Last week I was contacted by Philipp Budiman, a self professed “true watch nerd” and the founder of Montredo.com (available in German, English, French, Chinese and Korean). Philipp wanted to share with me his new “Meet the manufacturer” video series, the first of which featured Swiss manufacture Frederique Constant. I get a lot of content pitches, most of which turn out to be more a marketing piece than something truly interesting for watch enthusiasts. And I’d never heard of Montredo — which Budiman bills as Germany’s leading online retailer for luxury watches. But I do enjoy meeting new people and making new friends around the watch world (especially confessed watch nerds) , so I took a look. And I must say that this particular video by Montredo is very well produced, a neat look into the heart of Frederique Constant. It features CEO Peter Stas himself, along with Master Watchmaker Pim Koeslag who runs the Ateliers de Monaco brand which is part of the brand family (along with Alpina). And of course, lots of beautiful watches.
It’s no secret to Perpetuelle readers that I am a admirer of Frederique Constant, not only for making beautiful watches but also for having an unending mission to provide great value for the money (like a manufacture caliber for under $5k). As I have discussed often over the years, Frederique Constant offers some of the best watches money can buy today, relative to the price. Frederique Constant is the epitome of “accessible luxury” as I see it, filling an important part of the luxury watchmaking segment. This also just so happens to be the mission of the brand — so says Founder and CEO Peter Stas himself, as you will see in the video. Enjoy!