Frédérique Constant : A new collection with nine lives

Classics Art Déco Oval

Cases :  steel, yellow gold-plated steel and steel set with 78 diamonds, convex sapphire crystals Dimension : 30 x 25 mm Movements : FC-200, quartz Functions :  hours, minutes Dials : silver-toned with central guilloché motif, Arabic numerals on one version, Roman numerals and mother-of-pearl inlays on the other Bracelets : yellow gold-plated steel and steel Water resistance : 10 m

Frédérique Constant launches Classics Art Déco Oval, a feminine collection comprising nine models radiating a distinctively retro charm. Created in the 1920s style, the watches feature oval cases with fluted casebands and mirror-polished bezels, available in steel, yellow gold-plated steel and diamond-set steel versions. The silver-toned dials bearing Arabic or Roman numerals and swept over by hollow-tipped hands are enhanced by delicate central guilloché motifs, and some with mother-of-pearl inlays around the rim. These dainty models may be secured to the wrist with a metal bracelet matching the case or a grey or brown satin strap. Driven by a quartz movement, these glamorous creations are, as one has come to expect from Frédérique Constant, available at extremely affordable prices. Women who fall under their spell will thus be able to afford several versions procuring a pleasurable sense of variety.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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