Frederique Constant CEO Niels Eggerding ©TeamReporters
Founded in 1988, Frederique Constant celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2023. The annual watch fair Geneva Watch Days was the ideal occasion to highlight the brand’s history and watchmaking exeprtise by unveiling its 31st in-house caliber, coupled with an exceptional evening celebration on August 30th at Les Voiles, Geneva.
Frederique Constant proudly unveiled its 31st Manufacture calibre, the FC-735, in a brand new creation: the Classic Power Reserve Big Date Manufacture. Housed in a 40mm case, this innovative movement is the brand’s first calibre to offer big date, a moon phase and a power reserve indicator – now for a total of 50 hours. Like all its previous calibres, the three complications, time set function and winding mechanism are all adjusted via the crown at 3 o’clock.
Four editions are introduced. The first two, featuring a platinum case and meteorite dial or a rose gold case and grey anthracite dial, come in limited editions of 35 and 350 respectively. The two others, with a steel case and a blue or silver dial, will form part of the firm’s standard collection.
35th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
In only 35 years, the Geneva manufacture has become an essential player in Swiss Made fine watchmaking between the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Amid this unique success story, it’s never lost sight of its goal: making luxury watchmaking available at a fair price.
To honour this milestone, Frederique Constant held an anniversary celebration on August 30th at Les Voiles, Geneva, in presence of its ambassador, the musician and producer The Avener.