Frederique Constant is a brand that stands on the philosophy that luxury timepieces should also be affordable. Exceptional watches that bring value and quality are the heart of the brand and each timepiece engineered to the highest standard. The classic watches are the foundation for the brand, clean lines, reliability, and precision. While the brand is fairly new to the horological world in comparison to other Swiss watch makers, the exceptional skills, finest materials, and advanced production techniques are among the best. So certainly exquisite timepieces can be affordable, and still be outstanding. The brand wanted more of that option for the luxury Swiss market, despite the stigma that Swiss brands like prices high and closed supplies. Certainly anyone looking for a classic styled Swiss timepiece, but want a reasonable price, this is a excellent choice.
A Classic Tradition
One of the interesting facts of the Frederique Constant brand is that it was founded by Aletta and Peter Stas, a husband and wife team. The company name was created from their middle names, and those were given to them based on their great-grandparents names. One of the great-grandparents was a timepiece dial maker dating back to 1904, so watch craftsmanship is rooted deep in their history. The tradition of this brand is clearly visible in the classic collections and their goals. The brand provides many good options for those wanting a luxury watch, many of these are quartz but there are also some automatic movements as well. The majority of the automatic movements are made in house and designed to accomplish all the brand goals.
A Constant Classic
The Frederique Constant Classics both quartz and automatic sacrifice nothing in terms of quality and reliability. The Classics Index is an automatic, but shows minimalistic details while still capturing beauty and skill. It showcases the 40mm polished stainless steel or rose gold plated case, the intricate guilloche decorated silver-colored dial with applied Roman numeral indexes and includes a date display at 3 o’clock. One of the true marks of this brand is the depth and personality of each of the Classics watches. From just a beautiful timepiece to a time zone watch that can fill every need. Some are quite busy in the design, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Styles that are simple, some that are stunning, simplicity can be clean like an all stainless steel model, with jubilee bracelet, a black dial and Roman numerals featuring diamond cut hands. Nothing says elegance like this masterpiece. There are sporty versions as well, so something for everyone and at a price that certainly can fit any pocketbook.