Frederique Constant recently announced the Classics Manufacture, with an in-house equipped Frederique Constant caliber FC-710 automatic movement.
The case is 42 mm diameter and is in polished stainless steel (also available in rose gold plated case) with a sapphire crystal and clear case back which allows a nice view of the manufacture movement. The movement features perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decoration, 26 jewels and frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and a power reserve of 42-hours.
The dial is silver with a central “guilloché” decoration and polished black oxidized hands. Functions include hours, minutes, central seconds and a date subdial at 6 o’clock. Large onion shaped crown. Black crococalf strap with water-resistant lining and stainless steel folding buckle. Water-resistance is 50 meters.
This truly is a phenomenal value when you consider the beautiful fit and finish and the fact that is has a – manufacture movement – you know, the kind of movement usually reserved for five or ten thousand dollar plus wristwatches. The retail price is $2,250 in steel and $2,550 in rose gold plated steel. (Ref. FC-710MC4H6 – steel / FC-710MC4H – rose gold plated steel)