertise.
Aiming to provide ultimate precision, the in-house automatic FC-975 movement is equipped with a silicium escapement wheel and anchor. This specific material counters problems caused by the effect of the earth’s gravity when the movement is in a vertical position and is resistant to temperature change.
This grand complication also bears a smart weight balance wheel and a delicate and even Tourbillon cage. Frederique Constant patented its Tourbillon cage composed of 80 components all produced with a precision of 1-2 micron (0.001-0.002 mm) thanks to its CNC machines. In order to achieve the highest degree of precision, small weights are added in the Tourbillon’s cage to obtain a perfect balance. When the Tourbillon is constructed, the cage’s stability is slightly off, as the escapement wheel and anchor are decentred. Frederique Constant added a “smart screw” system on the outer edge of the Tourbillon to equalize the weight and deliver a perfect balance within the cage, resulting in a more stable amplitude and rate.