Focus: Frédérique Constant

Tourbillon Manufacture Perpetual Calendar

CASE : 18K pink gold, gold-plated or polished stainless steel, convex sapphire crystal, transparent caseback, water-resistant to 50m


MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding (Caliber FC-975, 38h power reserve), silicon escapement

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, seconds, date, day, month, leap years, tourbillon

DIAL : openworked with hand-polished hands (or Clous de Paris hobnail motif in the gold-plated version)
Strap. Brown alligator leather with pin buckle or folding clasp

LIMITED SERIES : 30 in pink gold (88 in the three other versions)


Thirty years young

2018 sees Frédérique Constant celebrating three decades of existence on a resolutely euphoric note. A keen advocate of affordable luxury, the brand has steadily and successfully ploughed its own furrow and continues to display impressive technological performance – whether expressed through Swiss Made smart watches or Fine Watchmaking brought within reach of (almost) all budgets. Its oft-patented proprietary movements have been champions of understatement since 2004. After the in-house development of its first tourbillon ten years ago and its first perpetual calendar two years ago, the Maison now unveils the Tourbillon Manufacture Perpetual Calendar. This self-winding watch features a silicon escapement and tourbillon carriage equipped with the patented innovative smart weight balancing system. This distillation of expertise naturally comes in a 30-piece pink gold limited series, as well as in three other 88-piece steel or gold-plated versions, with or without an openworked dial. All of them carry spectacularly reasonable price tags…

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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