In 2023, Frederique Constant participates in Watches and Wonders Geneva for the first time. The Maison’s very first appearance at the famous watchmaking exhibition coincides with a significant anniversary for the brand, which turns 35 this year. To mark the occasion, Frederique Constant is unveiling an all-new version of a piece that embodies its expertise and philosophy: the Classic Tourbillon Manufacture. The tourbillon in question, developed entirely in-house and hand-assembled in its workshops, comes here in its finest watchmaking livery: three hands housed in a 39-millimetre 18K rose gold case, available in a limited edition of just 150 watches.

 Additionally, the Brand also reveals the Highlife Ladies Automatic Sparkling in a brand-new version of which just 888 will be made. The sky-blue dial includes glints of stardust; the bezel gleams with a host of diamonds; the hours are marked off on a bejewelled chapter ring. Housed in an understated 34mm steel case, the timepiece captures all the magic of space.

For 2023, Frederique Constant is giving its Classic Tourbillon Manufacture a new, more refined look. 

Since 2008, the tourbillon aperture has had a distinctive ‘comma’ shape – a style allowing it to fit snugly into the dial in dynamic and unusual fashion. For this edition, the comma has been replaced by a perfect circle.

On the dial, purity is the watchword, with applique hour markers and hand-polished golden hands gliding over an anthracite grey sun-brushed dial.

The regulating organ reigns in majesty at 6 o’clock. A discreet hand passing above the tourbillon cage marks off the seconds. The cage itself – made of 81 components – is engraved with the individual serial number of the watch, also to be found on the rim of the sapphire caseback.This reveals the inner workings of the FC-980 Manufacture caliber, to which all the finishings of traditional watchmaking such as bevelling, beading, circular graining, straight-grained flanks and mirror polishing have been applied.

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