The two new Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture models are presented in a substantial 42mm diameter 3-part case, available either in polished stainless steel or in 18K rose gold. Both come with a see-through case back to let one admire the delicate Perlage & Côtes de Genèvedecorations.
The watches feature a stunning, skeletonized silver colour dial with navy blue sub-dials and outer ring and a navy-blue alligator strap.
The Perpetual Calendar complication also displays the day, date and month and requires even less adjustments than an annual calendar. This highly sophisticated complication acknowledges the number of days each month, displays the year and automatically adjust itself for the leap year. Once set, it will remember the months with 30 and 31 days, the 28 days of February as well as the leap year cycle with the return of 29th of February every four years. The Perpetual Calendar doesn't require any manual correction before 400 years, although there is an exception in the Gregorian Calendar, the watch will need to be adjusted on March 1st, 2100. The hour and minute functions are all adjustable through the crown. The dial presents at 12 o’clock the months and leap year, at 3 o’clock the days and at 9 o’clock the week days.
The tourbillon’s cage sits at 6 o’clock, with its incorporated seconds hand that rotates once everyminute. Each cage is sequentially numbered on the top plate in the center of the cage, matching the limited-edition number on the case. This combination showcases the limited edition of 88 pieces for the stainless-steel version and 30 pieces for the 18K rose gold case.
What makes Frederique Constant's collections memorable is the commitment to develop, produce and assemble all movements entirely in-house, keeping the price of the Manufacture watches very competitive. The Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture stands as a perfect embodiment of these values and stays in line with the brand’s motto: Let more people enjoy luxury.