When renowned Swiss watchmaker, Frederique Constant, launched its new Slimline Moonphase Manufacture range last year, the clear emphasis was on the ease with which all applications could be accessed through the single crown. Combined with classic good looks, stylish elegance and unrivalled reliability, it seemed as though horological perfection may have been achieved. And how do you improve on perfection?
This is the question put to Frederique Constant's team of specialist engineers and passionate designers every single day, and it is to their eternal credit that they never cease to come up with new ideas, new solutions to old problems and new looks that invariably turn heads and draw admiring glances.
From ultra-chic to super-sporty
This year, Frederique Constant introduces a new look to two of its exceptionally popular Slimline Moonphase Manufacture models. In a single stroke, they have taken these two fabulously stylish models out of the ballroom and boardroom and moved them into the yacht club, tennis club or ski resort.
The FC-705S4S6B is presented with a gleaming, three-part stainless steel case measuring 42mm diameter. The automatic movement features hours, minutes, date and moonphase, all adjustable through the single crown. The stunning domed silver dial is adorned with hand-applied nickel indexes and hands, and is protected by a convex sapphire crystal. The appreciated see-through case back has also been retained.
The FC-705N4S6B offers the same features and functionality, but the dial is a midnight navy blue. Both models are driven by the FC-705 Manufacture caliber, with 26 jewels and an exceptional 42-hour power reserve.
What makes these models stand out is the addition of an ultra-modern and super- sporty stainless steel bracelet, which replaces the previous alligator straps. The new bracelet features a seven-link design and a unique butterfly buckle with pushers, giving the Slimline Moonphase a stylish, outdoors look.
This watch features the FC-705 – Mechanical self-winding movement which is 30 mm large and 6.2 mm thick. This movement is made of 145 parts and 26 jewels and runs at 28800 alt/h (4 Hz). This caliber displays Hours, minutes, date, moonphase and features a All functions adjustable with the crown.