At the beginning of the year, Frederique Constant enriched its 13 years old Art Déco Collection with new pieces. The Frederique Constant Classics Art Déco Round is available in five versions. Today, we review the blue dial, full metal bracelet Reference FC-200MPN2AR6B.
Hands-on Frederique Constant Classics Art Déco Reference FC-200MPN2AR6B
Frederique Constant has an entire range of ladies collection covering a large selection of tastes and wishes. From al their ladies’ pieces, the Classics Art Déco distinguished itself with an undeniable elegance. I have published earlier this year the press release of the Classics Art Déco Round. Since then, I was eager to see with my eyes the FC-200MPN2AR6B, my favourite of the new collection. I will always have a weakness for a blue dial with bracelet.
Frederique Constant Germany sent me this delight last week for a review. And I was not disappointed. As always, Diana was supportive and modelled with her hand. Because the best way to get to know a watch is in the wild, we had a short travelling to Constance Lake that borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A beautiful case, a gorgeous bracelet
Frederique Constant Classics Art Déco Reference FC-200MPN2AR6B comes in a 30mm stainless steel case. The case was decorated with coin edge fluting on the band and a highly polished round bezel.
The watch is accompanied by an onion-shaped crown with blue cabochon. In the right angles, the crown will nicely assort the blue dial.
The magic of the Reference FC-200MPN2AR6B stays in its beautiful bracelet. Instead of a double set of lugs, the brand opted, like in the case of Art Déco Oval, to single point fixation.
The bracelet presents five rows of mirror-polished beads. As you can notice, each element will use the light in a game of catch-and-play. The bracelet is matched with a butterfly clasp. The result is a comfortable wear and adazzling appearance.
The best of two worlds: mother-of-pearl and guilloché pattern
The Classics Art Déco Round comes with a guilloché flowered sunray pattern centre with a mother-of-pearl outer dial. The dial offers nice reflections in the sunlight and not only.
In the hands-on video above, you can observe how the artificial light is reflected. The wrist-roll video below will reveal the dial reflections in full sunlight.
The dial centre bears the name of the brand on the upper side. The edge of the guilloché pattern has transfer printed minute indexes. On the mother-of-pearl side, the dial bears printed large Roman numerals. Note the 4 o’clock noted with the IIII instead of IV. A horological traditional choice of marking.
In the case of Reference FC-200MPN2AR6B, the hands are varnished in white. The watch offers surprisingly good legibility even in darker “moments”.
A quartz movement and six years of battery life
Frederique Constant Classics Art Déco Round is powered by FC-200 calibre. The movement uses 4 jewels and can display hours and minutes with an autonomy of 72 months.
This impressive battery life is useful regardless of the situation. If you have a large collection and the wrist time of the piece is divided between several pieces, being always ready to wear is a big plus. If not a must.
As a single piece, being able to rely on it for such a long time is an advantage. Especially if the lady wearer is not so much into changing batteries and so on…
Frederique Constant Classics Art Déco Round Reference FC-200MPN2AR6B is a lovely ladies piece. Discrete but with enough spark and charm to make a good impression. The six years of battery life is a big plus for those ladies wanting to have a delicate piece always on time and ready to wear.
The bracelet has its own charisma – five rows of polished beads that bring a nice appeal to the elegant piece. The butterfly clasp brings joy for a person changing often outfits and accessories.
It’s an elegant watch without being too pretentious. The Classics Art Déco is easy to wear, a go-to when you don’t know how to accessorize an outfit. The timepiece would be much more interesting as a hand-wound mechanical piece.
Frederique Constant Classics Art Déco Reference FC-200MPN2AR6B Technical Specifications and Price
- Hours, minutes
- FC-200 calibre, quartz
- 4 jewels,
- 72 months of battery life
- Polished stainless steel 3-parts case
- Diameter of 30mm
- Convex sapphire crystal
- Water-resistant up to 3 ATM
- Navy mother-of-pearl dial with Guilloché decoration and printed white roman numerals
- Hand-polished white color hands
- Stainless steel bracelet
- RRP 850€