As we previously settled in a few past articles, Frédérique Constant watches have a few amazing characteristics. Truth be told, they permit gatherers with a more modest spending admittance to a sumptuous and rich plan, old style complications and even manufacture developments ( as we showed you in our video report ). This is the thing that the brand calls “accessible luxury”, and with this in mind, Frédérique Constant has chosen to refresh probably the smash hit, the prudent and elegant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture , with another showcase – the entirety of that being accessible in a generally little case.
Prior to this 2017 update, the Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture was this watch – see our involved survey here . A decent watch, with exquisite plan, generally dainty case, old style codes, and a showcase of the moon-stage situated at 6 on the dial and circumnavigated by a sign of the date. This recommendation was especially in the “Geneva codes” (as seen in different esteemed Maisons), and however adjusted as it might have been, it was likely not the best arrangement regarding readability. To offer something marginally not quite the same as the majority and to have an improved clarity of both indications, Frédérique Constant has chosen to refresh the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture for 2017.
On the most current version of the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture, the decision has been made to part the moon-stage and date into two individual counters, one offering reverberation to the next. The date is situated at 9 and the moon, in a traditionally formed semi-round window, sits at 3. The two showcases are somewhat recessed and have a concentric example to isolate them from the remainder of the dial. The new showcase likewise implies new specialized arrangements, and the new Slimline Moonphase Manufacture includes an update of the in-house type, here reference FC-702.
In short, the base development is imparted to a large portion of the watches under the “Manufacture” territory, which means you get a 4Hz programmed type with focal rotor, 42-hour power save and in general a pleasant embellishment (with round Geneva stripes, perlage, chamfering and blued screws). There’s likewise an additional advantage, as all the signs can be changed through the crown (counting the date and the age of the moon), implying that there are not a single recessed pushers to be seen on the case.
The Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture 2017 version is, as of now, accessible for a situation estimating 38.8mm – while the one we looked into was 42mm in width. While some incline toward watches with a more grounded presence, we accept here that a particularly exquisite presentation and a traditionally planned case will profit by a somewhat more modest case. Three versions will be accessible: silver dial with steel case, silver dial with pink gold-plated case and dark dial with pink gold-plated case. On every one of them, the leaf-molded hands and applied records coordinate the shade of the case, and the rich plan is complemented by a dim earthy colored or dark crocodile strap.
The Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture 2017 version will be valued at 2,695 CHF/Euro (steel version) or 2,995 CHF/Euro (pink gold-plated versions). More subtleties on frederiqueconstant.com .
Technical Specifications – Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture
- Case: 38.8mm breadth – stainless steel 3-sections case (gold-plated for certain versions) – sapphire precious stone on the two appearances – 30m water resistant
- Movement: FC-702 Manufacture calibre – programmed – 26 gems – 42 hours power hold – 28,800 alt/h – Hours, minutes, date, moon phase
- Reference: FC-702S3S6 (Steel, silver dial) – FC-702G3S4 (Rose gold plated, dark dial) – FC-702V3S4 (rose gold plated, silver dial)
- Price: 2,695 CHF/Euro (steel) or 2,995 CHF/Euro (pink gold-plated)