Elegance is an idea that normally implies a feeling of taste and differentiation, which can’t truly be purchased. However, as far as watches, this style for the most part alludes to dress watches, and the fairly enormous measure of cash that is needed to get them tied on the wrist. This is a thought that isn’t acknowledged by Frederique Constant, which strives to offer rich watches at a truly moderate cost. Making no exemption for the “accessible luxury” rule, the new Classics Index Automatic offers lovely mechanics, snappy plan and class for a very (truly) sensible price.
What is the meaning of a dress/rich watch? To us here, at Monochrome, the thought summarizes in a watch that feels sumptuous without being ostentatious. In concrete terms, this implies rather little distance across, a sense for extents with a slight profile, a relative circumspection, an ability to be worn under a sleeve and to mix into a rich outfit, regardless of whether a suit or a stylish clothing. A dress watch ought to never stun, never be crazy nonetheless, it must be somewhat astounding, to be felt as it was picked to be essential for a general clothing. In even more concrete terms, a dress watch implies straightforward presentation, flimsy case and smooth design.
If the idea of dress watches has been generally utilized by a large portion of the brands, reasonableness is unquestionably not generally present. The idea of the “value proposition” watch will in general be connected to sports watches, for example, jumpers or pilot instruments. Be that as it may, at Frederique Constant, openness and style are key rules for the making of new watches. The new Classics Index Automatic makes no special case for the standard, by bringing a tasteful look, controlled extents, circumspection connected to different striking subtleties and mechanical joy, for under 1,000 EUR/CHF/USD.
The Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic is, as frequently for the Geneva-based brand, accessible in two steel adaptations, one being plated with rose gold, the other keeping the normal shade of steel. The case is an advanced, yet profoundly wearable 40mm breadth, with a very inconspicuous shape and flimsy profile – most likely under 10mm. The completely cleaned execution brings the correct measurement of style. It is connected to a dull earthy colored or dark calfskin lash, with pin buckle.
The dial is likewise completely in the vein of what we anticipate from an exquisite watch: practical, point by point and smooth. The focal part shows a pleasant “clou de Paris” design, while another finished ring circles the hour markers. Discussing them, these indexes are applied and coordinates the metal of the case. Adapted Roman numerals and stick give an exemplary look and a decent readability. The presentation is completed by conventional leaf hands and a date window traditionally positioned at 3 (a no-date rendition would be significantly more exquisite, anyway the date work has its supporters…) The writing on the dial is restricted to the logo of the brand and the “automatic” mention.
The Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic is fueled by a self-winding development, the calibre FC-303, the inward name of the Sellita SW-200, an ETA clone with 38h force hold and 4Hz recurrence. Its exactness and dependability are demonstrated and it will consummately does the work consistently. Moreover, the utilization of a remotely sourced development (and not the in-house development of the brand) takes into account an exceptionally good price.
The Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic is a pleasant section level proposition for the individuals who feel the requirement for a rich dress watch, with a cost of 950 CHF/ 850 EUR/ 950 USD for the steel form and 1,150 CHF/ 1,050 EUR/ 1,150 USD for the rose gold plated adaptation. A serious intriguing arrangement! More subtleties on frederiqueconstant.com .
Specifications – Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic
- Case: 40mm width – cleaned treated steel or cleaned rose gold plated tempered steel – Sapphire gem – 50m water resistant
- Movement: calibre FC-303 (Sellita SW-200) – automatic – 26 gems – 38h force save – 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes, seconds, date
- Strap: dark earthy colored or dark calfskin tie, with pin buckle
- Reference: FC-303MS5B6 (Steel) – FC-303MV5B4 (Rose Gold plated)
- Price: 950 CHF/850 EUR/950 USD for the steel rendition and 1,150 CHF/1,050 EUR/1,150 USD for the rose gold plated version