FRÉDÉRIQUE CONSTANT watch brand

FRÉDÉRIQUE CONSTANT

Frédérique Constant is a family, independently-run Swiss watchmaking manufacture located in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. It was founded in 1988. Positioned in the affordable luxury market sector, Frédérique Constant offers impeccably finished timepieces for remarkable value for money.

Frédérique Constant is one of the rare true Swiss watchmaking manufacture since the creation of its first caliber in 2004 – entirely developed, built and assembled in-house. In 2008, Frédérique Constant took Basel by surprise when they announced the launch of their very first Manufacture Tourbillon caliber. Ever since, Frédérique Constant developed 15 Manufacture calibers.

In 2013, their production reached 128 000 watches, distributed in 2 800 retail outlets in more than 100 countries across the world.

10 years of the Heart Beat Manufacture movement

Following the success of the first Heart Beat Manufacture caliber in 2004, Frédérique Constant made a point of broadening the Manufacture range each year. Whereas the 6 o’clock opening on the dial remains the trademark design, the Heart Beat movement is still continuously amended, corrected and improved.

In 2014, to celebrate the ten years of this movement, Frédérique Constant presented the Heart Beat FC-945 Silicium movement comprising 126 components optimised in terms of reliability, durability and technical excellence. Entirely developed in-house, the movement features several unique characteristics including its escapement wheel, lever and silicon roller. The lightness of this wheel in addition to the decrease of friction vastly improves the energy efficiency.

Famous for its classical, sophisticated and affordable timepieces, the Frédérique Constant Swiss watchmaking manufacture pushed its own boundaries with the Worldtimer Manufacture model. 

Perfectly embodying the symbiosis between watchmaking cutting-edge technology and beautiful design, the watch was designed for frequent travelers looking for chic, sophisticated and incomparably comfortable timepieces.

The model features the Manufacture FC-718 automatic caliber comprising 26 jewels and offering a 42-hours power reserve. The caliber was entirely developed in-house in the Plan-les-Ouates manufacture, near Geneva. All the functions of this watch are available via its crown: a real technological prowess. No push button are present on the sides of the case. The world time function is also easy to configure.