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Frederique Constant Classics Slimline Automatic
by Kyle Stults on September 22, 2014
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Frederique Consant Classics Slimline Automatic Collection

Last week was a big week for high-end watches here at Perpetuelle.  We featured numerous incredible pieces, including the first openworked dial from FP Journe, an insanely gorgeous (and ultra-exclusive) cloissoné enamel dial from Laurent Ferrier, some cloissoné dialed watches by Ulysse Nardin, a hands-on review of the RL67 tourbillon by Ralph Lauren, and yes even a one-of-a-kind solid gold “007 Goldfinger” Omega.  But let’s be real — these are rare and expensive watches that most can only dream of owning, let alone seeing in person.

So to start things off this week I’m going share with you a pair of new pieces from Frederique Constant, a brand known for delivering lots of watch for the money.
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Frederique Constant Worldtimer Collection
by Kyle Stults on October 18, 2012
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Last month, Geneva-based Frederique Constant unveiled its new Worldtimer Manufacture collection, with two references.  These are some great looking pieces and of course they are affordable  — both elements as we have come to expect from Frederique Constant.  More than this though, there’s also some mechanical genius to the new Worldtimer Manufacture, and it lies in the simplicity of use of the watch — all functions are handled by using the crown!  Not even Girard-Perregaux and its renowned ww.tc world timers can boast of this :-)   Let’s take a closer look, below.
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Frédérique Constant Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture
by Kyle Stults on September 19, 2012
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Today we have a splendid new tourbillon watch with silicon escapement at a price point of right around $35,000 (give or take a couple grand depending on your choice of case metal).    A tourbillon at $35,000?  Must be from China, right?  Nope, far from it.  This compelling watch comes from none other than Geneve-based Frederique Constant.

 

Given that the price point for a tourbillon watch easily runs into the six-figures for most brands who produce such a watch, these pieces from Frederique Constant certainly stand out.  And as you can see, this new Slimline Manufacture Tourbillon is a pretty good looking watch.  Let’s take a closer look.
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Frederique Constant Runabout “Venice” Watch
by Kyle Stults on May 22, 2012
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Geneva-based Frederique Constant introduces the ‘Venice Editions’ of the Runabout, consisting of a Chronograph version and a Three-hand Automatic with date.  Both timepieces feature a stainless steel case and a silvered dial with applied, rose gold plated Arabic indexes.   I’m only showing here my favorite of the two, the basic 3-hander.  The case is paired with a complimenting light brown strap with off-white stitching.  On the plus side, I’ve always liked the graceful lines of Frederique Constant’s Runabout case.  As well, this watch comes with a very neat display box which includes a miniature model of a “runabout” boat.  The one quibble I have on this piece is “radial flip” of the Arabic numerals.  That is, the numerals on the lower half of the dial have been “flipped” so the bottoms of the numerals face the periphery of the dial.   This is purely a matter of opinion, but I’ve always found it less appealing than the alternative.  Even so, this would make for a nice, classic dress watch in any collection.

Frederique Constant Runabout “Venice” Editions

Limited numbered edition 1888 pieces each model

43mm polished steel case, automatic mechanical Swiss movement

Ed’s Note:  The brand featured herein is an advertiser on Perpetuelle.com as of the date of publication of this blog post