Frederique Constant has been manufacturing its own movements designed, produced and assembled since 2004. This major development has made Frederique Constant more independent and autonomous, and has more control over production lines, quality improvements and accelerated production. In May 2017, the brand announced the expansion of its existing watchmaking plant in Plan-les-Ouates.
Slimline Moonphase Manufacture is equipped with a new in-house movement designed, produced and assembled by Frederique Constant.
This decision is entirely due to the growing popularity of its own movement series. Its own movement series watches have become a signature feature of Frederique Constant, and loyal customers love every Frederique Constant movement. Therefore, in order to meet the growing demand of Frederique Constant fans for their movements, Frederick Chief Executive Peter Stas decided to expand the existing watchmaking factory. The new watch factory will promote Frederique Constant to a future full of opportunities, and to explore a new era of technological innovation, while continuing the Swiss watchmaking tradition.
New FC-702 movement
Slimline Moonphase Manufacture is equipped with its own FC-702 movement. This movement is based on the brand’s iconic moon camera movement and is the latest addition to Frederique Constant’s 24 home-made movements. It has been redesigned to split the moon phase and date display into two small dials, and both functions can be adjusted through a single crown. The movement features the famous fish scales and Geneva ripples found on all Frederique Constant home-made movements. Frederique Constant’s R & D department took two years to get this movement to perfection and launch it in the market.
Available in silver and black dials, this timepiece comes with a rose gold-plated or stainless steel case. The watch is equipped with a 38.8mm case, a sapphire crystal glass surface, and a 42-hour power reserve. The see-through caseback allows you to see the working conditions inside the FC-702 movement. The small phases of the moon phase and date display are located at 3 and 9 o’clock. The case is elegantly set against the curve, with hand-applied indexes and hand-polished hands. A dark brown or black alligator strap completes the look of this watch.
In Slimline Moonphase Manufacture, Frederique Constant continues the tradition of fine watchmaking and sophisticated technical strength.