New Moons for the Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture
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For over 15 years, or since 2004 to be exact, Frederique Constant has been a fully-integrated manufacture, designing, producing and assembling its own timepieces in Geneva. This technical and aesthetic self-sufficiency has opened up countless opportunities linked to Frederique Constant’s mission since 1988 to make luxury Swiss Made timepieces more accessible. The Slimline collection is the result of this vision. Housed in an extra-slim 38.8 mm diameter case, the latest additions feature a subtly curved dial adorned with applied markers: Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Astro trio

Today, Frederique Constant is adding three feminine designs to the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture collection. A great success from the Slimline collection launched in 2012, this particular variation with two central hands, a date counter at 9 o’clock and a moon phase indicator at 3 o’clock, is a model of aesthetic balance.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Each version comes with two straps, one in topstitched alligator leather and the other in navy blue rubber – both easy to swap in and out, thanks to the “quick change” system – and is complete with a bezel set with 60 diamonds totalling 0.46 cts. Offering 38 hours of power reserve, the Manufacture FC-702 calibre within, which is decorated with Côtes de Genève and delicate perlage, can be admired through the transparent case back.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Golden duo

Two of the designs share a rose gold-plated case in common, but while one combines this with a blue-grey dial, the other has a silver-toned dial. Hovering over them are some slender rose gold-plated central hands, with a third hand at 9 o’clock showing the date, in counterpoint to a gold-coloured moon phase on a starry midnight blue sky at 3 o’clock.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Nocturnal clarity

This same diptych also features on the third design, with its steel case. Understated yet dazzling, the gleam from the bezel is reflected by the sleekness of the dial, its delicate curvature mirrored by some slightly arched steel hands. It is worn on a dark blue alligator leather strap, echoing the night sky of the moon phase. As is the case for every variation in the Slimline Moonphase Manufacture collection, Frederique Constant has focused on making it easy to use with any adjustments to the settings achieved using one single crown, located at 3 o’clock.

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Reference FC-702DND3SD4
Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Reference FC-702DND3SD4

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Ref. FC-702DND3SD4

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, date, moonphase

Movement

  • FC-702 Manufacture calibre, automatic, date and moonphase adjustable by the crown
  • Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decorations
  • 26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

  • Polished rose gold-plated 3-part case set with 60 diamonds (0.46ct)
  • Diameter of 38,8 mm
  • Front convex sapphire crystal
  • See-through case-back
  • Water-resistant up to 3 ATM

Dial

  • Blue-grey dial with applied rose gold-plated indexes set with 8 diamonds (0.04ct)
  • Hand-polished rose gold-plated hour, minute and date hands
  • Date at 9 o’clock
  • Moonphase at 3 o’clock

Strap

  • Blue-grey alligator leather strap
  • Including an additional navy blue rubber strap

RRP 4’595€

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Reference FC-702VD3SD4
Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Reference FC-702VD3SD4

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Ref. FC-702VD3SD4

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, date, moonphase

Movement

  • FC-702 Manufacture calibre, automatic, date and moonphase adjustable by the crown
  • Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decorations
  • 26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

  • Polished rose gold-plated 3-part case set with 60 diamonds (0.46ct)
  • Diameter of 38,8 mm
  • Front convex sapphire crystal
  • See-through case-back
  • Water-resistant up to 3 ATM

Dial

  • Silver colour dial with applied rose gold-plated indexes set with 8 diamonds (0.04ct)
  • Hand-polished rose gold-plated hour, minute and date hands
  • Date at 9 o’clock
  • Moonphase at 3 o’clock

Strap

  • Dark blue alligator leather strap
  • Including an additional navy blue rubber strap

RRP 4’595€

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Reference FC-702SD3SD6
Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Reference FC-702SD3SD6

Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture Ref. FC-702SD3SD6

Functions

  • Hours, minutes, date, moonphase

Movement

  • FC-702 Manufacture calibre, automatic, date and moonphase adjustable by the crown
  • Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decorations
  • 26 jewels, 38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h

Case

  • Polished stainless steel 3-part case set with 60 diamonds (0.46ct)
  • Diameter of 38,8 mm
  • Front convex sapphire crystal
  • See-through case-back
  • Water-resistant up to 3 ATM

Dial

  •  Silver colour dial with applied silver colour indexes set with 8 diamonds (0.04ct)
  • A hand-polished silver colour hour and minute hands
  • Dark grey date hand
  • Date at 9 o’clock
  • Moonphase at 3 o’clock

Strap

  • Dark blue alligator leather strap
  • Including an additional navy blue rubber strap

RRP 4’595€

About Frederique Constant

Frederique Constant is a Swiss watchmaking manufacture located in Geneva, Switzerland. The Maison was founded in 1988 by a couple of independent entrepreneurs, Aletta and Peter Stas, to offer quality Swiss watches at an affordable price, with the aim of democratising luxury Swiss Made watches.

Frederique Constant creates, develops, assembles and controls a wide variety of mechanical, quartz and connected timepieces at the same time within its 6,200 m2 Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates (GE). To this day, Frederique Constant has designed 30 Manufacture calibres, including high complications, such as the Tourbillon, the Perpetual Calendar, the Flyback Chronograph, as well as a new and unprecedented type of escapement in watchmaking – the Monolithic. Made from a single piece of silicone, replacing the 26 components of a standard assortment, it oscillates at a frequency of 40 Hz, which is 10 times that of most mechanical movements.

In 2015, Frederique Constant launched the Horological Smartwatch, the first Swiss Made connected timepiece featuring a traditional appearance. In 2018, the Classic Hybrid Manufacture succeeded it, combining a mechanical Manufacture movement with connected features. It was followed by the Smartwatch Vitality line in 2020, equipped with a new generation built-in heart rate sensor.

The same year, Frederique Constant reinvigorated the Highlife collection (1999) with a redesigned case and an interchangeable integrated strap. This was followed in 2021 by the Slimline Monolithic Manufacture with its very high-frequency one-piece escapement, then by the Highlife collection for women.

Frederique Constant is currently present in nearly 3,000 points of sale in 120 countries across the world. In 2016, the Frederique Constant group (Frederique Constant, Alpina Watches, Ateliers deMonaco) joined the Japanese group Citizen, so as to pursue its international development and nurture new synergies.

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