Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture
Frederique Constant recently announced the Classics Manufacture, with an in-house equipped Frederique Constant caliber FC-710 automatic movement. The case is 42 mm diameter and is in polished stainless steel (also available in rose gold plated case) with a sapphire crystal and clear case back which allows a nice view of the manufacture movement. The movement features perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decoration, 26 jewels and frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz) and a power reserve of 42-hours.
The dial is silver with a central "guilloché" decoration and polished black oxidized hands. Functions include hours, minutes, central seconds and a date subdial at 6 o'clock. Large onion shaped crown. Black crococalf strap with water-resistant lining and stainless steel folding buckle. Water-resistance is 50 meters.
This truly is a phenomenal value when you consider the beautiful fit and finish and the fact that is has a - manufacture movement - you know, the kind of movement usually reserved for five or ten thousand dollar plus wristwatches.
Ref. FC-710MC4H6 (steel) / FC-710MC4H4 (rose gold plated steel)
Retail $2,250 (steel), $2,550 (rose gold plated steel)