WBOTD: Frédérique Constant

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WBOTD: Frédérique Constant

Post by Ocean on 2012-06-29, 08:51

Philosophy
& Brand values

Our philosophy is not to restrict the interest in Frédérique Constant Genève timepieces just to connoisseurs, but deliberately also to reach a broader selection of appreciative enthusiasts who want to enjoy high quality and timeless yet classical watches at sensible prices. The mission of Frédérique Constant is therefore, to apply the following three values to the development process of each of our models:
Design, Quality and Innovation
Design:

We pay particular attention to design at Frédérique Constant. We like our watches to be classical and traditional whilst remaining timeless. Every timepiece is created with a genuine passion for details. You will discover delicate guilloché decoration and refined printings on our dials, while our cases are entirely hand-polished for a luxurious, smooth feel and a remarkable shine.
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Quality:

Each Frédérique Constant watch is hand-assembled and each watch is checked and controlled over a long period of time -by both human beings as well as special equipment to ensure optimal quality. Making no compromises in terms of quality is a strict priority for Frédérique Constant.

For a watch to be called “Swiss Made”, at least 50% of its value has to be added within Switzerland. We go further than that. All our watches are produced within our own workshops in Plan-les-Ouates in the Canton of Geneva. All include a Swiss movement, and are assembled and controlled by highly qualified craftsmen and –women as well as state-of-art equipment. We take the “Swiss Made” label very serious.
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Innovation:

Frédérique Constant is continuously innovating and invests massively in this domain to offer creativity and outstanding technical features in its timepieces. Whether it is our way of working on a day-to-day basis, or in the tools in which we invest, our methods are always highly innovative.
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http://www.frederique-constant.com/en

I think for the price these are climbing up on my buy list. This statement I want to point out again

For a watch to be called “Swiss Made”, at least 50% of its value has to be added within Switzerland. We go further than that. All our watches are produced within our own workshops in Plan-les-Ouates in the Canton of Geneva. All include a Swiss movement, and are assembled and controlled by highly qualified craftsmen and –women as well as state-of-art equipment. We take the “Swiss Made” label very serious.

Prices from Gemnation http://www.gemnation.com/watches/Frederique-Constant/watches.html

Really like the look of this one
655.00

Product Details
Item number: FC-303MC3P6
Brand Name: Frederique Constant
Style Number: FC-303MC3P6
Also Called: FC303MC3P6
Series: Classics Automatic
Style (Gender): Mens
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Dial Color: Silver, Guilloche
Movement: Automatic
Engine: Caliber FC-303/310X3P4/5/6
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Date, Central Seconds
Crystal Material: Sapphire - Anti-Reflective
Case Diameter: 38.0 mm
Case Thickness: 10.0 mm
Caseback: Transparent Saphire Crystal - Scratch Resistant
Bezel Material: Stainless Steel
Bezel Function: Fixed
Mass: 60.0 g
Water Resistance: 60m / 200ft (suitable for showering; not usually suitable for swimming; unsuitable for diving)
Crown Material: Stainless Steel, Fluted
Calendar: Date at 3
Power Reserve: 42-hour power reserve
Watch Bracelet / Strap Material: Leather - Black Crocodile
Watch Clasp Material: Stainless Steel Tang Buckle with Frederique Constant Logo
Max Wrist Size: 8.5 inches
Watch Bracelet Width: 18.0 - 20.0 mm
Bracelet Thickness: 3.5 - 4.0 mm
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Re: WBOTD: Frédérique Constant

Post by mrneddles on 2012-06-29, 09:17

FC is a great brand and a good value for a Swiss watch. Usually very conservative in style. Interestingly, FC was the first brand to do a dial cut out to reveal the watches automatic movement. This has become a near ubiquitous style element across many brands. Unfortunately for them, they did not patent the idea.

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