Frédérique Constant : Mechanical delights

Maxime Manufacture Automatic Lady

Movement : mechanical self-winding, Calibre FC-700 Case : steel, rose gold bezel set with 52 diamonds. Diameter : 39mm Functions : hours, minutes, date Caseback : sapphire crystal Strap : brown alligator leather Water resistance : 50m

Women may rest assured that while they are forbidden to bite into the Maxime Manufacture Automatic Lady, they are definitely authorised and even strongly advised to eye it greedily. Its chocolate colour makes this beautifully rounded watch a delectable treat on which it would be a shame to miss out. This new model in the Maxime collection unveiled by Frédérique Constant in 2009 offers an extremely elegant combination between a glowing chocolate brown dial and an attractive central guilloché motif overlapped at its base by the date display. Powered by the self-winding FC-700 movement that all ladies endowed with natural curiosity will be sure to admire through the sapphire crystal back of the steel case, this watch that looks every inch like a sweet delicacy offers a little precious touch that makes it completely irresistible: six diamond hour-markers and 52 diamonds set on its rose gold bezel. Simply scrumptious !

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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