Frederique Constant is a name in horological circles that in synonymous with luxury and prestige. The watchmaker has recently introduced a piece that stands remarkably as the cornerstone of the high end collection. The Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture with Roman Numerals has a long titled pedigree that isn’t burdensome to repeat, especially for those fortunate to own this horological masterpiece.
The 2017 Slimine Moonphase Manufacture
While certainly not a newcomer to the line, the 2017 edition brings an additional charm with a few upgdes with the classic signature that ensures the authenticity of the brand without apology for the additional options for patrons in search of something, perhaps, just a little new.
Stating the obvious
The Frederique Constant line stands as a well powered luxury watch that is well made, elegant and affordable. This makes it possible for a greater segment of the populaton to join the fandom, but making this concession in no way diminishes the inherent value of each piece in the line. 2017 has rolled out a new edition that indicates an evolution is imminent with the Roman numeral edition adding a touch of classicism.
The 2017 slimline Moonphase Manufacture offers a modern, yet classic aesthetic with wonderful complication.
Case: The case measures 42 mm in diameter with a thickness of 11.3 mm in your choice of gold plated stainless steel finish or polished stainless steel. It is water resistant up to 30 meters. A thin bezel offers a streamlined wrist comfort and pleasant aesthetic with the onion crown that comes in a material that matches the case in either stainless steel or rose gold.
Lens: The lens is a sapphire crystal which is coated with an anti-reflective treatment, also featuring a sapphire cased back. This minimizes the glare in bright lighting conditions and enhances visibility of the domed dial.
Dial: The addition of Roman numerals on the dial is a new element for the 2017 edition of the watch. The sunburst pattern has been done away with as well as the colors and modern styling, and has been replaced with the new versions of the dial that feature a more traditional styling. Your choice of a silvery white dial with the enhancement of a slight grain in texture and black printed Roman numerals in a long and thin presentation. The hands offer a complementary contrast featuring blackened leaf for high eligibility in daylight. Still present is the date at 6 o’ clock and moon. The moon remains printed on the same blue disc within the starry sky.
Movement: The Frederique Constant in-house automatic movement is a calibre FC-705, featuring 28,800 vibrations/h in automatic with a 42 hour power reserve. Functions include hours, minutes, moon phase and date.
Bracelet/Strap:The elegant strap is available in either a black or brown alligator with a folding clasp in either polished stainless steel or rose gold plated stainless stseel.
The Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture for 2017
Offering an elegant display and luxury aesthetics, the price is set at an affordable $2,295 USD for the steel example, and $3,395 for the rose gold plated edition. The self-winding in house movement is a Frederique Constant build that is exclusive to the watch, featuring a nicely gilded rotor, with blued screws adn Geneva stripes. Recessed pushers are embedded into the case band with corrections being made at the crown. The latest and updated classic edition will soon be avalable through the Frederique Constant manufacturer and from retailers who carry the affordable luxury line.
The use of stainless steel materials enhances the water resistance, without sacrificing the quality or value. In an effort to preserve the high-end aesthetics of the watch, Frederique Constant watchmakers included the addition of rose gold plating over stainless steel, which is accomplished for a lower overhead cost without diminishing the aesthetics or durability when regularly worn. The end result is a magnificent option for those who love luxury and high quality workmanship with a pleasing aesthetic that doesn’t break the bank. The watchmaker offers this more affordable version without interfering with the standards in fine watch making that have previously been established. The Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture with Roman Numerals for 2017 will soon be available as a more affordable alternative within the elite horological circles of luxury wrist watches.