Square watches have not always been popular with men, but around the 1920’s things started to change. Pocket watches were replaced with wristwatches for men and the design of the square shaped case was born, mainly to accommodate the leather strap, but also as a fashion statement. Bringing that same style and statement back with an elegant retro look, Frederique Constant and the Classics Carree Automatic Watch exemplifies the brand philosophy and sophistication.
In recent years, the word «smart» often sounds in the name of various electronic devices. It all started with a phone running on operating systems (smartphone). Swiss conservatives from the world of watches refused to participate in the boom of smart watches - fashion comes and goes, a classic is eternal. Meanwhile, Apple company released its first smart watch: although well-known firm was not a pioneer in this area, but marked the beginning of the popularity of modern smart watches, gave new life to this class. The response from the masters of the Old World was not long to wait - first France and now Switzerland took up the production of smart watches. Frederique Constant manufacture introduced its first smart watch in an elegant body, with a classic dial.
"It all started with my wife Aletta, in the distant 1980s, when we are at leisure, after a long day of work, were drawing different clocks - says Peter Stas, CEO of Frederique Constant. - The adventure really began in 1991, when we received our first order for 350 watches of production: the company Frédérique Constant was born».
Unfortunately, not every watch has to be outstanding. The world hardly needs a daily watches revolution - we quickly will get tired of it. Often enough a time-tested classics from a company that is trusted for a long time. And deservedly so. Swiss watches Frederique Constant – is exactly the same case.
Frederique Constant company would not call the watch collection in honor of the boat without any reason - it is worth noting that the class runabout could be considered extremely graceful ships, using in their manufacture special materials.
Let’s leave boats with crude forms of production and low culture behind, and move forward with Frederique Constant Runabout Automatic 365RM5B4.
When you hear someone describing an amazing automobile, they use words like power, precision, and engineering brilliance, so it should be no surprise that the latest Frederique Constant Healey GMT 24H Collection elicits those same words, with one addition, passion. While motorcars certainly inspired these timepieces with the NOJ393 Healey, and a partnership that has continued for many years, the watch maker certainly brings their own creative and unique blend of these elements to each piece.
There are three watches in this series, each powered by the FC350 Automatic movement, and all featuring a array of functions including but not limited to hours, minutes, seconds, and date. The talented and gifted brand engineers have designed these timepieces so that every feature can be accessed as well as adjusted through the single crown. The main module of course is an in-house design, from conception to manufacturing.
While a relatively new brand, founded in 1988, the accessible pricing, in-house mechanical movement and overall aesthetics of the timepieces have made it popular and valued. The new movement that was added to the manufacturing this year has now provided a higher reputation and a timepiece aficionados are giving the highest accolades. Frederique Constant Moontimer is an amazing addition to their repertoire.
The timepiece features a single-crown adjustment system that sets time, date, and moon-phase. The crown winds the watch in the first position, and then second position sets the date if turned clockwise, and moon-phase counter-clockwise. The third position allows for adjusting the time on the hour and minute hands. The special phase indication uses a very detailed and precise image of the orb, created by a spectacular new technology known as laser ablation.
Since its inception in 1988, the brand has been recognized as a quality manufacturer of well designed timepieces, and one of great value with reasonable pricing. The new Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture is an excellent example of this excellence.
The moon-phase indication, which is designed with a identical image of the moon utilizes a new technology called laser ablation. Offering a single-crown adjustment system the timepiece allows for setting the time, date, and moon-phase. The first position features the crown winding the watch, the second is where the date and moon-phase are set, and the third position is where the time is adjusted for hour and minutes.
There is always something wonderful that happens when the Frederique Constant watch designers collaborate with their Chinese ambassador, ShuQi. Since 2008, these two companies have come up with some of the most unique and beautiful watch designs in the industry. In 2012, the two of them have teamed up once again and are releasing the “Pavee Amour” collection for women. There will only be 888 of these beautiful watches created, so women who love luxury are encouraged to get their orders in as soon as possible. These collaborations always wind up being one of a kind, and this newest line is no exception.
For people who understand what pleasures can exist with a fine watch, there can be nothing more exciting than a fine piece that is getting excellent reviews and which is also relatively affordable. If you are searching for fine timepieces, such as the Swiss Frederique Constant watches, you should know from the start that you will be talking in the 30-100 thousand dollar range. In other words, purchasing this kind of watch should be seen as an investment. You want to make sure that you are getting the style you are attracted to, as well as functionality that fits your needs and expectations. It's okay if making a final decision takes you a little bit of time.