Introduced earlier this year, this is the Frédérique Constant Classics Manufacture in Rose Gold plated Steel. It boasts an in-house automatic caliber, for under three grand.

The case is 42 mm diameter and is in rose gold plated (also available polished stainless steel 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. The price is $2,250 in steel and $2,550 in rose gold plated steel. (Ref. FC-710MC4H6 – steel) / FC-710MC4H4 – rose gold plated steel)

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