Brand of the Month

Feldmar Watch Company is pleased to feature Frederique Constant as our November Brand of the Month.

Frederique Constant presents its
31st Manufacture caliber

Frederique Constant proudly unveils its 31st Manufacture caliber, the FC-735, in a brand new creation: the Classic Power Reserve Big Date Manufacture. Housed in a 40mm case, this innovative movement produced by the Geneva-based firm in its 35th anniversary year boasts three complications: power reserve, big date and moon phase. Four editions are introduced. The first two, featuring a platinum case and meteorite dial or a rose gold case and grey anthracite dial, come in limited editions of 35 and 350 respectively. The two others, with a steel case and a blue or silver dial, will form part of the firm’s standard collection.

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Frederique Constant stands out as a Geneva manufacture that’s developed 31 calibers in-house in just 35 years of existence. Founded as a family business in 1988, the independent Swiss watchmaking firm has become an essential player in Swiss made fine watchmaking between the 20th and 21st centuries. Amid this unique success story, it’s never lost sight of its goal: making luxury watchmaking available at a fair price.

Three complications, all easy to use

The new Classic Power Reserve Big Date Manufacture follows the same route, bringing to life Frederique Constant’s 31st Manufacture caliber, the FC-735. It’s the first caliber from the firm to offer a big date, a moon phase and a power reserve indicator – now for a total of 50 hours. The latter is indicated at 9 o’clock by a slim, dedicated hand travelling along an arc marked out from 0 to 50, ending in a red zone warning that it’s time to wind the watch before it stops.

Between 2 and 3 o’clock, the big date proudly displays its encircled double window (one for tens and the other for units). This perfect balance is further highlighted by a radiant, poetic moon phase at 6 o’clock on a starry blue background.

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Like all its previous calibers, Frederique Constant has taken care to ensure this one is easy to use: the three complications, time set function and winding mechanism are all adjusted via the crown at 3 o’clock. With no pushers, correctors or styluses, the FC-735 movement is resolutely modern.

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The three complications are harmoniously arrayed within the firm’s Classic case. With a diameter of only 40mm in observance of watchmaking standards, this benefits from a recent styling overhaul including re-dimensioned lugs and profile, as well as slimmer hour-markers. The latter, together with the hands, are diamond-faceted and hand-polished.

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The case also sports an open back, allowing each collector to admire the inner workings of their new FC-735 Manufacture caliber.

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