Frédérique Constant : Silicon at the summit

Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture

Case : steel (available with pink gold bezel), transparent sapphire crystal caseback Diameter : 43mm Movement : mechanical self-winding (48h power reserve), pink gold-plated oscillating weight Functions : hours, minutes, seconds via the tourbillon carriage, day/night indication Water resistance : 30m Strap : alligator leather strap with folding clasp Limited series : 188

Proudly proclaiming the accessible nature of its timepieces as well as their classic elegance, the small brand that plays in the big league in Plan-les-Ouates also applies this credo to the peak of its product pyramid. A pioneer in the production of movements equipped with a silicon escapement, Frédérique Constant naturally applies this expertise to its brand-new Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture. The finely decorated self-winding calibre may be admired through the sapphire crystal back of the superbly slim steel case that also comes in a version with a pink gold bezel. Discreet touches of gold also lend a special glow to the hour-markers on the curved silver dial. The steady dance of the hands on this prestigious limited series is complemented by a day/night indicator and the graceful spinning of the tourbillon carriage.

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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