The Slimline Moonphase Manufacture is born out of Frederique Constant’s passion for high-quality horology. The Frederique Constant FC-700 caliber series, originally developed and launched in the 2009 Maxime Manufacture collection, is proof that wonderful technological advances can be made and are still incredibly easy to use. 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.
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STURDY IN-HOUSE FC-705 CALIBER
The FC-705 in-house caliber delivers great precision and performance and drives the hours, minutes, date, and moon phase function that are all adjustable by the crown. The watch lovers will be delighted by its blued steel screws, openwork rotor and harmonious mosaic of perlage and Côtes de Genève decorations. The FC-705 Manufacture caliber, with 26 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve beats at 28’800 alt/h.
Elegance of the shape, timelessness of the style, harmony of the curves, everything contributes to make each of these timepieces a classic in a modern interpretation. The Slimline Manufacture cases feature a 42mm diameter, available in various material and is water-resistant up to 3 ATM (30 meters). A convex sapphire glass lets you admire the very pure and elegant domed dial. The back of the case is covered with see-through sapphire crystal, allowing you to see firsthand the highly and finely decorated calibre.
EASY TO ADJUST
Amazing features are incorporated into the Slimline Collection, but the true genius of these watches is that each complication can be accessed through the watch’s single crown. The crown can be set into three positions. “Position 0” is selected for winding the watch. At “Position 1,” the date can be adjusted by turning the crown clockwise. Turning the crown counter clockwise allows users to adjust the moon phase. Finally, “Position 2” allows users to adjust the hour and minute hands. It’s as easy as that.
The appearance of the moon has not changed since the dawn of time. Yet it continues to inspire the same stirring emotions and passions as when the first men looked to the bright light in the night sky…and wondered. The Slimline Moonphase Manufacture dial presents the date display and moonphase at the 6 o’clock position. An incredible new technology known as “laser ablation” has been used to create an outstandingly detailed and precise image of the moon.