FREDERIQUE CONSTANT NOVELTIES AT WATCHES AND WONDERS 2023 IN GENEVA
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 For this edition, the comma has been replaced by a perfect circle.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.