Frederique Constant Manufacture
The Manufacture collection represents the premium series of the Frédérique Constant brand and offers the most diverse variants. In addition to a pocket watch, the collection includes wristwatches in rose gold plating and stainless steel, which are equipped with various functions. Even a traditional date display as a window display was abandoned in favor of a pointer display. This technical specification also underlines the special nature of this collection and highlights its uniqueness.
Currently available Frederique Constant Manufacture watches
Available in sizes between 40 and 43 mm in diameter, the watches offer good readability. Made in silver and rose gold, they make different statements without being flashy or kitschy. The plain silver case is more suitable for work, whereas the elegance of the rose gold one speaks to evening events such as the opera. The exclusivity is underlined by limited editions of individual models. The top model is the Tourbillon, which features an 18-carat gold-plated bezel on a stainless steel case and is limited to 188 pieces. The case is rounded off by a transparent back, which allows a view of the heart of the watch.
Entirely designed and manufactured in the watch atelier in Geneva, the Manufacture's watches and movements are a symbol of first-class craftsmanship. The special automatic movements with power reserves between 38 and 48 hours offer precision and perfection at the same time. Some movements, in addition to the regular movement, also drive a perpetual calendar, which is usually found only in the highest price categories. With these movements, a simple motion is all that is needed to power them. With good care and regular use, the movements last almost forever and no longer require the hassle of changing batteries. The designs are completed by built-in moon phases.
Greatest differences are also available in the dials. In addition to a world map as a background (Worldtimer) or even Chinese characters (Zodiac), the classic dials are also available in a wide variety of colors, from navy blue to brown. Sterile lines, Roman or Arabic numerals underline the different styles of the dials. They are rounded off by handmade, blue, gold or silver hands. Once again, there are differences between classic openwork and modern plain, giving each watch its own unique design. A lasting clear view is ensured by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Convex shaped, it resists most adversities and stays beautiful for a long time.
Robust leather or stainless steel bracelets complete the concept of each watch. This detail also reflects the high-quality products of the Frédérique Constant brand, as the leather straps are made of either calfskin or crocodile leather. This makes them particularly supple and durable. The multi-link stainless steel bracelet comes highly polished and represents a high wearing comfort.
Frédérique Constant combines classic elements with technical innovations. The premium Manufacture collection impresses with its elaborate guilloché work, fine details and carefully selected materials. This combination results in a unique series aimed at lovers of luxurious watches. With some limited editions, the models also appeal to collectors and offer a stable value investment for years to come. Each watch represents a masterpiece of design and perfection in itself.