Frédérique Constant Slimline Watches
Frédérique Constant is a Swiss watches manufacturer which is based in Geneva, Switzerland. The luxury watches manufacturer was established in 1988 by a Dutch couple, Peter Stats and Aletta Francoise Frederique Bax. Since the debut, the Frédérique Constant Watchmaking Company has been investing massively on innovation, creating high quality and classical luxury watches which are very affordable.
Amongst the brand’s collections, the line of the Slimline has become an eye of most enthusiasts following their characteristic thin cases and simple designs. Recently, a new Frédérique Constant Slimline has become a talk of many after its introduction at the Baselworld 2019. The prestigious model has joined the brand’s line of automatic watches and it’s defined by a power reserve indicator between 9 and 11 o’clock.
History of Frédérique Constant Slimline
Defined as a brand for affordable luxury, the Frédérique Constant has earned a notable reputation with its timepieces which are timeless, high quality, and reasonably priced. The Swiss watchmaker was founded in 1988 by a Dutch couple, Peter Stats and Aletta Francoise Frederique Bax.
Frédérique Constant is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where it’s believed to be the heart of watchmaking. In proving its dexterous craftsmanship, the luxury watches manufacturer designs its watches by hand which ensures all the watches are of high quality. Essentially, the watches feature a classical exclusive design, including beautiful decorations such as the Perlage and Côtes de Genève pattern on the movements.
Amongst the watch series by Frédérique Constant, the Slimline collection has become a favorite of many following its definitive thin cases and simple designs. Although the exact year of release is not pretty clear, the watch lineup has a couple of series with either the simple or complicated makeup.
To ensure optimal harmony and balance, the Frédérique Constant Slimline watches have either quartz or mechanical movement and are available for both men and women. In case the professional designs are your favorite, the Slimline Classics Automatic is the perfect model for your desires. The prestigious series is considered as the most traditional in the collection and it’s characterized by a distinctive guilloche dial with Roman numerals and ultra-thin “Breguet” hands.
The Frédérique Constant Slimline Classic Automatic comes with either a standard stainless steel or gold-plated casing and an alligator skin strap to enhance the attractiveness. In 2012, the Swiss watchmaker introduced a new version of the Classics under Reference FC-345. The watch still has the classical dial with guilloche pattern at the middle and bold Roman hour indicators. To enhance the attractiveness of the watch even greater, the watch’s designers placed the seconds hand on a sub-dial at six o’clock.
In the year 2013, Frédérique Constant decided to do an advanced upgrading and added the Slimline lineup with a moon phases function at 6 o’clock. Despite the complication upgrade, the new Moonphase watch retained the clean dressier look with its simple and elegance casing. The aperture holding a disk which has a night sky with moon and stars, nevertheless, became the definitive face of the timepiece.
Amongst the brand’s automatic watches, the contemporary Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase runs with a 26-jewel caliber FC-705 self-winding movement which has a 42-hour power reserve.
By 2016, the original Slimline Moonphase was available in several dial color selections, including the chocolate brown, dark blue, and the elegant ivory. At the time, all the versions, though, had the date function set at the aperture with the moon-phase function.
In 2017, Frédérique Constant Watch Company introduced the Slimline Moonphase watch with a new face. The new version has the date and the moon-phase split into two individual counters, with the date at 9 and the moon at 3 o’clock. Technically, the new display came with a different alignment of the movement, thus, requiring a new automatic FC-702 movement which suits its requirements.
Prior to the release of the 2017’s Moon-phase watch, Frédérique Constant has already added the prestigious Slimline collection with a more advanced complication. The watch has the same classic-inspired look but with much sophistication which involves 4 apertures for the perpetual calendar and the moon-phase function.
The Frédérique Constant Slimline Perpetual Calendar watch was introduced at the Baselworld 2016 and under the new parent, Citizen Holdings. Due to its heavy functionality requirements, the watchmaker fitted the new watch with caliber FC-775 movement which offers a 38-hour power reserve. The 26-jewel movement has 191 components and considering the watch’s slim case, a larger mainspring barrel for a higher power reservation couldn’t simply fit.
The Frédérique Constant Slimline Perpetual Calendar watch is available with either stainless steel or gold-plated casing. This ensures your ideal individual liking of a simple, and or striking elegance is served optimally.
Still passionate and committed to exclusive innovation, the Frédérique Constant Watch Company has recently introduced a new Slimline series which has lesser complications.
Branded the Slimline Power Reserve, the modern model has joined the brand’s line of Automatic watches as well, with the housed FC -723 self-winding movement.
To the eyes, the Frédérique Constant Slimline Power Reserve is much like an upgraded FC-345 from 2012 releases. The small dial at 6 o’clock of the main dial has a date function instead of the seconds hand. Also, there’s a power reserve indicator which stretches from 9 to the 10 o’clock marker. In fact, the 50-hour indicator is the distinctive feature of the watch, particularly with the red markings which alert you when the watch is at its critical.
Check out the selections below for more details on the Power Reserve and the rest of Frédérique Constant Slimline watches.