Frederique Constant Heart Beat Manufacture Silicium Jubilee edition “10 Years HBM“& Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture Jubilee edition “10 Years HBM“

This year, Frederique Constant Geneve is celebrating its 10th anniversary of its in-house hand-crafted movements. To mark this memorable moment the brand has launched two extra-ordinary jubilee edition collections equipped with manufacture’s in house movements.

Since 2004, Frederique Constant is delivering timepieces with manufacture movements that are in-house developed, in-house manufactured and in-house assembled. Following the success of the launch of the first Heart Beat Manufacture Calibre in 2004, Frederique Constant has presented every year an additional version to its Heart Beat Manufacture range. Some features remained constant, such as the signature aperture, perfectly centred at the 6 o’clock position. Each year, however, new design features have been added; the Heart Beat is constantly being revised, updated and technically advanced.

Heart Beat Manufacture timepieces feature the iconic Heart Beat dial aperture at 6 O’Clock. The fine regulation is placed at the dial side of the movement, a patented feature. Via the see-through case-back owners of Frederique Constant Heart Beat Manufacture watches can see the finely decorated movement.

2004 -2014: 15 IN-HOUSE CALIBERS
Since the first delivery of the iconic “Manufacture Heart Beat” movement in 2004, Frederique Constant has developed 15 in house handcrafted calibres:-

  • 2004: FC-910 Hand-winding Heart Beat Manufacture
  • 2005: FC-915 Hand-winding Heart Beat Manufacture with date & moon-phase
  • 2006: FC-930 Automatic Heart Beat Manufacture
  • 2007: FC-935 Automatic Heart Beat Manufacture with date & moon-phase
  • 2008: FC-980 Automatic Tourbillon Manufacture with silicium
  • 2009: FC-700 Automatic date
  • 2009: FC-985 Automatic Tourbillon Manufacture moon-phase with silicium
  • 2010: FC-700-S Automatic date with silicium
  • 2010: FC-720 Automatic date with power reserve
  • 2011: FC-938 Automatic Heart Beat Manufacture GMT
  • 2012: FC-718 Automatic date with world-timer
  • 2012: FC-710 Automatic date
  • 2013: FC-705 Automatic date with moon-phase
  • 2014: FC-945 Automatic Heart Beat Manufacture with date, moon-phase, 24H & silicium
  • 2014: FC-942 Automatic Heart Beat Manufacture with date, moon-phase & silicium

10th Anniversary Collections
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Heart Beat Manufacture legacy, Frederique Constant Genève has launched two new Jubilee models within the Manufacture collection: the new Heart Beat Manufacture Silicium edited at 188 pieces in 18K Rose gold and at 18 pieces in Platinum, and the new Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture edited for the occasion with a dark green finishing at 10 pieces in 18K rose gold and 10 pieces in stainless steel.

The Heart Beat Manufacture watches with the new Silicium escapement are part of the Frederique Constant Manufacture Collection. The Heart Beat Manufacture Silicium features the recognizable popular patented balance wheel bridge on the front side of the calibre.

The Silicium escapement wheel can clearly be seen through the Heart Beat aperture in the dial, working tirelessly and at the same time creating an eye-catching effect. The new Heart Beat Manufacture Silicium Calibre is housed with a case measuring 42 mm in diameter. The popular sapphire crystal see-through case back is another feature certain to please.

Heart Beat Manufacture Silicium Jubilee edition “10 Years HBM“: Reference: FC-942ABSHPT

Movement 
FC-942 Manufacture caliber, automatic, with silicium escapement wheel, anchor and plateau
Perlage & vertical Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
28’800 alt/h, 25 jewels, 42-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, date, moon-phase
Heart Beat aperture at 6 o’clock
Complete escapement wheel in silicium

Case 
Platinum
Polished 2-parts case, diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, see through case back
Water resistant to 3 ATM
Individually numbered

Dial 
Black
Hand-applied indexes with Arabic numbers
Hand-polished hands

Strap  
Black alligator strap

Limited edition 
18 pieces

Heart Beat Manufacture Silicium Jubilee edition “10 Years HBM“ : Reference FC-942ABS4H9

Movement
FC-942 Manufacture caliber, automatic, with silicium escapement wheel, anchor and plateau
Perlage & vertical Côtes de Genève decorationon the movement
28’800 alt/h, 25 jewels, 42-hour power reserve

Functions
Hours, minutes, date, moon-phase
Heart Beat aperture at 6 o’clock
Complete escapement wheel in silicium

Case 
18K Rose gold
Polished 2-parts case, diameter of 42 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, see through case back
Water resistant to 3 ATM
Individually numbered

Dial
Black
Hand-applied indexes with Arabic numbers
Hand-polished hands

Strap
Dark brown alligator strap

Limited edition
188 pieces

Movement Specifications
FC-942 Heart Beat Manufacture with silicium
Mechanical self-winding movement
Silicium escapement wheel, anchor and plateau
Heart Beat aperture, hours, minutes, date and moonphase
13 ¼ line (30.5 mm diameter)
4 Hz, 28.800 Bph
42-Hour power reserve
Incabloc regulation
Incabloc anti-shock (x2)
Côtes de Genève & perlage decoration
Anglage and rhodiage on all bridges
Gold plated rotor decorated with Côtes de Genève

Number of Components
Platine and bridges: 8
Gear train: 15
Automatic wheels: 4
Tirette systems: 7
Reglage systems: 8
Assortments, including the Silicium escapement wheel: 10
Jewels: 25
Screws: 26
Rotor: 1
Other parts : 39
Total: 143

Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture Jubilee edition “10 Years HBM“: Reference FC-980DG4S6

Movement 
FC-980 Manufacture caliber, automatic Tourbillon with silicium escapement wheel and anchor
Perlage & Côtes de Genève decorations on the movement
28’800 alt/h, 33 jewels, 42-hour power reserve
Individually numbered

Functions
Hours, minutes, day and night indicator, one minute Tourbillon

Case
Stainless steel
Polished 3-parts case, diameter of 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, see through case back
Water resistant to 3 ATM

Dial
Green
Curved, with hand-applied indexes
Hand-polished hands

Strap
Dark green alligator strap with folding buckle

Limited edition 
10 pieces

Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture Jubilee edition “10 Years HBM“ : Reference FC-980DG4S9

Movement 
FC-980 Manufacture caliber, automatic Tourbillon with silicium escapement wheel and anchor
Perlage & Côtes de Genève decorations on the movement
28’800 alt/h, 33 jewels, 42-hour power reserve
Individually numbered

Functions
Hours, minutes, day and night indicator, one minute Tourbillon

Case
18K Rose gold
Polished 3-parts case, diameter of 43 mm
Convex sapphire crystal, see through case back
Water resistant to 3 ATM

Dial 
Green
Curved, with hand-applied indexes
Hand-polished hands

Strap
Dark green alligator strap with folding buckle

Limited edition 
10 pieces

Movement specifications
FC-980 Tourbillon Manufacture Silicium
Mechanical self-winding movement
One Minute Tourbillon, hours, minutes, day-night indicator
13 ¼ line (30.5 mm diameter)
4 Hz, 28.800 Bph
42-hours power reserve
Incabloc regulation
Incabloc anti-shock
Glucydur balance wheel
Nivarox No. 1 balance spring (spiral)
Côtes de Genève & perlage decorations
Anglage and rhodiage on all bridges
Gold plated rotor decorated with Côtes de Genève

Number of Components
Tourbillon Cage: 80
Mainplate and Bridges: 7
Gear Train: 10
Automatic Wheels: 5
Tirette systems: 14
Jewels: 33
Screws: 24
Rotor: 1
Other parts: 14
Total: 188

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