THE CLASSICS MANUFACTURE
Frederique Constant is known for its classical and refined timepieces of exceptional value. Pure lines and a timeless design are the hallmarks of every watch within the Classics collection. Other attributes that never go out of fashion include reliability and durability. Every timepiece within the Classics collection has been engineered to the most exacting standards. The Brand’s philosophy of providing luxury watches at affordable prices holds true across the range.
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THE WATCHMAKING EXCELLENCE
Fully conceived, developed, produced, assembled, adjusted, and encased in our workshops in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland, the manufacturing process of the Manufacture collection timepieces requires extensive work. All the details are executed by hand, mostly, for the pure pleasure of the connoisseurs of high-quality watchmaking.
FC-700 CALIBER SERIES
As a result, in 2009, the FC-700 in-house caliber was born. In line with our Accessible Luxury philosophy, these cost-savings were transferred to the final consumer, by offering these Frederique Constant Manufacture timepieces at unbeatable retail prices.
Over the past years, our designers, engineers, technical team, and dedicated watchmakers have all worked together to develop the FC-700 caliber series. What started as a relatively basic caliber, has evolved. Today, the full range of features and complications of any timepiece using an FC-700-series caliber can be quite simply adjusted via the watch’s single crown.
Frederique Constant has been conceiving, developing, and producing its in-house Manufacture Calibers since 2004. The first caliber was the Heart Beat Manufacture, cal. FC-910 with its iconic aperture in the dial and mainplate at 6 o’clock position. Newer versions of the Heart Beat Manufacture included various complications followed. In 2008, the design and development briefing for a second base caliber was very straight forward: redevelop all components and search to reduce cost of manufacturing, while at least maintaining the same high-quality level of the Heart Beat Manufacture calibers.
The Classics Manufacture is equipped with the FC-710 Automatic Manufacture caliber, featuring a date counter at 6 o’clock and a central second hand. Functions are all adjustable by the crown only. Beating at 4 Hz (28’800 alt/h) with a 38-hour power reserve, the caliber is water resistant up to 5 ATM (50 meters). Through the convex sapphire glass, you will admire the delicate Clous de Paris guilloché.