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Frederique Constant Classics Collection

They say that style is in a constant stage of change, but Frederique Constant, as the namesake suggests, offers a different maxim: that the beauty of watchmaking is timeless, and that an ode to the past is the truest appreciation of horology. Within Frederique Constant's diverse offerings is a collection that sings this very song loudest: the Frederique Constant Classics collection.

About Frederique Constant Classics Watches

Imagine a brand that, in just a few decades, has managed to establish itself as a significant player in the Swiss watch industry. Now imagine that same brand innovating with in-house movements, modern materials, and avante-garde styling. Enter Frederique Constant.
The storied brand's Classics collection is one of its earliest releases, with its initial introduction occurring in the early 1990s. By 1994, Frederique Constant released its first Heart Beat timepiece, with the aperture at 12 o'clock becoming a signature staple of both the brand and the Classics collection. Similar open-heart designs can be found in Frederique Constant's much sportier Highlife collection.

Frederique Constant Classics History

Founded by Aletta and Peter Stas in 1988, with their first collection released in 1992, Frederique Constant is a relatively new player in the Swiss watch game. Though they had humble beginnings, they continuously innovated and released watches that punched far above their weight in terms of price to quality.
They were, and are, well known for watches that draw inspiration from some of the titans of the Swiss Watch industry who focus on classic designs and dress pieces. Arguably, their most iconic collection, which draws the most inspiration from the aforementioned brands, is the Classics Collection.
With everything from Roman numerals, Guilloché dials, Breguet hands, and slim designs that are easy to fit under a cuff, the Frederique Constant Classics collection is an appropriate accompaniment to a black tie event, while also maintaining the ability to wear nicely with jeans and a t-shirt.

How Much Do Frederique Constant Classics Watches Cost?

Frederique Constant watches are considered "entry-level" Swiss luxury timepieces. They start at about $1000, and certain limited edition, precious metal, or tourbillon models can get into the $15,000-$20,000 range. The vast majority of Frederique Constant offerings, however, fall between $1500 and $3500. No matter what your budget is, Frederique Constant is a reputable brand that offers real Swiss luxury at an attainable price.

Model Starting Price Unique Features
Frederique Constant Classics Heart Beat Automatic
(ref: FC-310MC5B6)
$1,595 Guilloché dial with printed Roman numerals and an open-heart design
Frederique Constant Classics Heart Beat Moonphase Date
(ref: FC-335MCGRW4P26)
$1,995 Pointer date and moonphase complication
Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic
(ref: FC-303NN5B6B)
$1,295 Blue dial with applied indices and date function
Frederique Constant Classics Carree Ladies
(ref: FC-200MCD15B)
$2,795 Clous De Paris Guilloché dial and yellow gold plated square case with 34 inset diamonds
Frederique Constant Classics Classic Power Reserve
(ref: FC-735N3H6)
$4,995 Manufacture caliber with date, power reserve, and moonphase complication
Frederique Constant Classics Moon and Stars Diamond
(ref: FC-220NSD3BD4)
$3,095 Rose gold plated case with a bezel set with 40 diamonds; the hand-polished hands accentuate the starry dial
Frederique Constant Classics Quartz Chronograph Triple Calendar
(ref: FC-296SW5B6B)
$1,395 Chronograph functionality with day, month, and pointer date complication

What's Unique About Frederique Constant Classics Watches?

These are not your grandfather's dress watch, and we mean that-literally. Frederique Constant's inception began with an ode to traditional watchmaking, but crafted with contemporary materials, movements, and colors, Frederique Constant has paved the way for the "return" of classic timepieces at an accessible price point. From moonphase complications to Clous De Paris Guilloché dials, Frederique Constant successfully marries old-world horological techniques to new designs.

Frederique Constant Classics Movements

Frederique Constant, like the vast majority of Swiss watchmakers, relied on ETA and Sellita-produced movements. These "workhorse" movements, available as automatics or quartz, were robust, reliable, and aligned with the rest of FC's competition. That said, with the backing of Citizen Watch corporation, Frederique Constant invested heavily in manufacturing their own movements.
Frederique Constant's transition to in-house movements marked a significant milestone in their horological journey. Their in-house calibers exemplify their dedication to craftsmanship and precision, offering enhanced reliability and showcasing Frederique Constant's technical prowess and commitment to watchmaking.
Furthermore, their foray into tourbillon movements represents the pinnacle of their watchmaking artistry and expertise. The Manufacture Tourbillon collection, featuring heirloom quality timepieces like the Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture, exhibits Frederique Constant's ability to accomplish the highest levels of horology.

Frederique Constant Classics Watch Colors

One of the great things about Frederique Constant is that they are willing, as a brand, to take chances with color. They offer the classics: blacks, blues, silvers, and whites. But they also take chances and offer vibrant greens, starry dials, robust reds, and on and on. No matter what your color palette is, Frederique Constant has an offering for you within their Classics collection.

Frederique Constant Classics Watch Materials

The Frederique Constant Classics collection is crafted from stainless steel. Some models are offered with gold or rose gold plating. All Frederique Constant Classics watches are made with sapphire glass crystals for extra scratch resistance and durability. Across the range, Frederique Constant offers stainless steel bracelets, calf leather, and even exotic straps made from alligator leather.

Frederique Constant Classics Watch Complications

There is a wide range of complications available within the Frederique Constant Classics collection, meeting the needs of even the most discerning of enthusiasts. Within the range, there are pointer date, moonphase, day-date, chronograph, world time, and GMT timepieces available. Feel free to inquire with us about a specific complication you may be interested in!

Buying Frederique Constant Classics Watches

Frederique Constant Classics watches can be purchased from any authorized dealer of Frederique Constant. The best way to purchase a new watch is always from an authorized dealer, as you are ensuring the watch will arrive with a full warranty. That said, not all authorized dealers are made equal. Department stores often put regular salespersons without expertise in the watch industry behind the counter, and in such cases, the customer will not always get the best experience or information.
At Exquisite Timepieces, we live and breathe watches-any and all of your questions will be answered! Exquisite Timepieces is an authorized dealer for Frederique Constant, and you can view the full range on our website from the convenience of your home. Of course, if you find yourself in Naples, Florida, please stop by our showroom Monday through Saturday from 10AM-5PM.

Caring for Your Frederique Constant Classics Watch

Caring for a luxury timepiece requires attentiveness in order to preserve its beauty and functionality. Regularly clean the case and strap with a soft, lint-free cloth to prevent scratches and foreign debris. Avoid exposing the watch to extreme shocks and magnetic fields, as this can negatively impact the timekeeping. Store your watch in a watch box or pouch, protecting it from dust and humidity. Finally, be sure to follow all service intervals recommended by the manufacturer.
Be at ease, because all Frederique Constant watches come with a two-year manufacturer's warranty, ensuring headache-free ownership. Be sure to follow all recommendations in the owner's manual, but if an issue does arrive, you can also use Exquisite Timepieces authorized watch service and repair. Take the guesswork out of service and entrust your timepiece with the professionals.
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Frederique Constant Classics FAQ

When was the Frederique Constant Classics released?

The Frederique Constant Classics collection was released in the early 1990s and has been a staple of the brand for nearly thirty years.

How much is a Frederique Constant Classics watch?

Frederique Constant Classics watches start in the low to mid $1,000 dollar range. On average, they will cost around $2,000, depending on the model.

Find you new Frederique Constant Classics with Exquisite Timepieces

Choosing your new Frederique Constant Classics watch is a decision deserving of confidence and assurance. From the precision of its craftsmanship to its meticulous finishing and celebrated performance, let us be your guide in selecting the perfect timepiece.
As an authorized dealer of Frederique Constant, explore our curated collection online or experience the exclusive range available at our boutique in Naples, Florida. Every order from our Frederique Constant Classics collection includes complimentary delivery and comprehensive insurance, ensuring your luxury watch arrives securely.
At Exquisite Timepieces, we're renowned for our expertise in luxury timepieces and our enduring partnerships with esteemed brands like Frederique Constant. For detailed insights into our services and FAQs about luxury watches, delve into our resources. Feel free to reach out anytime for guidance on your new Frederique Constant Classics timepiece.
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