Baselworld 2015 Highlight Frederique Constant Watch Index Slimline Watch Review

by Angus Davies,


Refined and affordable


Frederique Constant has redefined the Swiss luxury watch market. The Genevan brand is a relatively young company, established in 1988 by the Dutch duo, Aletta Bax and Peter Stas. Its modern production facility is located in Plan-les-Ouates, a suburb of Geneva.


This company differentiates itself by capturing the beauty of high-end watchmaking and, courtesy of state-of-the art automation, democratising the prospect of owning a Swiss luxury watch.


This latest slimline automatic watch measures 10.2mm in diameter, according a nuzzling interface with the arm without unduly protruding above the cuff. The 40mm case is stainless steel sporting a rose gold PVD finish. The appearance exhibits a lustrous tone and, thanks to short lugs, envelopes the wrist in a cosseting embrace.


Easy to interpret, the sword shaped hour and minute hands join forces with applied hour markers clearly communicating with the wearer without eschewing style. The silver hued dial provides the perfect foil for the various indications presented. A central sweep seconds hand interfaces with short, subtle strokes encircling the dial, enhancing ease of read off. A date display positioned at 3 o’clock completes the useful inventory of functions.


Convenience is proffered, courtesy of a self-winding movement. The watch comes with a 2 year warranty.


With an array of virtues and a sumptuous appearance, there is much to recommend this watch. Moreover, with a retail price of £960.00 (RRP as at 18.6.2015) it represents incredible value for money.


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