Ancient civilizations were the first to use celestial bodies as a time-telling device. Egyptians first created the Lunar calendar thousands of years ago and it is at the origin of the official “year” as we know it today, that is consisted of 12 months and divided into 29.5 days on average per month. The length of the month was determined by the time between two full moons and its 8 phases, known as a cycle. We have to wait until the 16th century to find the first clock with a moonphase complication, and it is not until the late 19th, early 20th century that it transitioned to pocket watches and then later on to wristwatches.
A complication for the curious wanderer
Frederique Constant introduces a new version of its iconic Slimline Moonphase Manufacture; a timepiece that mimics the moon’s transformation through the night’s sky on your wrist. Inspired by previous models, this newest version reveals the same timeless elegance and style, a trademark of the collection.
The Slimline Moonphase Manufacture
The moonphase complication is, as in all Frederique Constant timepieces, of simple use. To set it up, you will need to consult a moonphase calendar and match the phase of the moon to your watch. To do so, simply push the crown once and move it downward to mimic that particular night’s moon phase, afterwards, move the crown upward to set up the date and you are ready to enjoy your Slimline Moonphase Manufacture.
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.