Frederique Constant Classics Art Deco Watch Review

by Angus Davies, www.escapementmagazine.com 

 

Often I am asked for tips when selecting a wristwatch to mark a special occasion e.g. a fortieth birthday. My answer is always the same. If you have to choose only one watch, avoid the exceptionally modern and seek a timeless classic. Moreover, I always favour Art Deco watches because their eye-appeal never wanes despite the passage of time. 

 

Frederique Constant is a relatively young brand in the world of horology, founded in 1988. However, in its short history, the Genevan watchmaker has enjoyed significant commercial success. The Swiss company has earned a reputation for creating classically styled timepieces, sometimes equipped with manufacture movements and delivered at incredibly attractive prices. 

 

The Classics Art Deco blends 1920s period styling with several attributes of Frederique Constant, save for the movement, which in this case is quartz. The oval case measures 30mm x 25mm and is complemented with a highly polished metal bracelet. 

 

Like many individuals, I am often drawn to a pretty face and the comely complexion of the Classics Art Deco is incredibly alluring. A silver toned dial is paired with a guilloché motif conferring a sumptuous character. The Roman numerals collaborate with Breguet hands to enunciate time perfectly. 

 

The Frederique Constant Classics Art Deco proffers a lasting eye-appeal which shall remain untouched by the onset of years.