Frédérique Constant : Fly me to the moon… and beyond ?

Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

CASE : polished or pink gold-plated steel

DIAMETER : 38.8mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical self-winding Caliber FC 702

FUNCTIONS : hours, minutes, moon phase, date

DIAL : silver-toned

CASE-BACK : sapphire

STRAP : black or brown alligator leather

How can one hope to reach for the moon with consistent success and perfect precision ? For Frederique Constant, the solution was obvious : last May, its CEO Peter Stas had announced his decision to double the firm’s production capacity by a substantial extension of the manufacturing facility, backed by staff increases. This independent attitude is eloquently expressed through a brand-new “Manufacture” caliber entirely developed, produced and assembled inhouse and now powering the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture. The latest addition to the current line-up of 24 in-house calibers rewrites the rules of moon-phase displays with two different counters arranged on either side of the elegantly classic silver-toned or black dial. The sapphire crystal on the back of the watch reveals the beautiful Côtes de Genève motif and circular graining typical of Frederique Constant movements. A distillation of sophisticated clothed in polished or gold-plated steel. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

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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