Classics Manufacture Worldtimer
Case: polished pink gold-plated stainless steel, transparent back Diameter: 42 mm Movement: mechanical self-winding (Caliber FC-718, crown-adjustable functions, 42-hour power reserve, circular graining, circular Côtes de Genève Functions: hours, minutes, seconds, date, worldtime, day/night indication Dial: silver-toned, central guilloché motif, 24-hour disk with day/night indication, 24-city disk Strap: black alligator leather, water-resistant inner lining Water resistance: 50 m Edition: 1,888 units
Case: polished 18K rose gold, convex sapphire crystal, see through case back Diameter: 43mm Movement: self-winding mechanical movement (FC-980 Manufacture caliber, 48h power reserve), silicium escapement wheel and lever, circular-grained and circular Côtes de Genève decoration, individually numbered Functions: hours, minutes, day and night indicator, 1mn tourbillon Dial: chocolate, curved, hand applied indexes Water-resistance: 30m Strap: dark brown alligator leather strap with folding buckle
In 2013, Frédérique Constant launched two new models presented in pink gold-plated steel cases. The more classic model features a silver-toned dial with central guilloché pattern, Roman numerals and oxidized black hands. On the more sophisticated version, the dial is adorned with a central globe motif, the numerals are replaced by round luminescent hour-markers, and the hands are an exquisite deep blue. Both are driven by the in-house self-winding FC-718 caliber of which the traditional circular-grained and circular Côtes de Genève finishes may be admired through a sapphire case-back. Each is issued in a 1,888-piece limited edition.
Manufacture Slimline Moonphase
Case: polished stainless steel, transparent back Diameter: 42 mm Movement: mechanical self-winding (Caliber FC-705), crown-adjustable functions, 42-hour power reserve, circular graining, circular Côtes de Genève Functions: hours, minutes, date, moon phases Dial: silver-toned or navy blue, domed, polished nickel hands and hour-markers Strap: black or navy blue alligator leather, water-resistant inner lining Water resistance: 30 m
Manufacture Slimline Moonphase
Case: polished 18K pink gold, transparent back Diameter: 42 mm Movement: mechanical self-winding (Caliber FC-705), crown-adjustable functions, 42-hour power reserve, circular graining, circular Côtes de Genève Functions: hours, minutes, date, moon phases Dial: silver-toned or chocolate brown, domed, pink gold-plated hands and hour-markers Strap: brown alligator leather, water-resistant inner lining Water resistance: 30 m
User friendliness is also a key feature of the new Slimline Moonphase Manufacture model, with the crown serving to adjust all functions. When left in its normal position, it serves to wind the watch, while pulling it out provides access to time-setting. The intermediate position is reserved for adjusting the date and the moon phase – the former by clockwise rotation and the latter in a counter-clockwise direction. The Manufacture movement is a self-winding model visible through the sapphire case-back and which is naturally circular-grained and adorned with a Côtes de Genève motif.
In terms of design, the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture is a timeless watch indicating the hours and minutes with restrained elegance by means of leaf-shaped hands sweeping over slender baton-shaped hour-markers. The moon-phase display is remarkably accurate thanks to an innovative visual reproduction “laser ablation” technique. Frédérique Constant offers a collection comprising five variations. The two steel versions are distinguished from each other by their silver-toned or blue dial and their respectively beige-stitched blue or black strap. The single rose gold-plated steel version features a silver-toned dial enhanced with hands and hour-markers matching the case, and teamed with a brown strap ; whereas the two solid rose gold versions come with either a silver-toned or chocolate brown dial, while their hands and hour-markers are all rose gold-plated and their straps are both brown.