Last year, Frederique Constant had unveiled its new classic and feminine Ladies Automatic models at the European Museum of the year: the Design Museum in London. The event saw the brand’s graceful Global Charity Ambassador Gwyneth Paltrow. She launched a refined and delicately colored collection in a flowery and summery atmosphere. I was honored to be chosen by the brand, and gifted one of the new models launched, powered by the FC-303 automatic movement. And this time piece has not just been an accessory, but a part of my style statement. Friends often ask my suggestion for gifting ideas. Watches are one of my favorite picks, a classic choice be it for festivals, anniversaries or birthdays. It’s everything I want a gift to be – special, thoughtful and distinct. The FC timepieces crafted in Geneva embodies the perfect gift!
ABOUT THE BRAND
Frederique Constant is a watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland. The company is involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design, to final assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant develops, manufactures, and assembles in-house calibers, 24 different versions since 2004. In 2015 Frederique Constant introduced the first Swiss made Horological Smartwatch, powered by MMT SwissConnect and entirely displayed with an analog dial, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry. Frederique Constant watches are defined by their high quality and differentiation and precision in design and manufacturing. In India, Frederique Constant is available at Helios Stores.
ABOUT THE LINE
Distinguished by the subtle design lines, refined decorations and colorful tones, the time pieces in the new line is for everyday practicality, yet truly elegant timepieces. The brand’s iconic “Heart Beat” signature opening at 12 o’clock stands proudly on the decorated sunray dials. Applied diamonds and Roman numeral indexes enhance these four new colored Heart Beat dials further. The six new watches launched come either with polished stainless steel or rose gold plated 36mm diameter cases with an open case-back.
Two models are powered by the FC-303 automatic movement displaying the hours, minutes and date at 3 o’clock. Four models are powered by the FC-310 automatic movement displaying the Heart Beat aperture at 12 o’clock, the hours and minutes. Both calibers are Swiss made with 26 jewels, beating at 28’000 alt per hour, offer a 38-hour power reserve and a water resistance of 5 meters. Modern and stylish, the alligator straps matching the dial colors are available in shiny grey, light blue, navy and burgundy.
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT X DEBOLINA RAY
I have been using my FC Ladies Automatic for over 6 months now, and it’s a lovely new addition to my collection of watches. The light grey dial with sun-ray decoration, 6 applied diamonds and 3 silver indexes give this a classic look. The hand polished silver hands and Blue Alligator strap keeps the elegance and minimalism in place. Perfect for a formal wear, or with for a day out. You can check out the Frederique Constant collection across the Helios stores in Bangalore, or shop online at https://frederiqueconstant.com
Also check out their Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/frederiqueconstant_india/