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Frederique Constant Classics New Edition

Swiss watch brand Frederique Constant presents the updated edition of its Classic collection, featuring more modern, stronger, more contemporary design. The updated 2021 editions now form part of a livelier and more contemporary dynamic, while preserving their timeless and elegant design. To this end, Frederique Constant has done significant work, allowing three variations of its Classics to return to centre stage: the Classics Index Automatic, Classics Quartz GMT and Classics Quartz. A total of 11 new versions are already available to revitalise this key collection.

Classics Index Automatic

In the new edition, the brand welcomes five new Classics Index Automatic models. Two-part guilloché dials have been replaced by plain matt blue, white or black dials.

Roman numerals have given way to the modernity of applied hour markers, bevelled and tinged with luminescent material. Hands that were slender and tapered are now sword shaped, showcasing stronger and bolder geometric lines.

Steel adorns four of the 40 mm diameter cases, the fifth being rose gold-plated with blued steel hands. Each variation is powered by the automatic FC-303 calibre, offering a power reserve of 38 hours, and complemented by a nubuck-finish leather strap in brown, black, or blue, with the exception of the “full steel” model, which features a blue dial and a coordinating steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Classics Index Automatic

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds, date

Movement
FC-303 caliber, automatic
38-hour power reserve, 26 jewels, 28’800 alt/h

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-part case/ Polished rose gold-plated stainless steel 2-part case for FC-303NV5B4
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Versions

Reference FC-303NB5B6

Black dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Black calf leather strap with alligator embossing, nubuck finishing and black stitching
Recommended retail price: 895€

Reference FC-303NN5B6B

Navy blue dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel bracelet
Recommended retail price: 995€

Reference FC-303NN5B6

Navy blue dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Blue calf leather strap with alligator embossing, nubuck finishing and off-white stitching
Recommended retail price: 895€

Reference FC-303NV5B4

Silver dial, applied rose gold plated indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished rose gold plated hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment
Blue second hand
Date window at 3 o’clock
Brown calf leather strap with alligator embossing, nubuck finishing and off-white stitching
Recommended retail price: 1’095€

Reference FC-303NS5B6

Silver dial, applied silver indexes with white luminous treatment
Hand-polished silver hour and minute hands with white luminous treatment
Blue second hand
Date window at 3 o’clock
Brown calf leather strap with alligator embossing, nubuck finishing off-white stitching
Recommended retail price: 895€

Classics Quartz GMT

The “Classics Quartz GMT” range welcomes three new models. All share a 40 mm steel case, a sunray-brushed dial and a quartz movement powering three hands for the hours, minutes and central second time zone, hovering over a date window at 3 o’clock.

The luminescent hour hands are complemented by a central GMT pointer finished with a red arrow, showing the second time zone at a glance, anywhere in the world and without the risk of day/night confusion, being calibrated immediately over 24 hours.

In the same vein, any adjustments to the settings can be made using the single crown. When the hands are at midnight, the second time zone can be adjusted by turning the crown in one direction.

The first model, with a grey dial and a brown nubuck-finish calfskin strap, is followed by a very stylish second model featuring a blue dial and a blue strap, complemented by the sportier third variation, complete with a black dial on a steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Classics Quartz GMT

Functions
Hours, minutes, date, GMT

Movement
FC-252 caliber, quartz
1 Jewels, 45 months battery life

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Versions

Reference FC-252DGS5B6B

Dark grey dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel bracelet
Recommended retail price: 795€

Reference FC-252NS5B6

Navy blue dial sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Navy blue leather strap with nubuck finishing and off-white stitching
Recommended retail price: 695€

Reference FC-252SS5B6

Silver dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Brown leather strap nubuck finishing and off-white stitching
Recommended retail price: 695€

Classics Quartz

With its three new “Classics Quartz” models, Frederique Constant is reaffirming its vision for timeless, affordable and beautifully finished watches.

Within a 40 mm steel case housing a silvered dial in blue or black, the super sleek and understated aesthetic focuses attention on the essence of time measurement: two hands for the hours and minutes, along with the date window.

In the absence of seconds hands, there is nothing to distinguish this Classics Quartz aesthetically from a mechanical watch. Indeed, there are more subtle similarities, thanks to its high level of finishing: the sunray-brushed dial, polished case, applied hour markers doubled at 12 o’clock and topstitched nubuck-finish leather strap or three-link steel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Classics Quartz

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Functions
Hours, minutes, date

Movement
FC-220 caliber, quartz
1 Jewels, 45 months battery life

Case
Polished stainless steel 2-part case
Diameter of 40 mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM

Versions

Reference FC-220SS5B6

Silver dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Brown calf leather strap with nubuck finishing and off-white stitching
Recommended retail price: 595€

Reference FC-220DGS5B6

Dark grey dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Brown calf leather strap with nubuck finishing and off-white stitching
Recommended retail price: 595€

Reference FC-220NS5B6B

Navy blue dial with sunray decoration, applied silver indexes
Hand-polished silver hands with white luminous treatment
Date window at 3 o’clock
Stainless steel bracelet
Recommended retail price: 695€

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