Since 2009, Frederique Constant has collaborated with the Riva Historical Society: a Milan-based association founded in 1988, dedicated to the preservation and restoration of classic Riva boats. To celebrate this partnership, each year Frederique Constant creates a limited-edition Runabout timepiece inspired by the timeless 1920s Riva boats. The handcrafted wooden powerboats take you on an adventure of the Italian dolce vita. Both brands share the common values of precise engineering and timeless elegant designs.
A beautiful Swiss timepiece with connected and smart functio- nality. A quality watch created from fine materials and made by hand. Our Horological Smartwatch combines the DNA of a classic Swiss watch with the best of Silicon Valley technology. Frederique Constant Swiss Horological Smartwatch is now connected and smart with more than 2 year battery life.
There is no digital screen on Frederique Constant Swiss Horological Smartwatches. Instead, the beautiful laser cut hands on the watch dial display information in analog form. These Horological Smartwatches retain their natural classic beauty and can deliver the benefits of the quantified self, all without ever having to recharge a battery.
There's an old saying that goes, "The devil is in the detail." This makes detail sound like something decidedly unpleasant, but in the case of the new Classics Index Collection from Frédérique Constant, the extraordinary design features, unbelievably attractive pricing and technological marvels built into each model mean that, when it comes to these watches, "the detail is utterly delightful."
No fewer than nine unique automatic models make up the new Classics Index Collection; each utterly individual in appearance, yet all with sleek, clean lines, elegant and rich yet uncluttered dials and an exciting combination of raw materials that blend perfectly together to make each watch appear to be a combination of classic art and modern-day architectural genius.
Modernity and tradition mingle harmoniously within this new creation. Housed within a thin case with refined lines, the Slimline Automatic displays the apparent simplicity of a studied sophistication permeating every detail. For instance, the white dial is embellished with a circle of black Roman numeral indexes, providing this masculine model with a timeless character.
Frederique Constant has been developing and producing its in-house Manufacture Calibers since 2001. The first caliber was the Heart Beat Manufacture, cal. FC-910 with its iconic aperture in the dial and mainplate at 6 o’clock position. Newer versions of the Heart Beat Manufacture included various complications, a silicium (silicon) escapement wheel, and even an in-house Tourbillon.
Development of the second base caliber by Frederique Constant started in 2008. The design and development briefing for this second base caliber was very straight forward: redevelop all components and search to reduce cost of manufacturing with 30%, while at least maintaining the same high quality level of the Heart Beat Manufacture calibers. As a result, the Maxime Manufacture (cal. FC-700) was born. Frederique Constant realized significant economies of scale with this caliber. In line with our Accessible Luxury philosophy, these cost-savings were transferred to the final consumer, by offering these Frederique Constant Manufacture timepieces at unbeatable retail prices.
Inspired by the aesthetics of classic automobiles, its elegant curves and design, these novelties express a perfect pairing between the automobile and watch world. These novelties embody the alliance of timeless watchmaking knowhow and the expertise of automobile engineering. The timepieces reflect the shared values: a passion for racing, performance, backed by excellence.
Since 2004, Frederique Constant has been sponsoring vintage car rallies worldwide. Often being the official timekeeper for world renowned events celebrating classic automobiles. Frederique Constant is pleased to be able to support the European Healey Club again in 2018 as the official Gold-Sponsor for their 5th European Healey Meeting held in the Black Forest in Germany, a diversified area for driving or racing.
Frederique Constant has not designed a “nautically-inspired” timepiece, but rather a genuine regatta watch that is operational in race conditions. The perfectly readable original display from 1997 was left unchanged. It features five dots at the top of the dial. Each dot represents one minute. The top button activates the first countdown that slowly turns all the points from white to blue, the contrasting color of the dial. Five minutes has passed when all five points are colored.
Then the second countdown starts to mark the last five minutes before the race begins. This time all five points gradually turn orange. When the final and fifth point is orange and the second hand strikes noon, the regatta is on!
Everything on the Yacht Timer Regatta is designed for legibility. Since the only complication on the timepiece that should be the center of attention is the countdown timer, the engraved dial captures every reflection of light. The indexes are faceted to constantly display a shiny polished side that can be seen regardless of the sun's angle. The hands and indexes are filled with luminescent material for overcast days.
The Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Collection has been designed by women for women. Classic and elegant, feminine and sophisticated, sexy in every detail, these fine mechanical time- pieces have been developed with passion to reflect the values and aspirations of today’s women.
Since 2004, Frederique Constant has engaged in supporting causes, with $50 donated for each watch sold from the Ladies Collection to various charities. These charities include those related to the heart, children and women. Frederique Constant’s slogan is “Live your passion”, and the brand does. Passion definitely shows through its craftsmanship, as well as its engagement toward charity causes.