This year, Swiss luxury watch brand Frederique Constant is presenting its first in-house perpetual calendar with the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar.
Designed in keeping with classical watchmaking principles and updated with innovative 21st century techniques, the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar of Frederique Constant is a robust, reliable and easy to adjust complication watch that suits the wearer’s demands.
The in-house movement encased in this watch, was entirely created by Manuel Da Silva Matos, R&D director, and Pim Koeslag, technical director of Frederique Constant, after two years of research and development.
The Frederique Constant Manufacture Perpetual Calendar is one of the most innovative yet easy to assemble perpetual calendar watch ever produced. The designers used the latest technology in the design of the movement parts. The calculations and the machines used to make the parts are state of the art and very precise.
Produced and assembled at the Frederique Constant manufactory at Plan-les-Ouates ateliers, the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar houses the new in-house FC-775 automatic calibre, which drives the hour and minute hands along with the perpetual calendar. The FC-775 calibre measures just 6,7mm thick, beats at a Frequency of 4 HZ (28’8000 vibrations per hour), has 26 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve.
The finishing of the 191 parts, produced with the Frederique Constant CNC machines makes sure that this timepiece is a reliable gauge of long-term functionality. Inset buttons on both sides of the case are used to easily adjust the calendar mechanism. One button near 5 o’clock advances the moonphase, while another near 8 o’clock is used for the date of the week, and the one button at 10 o’clock advances the day and date simultaneously. The hour and minute functions are adjustable through the crown. Once adjusted, this highly sophisticated mechanism will take into account the months with 30 and 31 days, the 28 days of February and also the leap year cycle with the return of 29 February every four years.
Appreciated as a masterpiece in its simplicity and refinement, the perpetual calendar shows the lunar cycles but also the seconds, minutes, hours, date, day, month and year in four digits.
Loyal to the signature codes of the Slimline collection, the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar calibre will be fitted according to your choice between rose gold plated or stainless steel case of 42mm.
The three first models of the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar range are presented with a very clean and pure dial, either silver or blue with the button-hour markers matching the color of the case. All dressed in the finest robes, these 3 new models are fitted with a sapphire case back enabling to admire the FC-775 movement with its Perlage & CircularCôtes de Genève decoration and with a case water-resistant to 3 ATM.
These magnificent timepieces are enhanced with a brown or black alligator strap and are presented in a luxurious wooden gift box.