Frederique Constant’s Anniversary Tourbillon Goes Steel: Introducing Two New Limited Edition Variations
Following the success of an initial limited anniversary edition in rose gold unveiled at Geneva’s Watches and Wonders show, Frederique Constant is now offering collectors two all-new variations of its Manufacture Tourbillon in a 39-millimetre steel case with a blue or silver-coloured dial. The contemporary look is a perfect complement to the classic design – and sits perfectly alongside the original rose gold version. Each of the two timepieces will be available in a limited edition of 350, with the visible tourbillon at 6 o’clock revealing all the Geneva-based firm’s watchmaking knowhow.
After a first rose gold version (of which just 150 were made) presented at the Geneva Watches and Wonders show which ran from 27 March to 2 April, Frederique Constant is therefore continuing its 35th anniversary celebrations with two new editions of its Classic Tourbillon Manufacture in steel, with 350 of each version being made.
These two new variations are a further embodiment of Frederique Constant’s original recipe for success: providing Swiss Made luxury watches at affordable prices. The steel version of the Classic Tourbillon Manufacture is one of the most attractive offerings on the market right now when it comes to presenting a watchmaking complication in a classic design.
The two pieces unveiled today offer variations in blue and silver, giving them a highly contemporary aspect. The first features a sun-brushed midnight blue dial in a fully-polished steel case mounted on a matte blue alligator strap. The second strikes a different tone with a sun-brushed silver-coloured dial atop the same strap.
The two models share the same DNA, paying tribute to the noblest of watchmaking traditions – not least in their restrained diameter of 39 millimetres. This size has long been the collectors’ favourite, especially for classic Fine Watchmaking timepieces such as tourbillons. It’s also a very contemporary diameter, perfect on both men’s and women’s wrists, to which the Manufacture has returned after previously using a diameter of 42 millimetres for the model.