Saturday, October 3, 2015

Frederique Constant Manufacture Pocket Watch

Swiss Watch Manufacturer Frederique Constant pays a tribute to the historical and traditional Lépine watch with the launch in 2015 of a Manufacture Pocket Watch.

These timepieces with their appealing soberness have been for many years the masterpieces of precision and sophistication of Swiss watchmakers. Characterised by a winding-stem at 12 o’clock, the pocket watch is a rare example of the best in mechanical horology, combining craftsmanship with the most advanced of contemporary watchmaking technologies.
The Frederique Constant Pocket watch is powered by the new in-house FC-700 calibre, a high-performance movement, completely developed and manufactured in the Frederique Constant Ateliers at Plan-les-Ouates. This calibre is added to the 18 in-house movements already available.
Hand-wound with a power reserve of 42-hours and 18 jewels, the sapphire case back of the pocket watch, enables the finesse and sophistication of the details of the movement to be observed, such as the perlage.
The movement is housed either in a stainless steel or rose gold plated watchcase of 45mm, which was designed and constructed to fit comfortably in the palm of a hand. The dial of the watch is in the classic Frederique Style with hand-applied roman numerals and black index marks. The highly detailed, eye-catching silver dial of the pocket watch is finished with distinguished guilloche patterns.

Like every pocket watch, it has an officer-style-dust-cover case back that is hinged from the inside. The pocket watch is delivered in a very elegant custom made wooden gift box.


Reference: FC-700MC6PW6
Case
Polished stainless steel 3-parts case, diameter of 45mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Hinged case back
Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Movement
FC-700-PW Manufacture caliber, Mechanical hand-winding movement
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
18 jewels, 42 hours power reserve

Dial
Silvered dial, guilloché decoration, withprintedroman numerals
Hand polished black oxid hands

Bracelet
Stainless steel chain

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

Reference: FC-700MC6PW4
Case
Polished stainless steel rose gold plated 3-parts case
Diameter of 45mm
Convex sapphire crystal
Hinged case back
Water-resistant to 3 ATM

Movement
FC-700-PW Manufacture caliber, Mechanical hand-winding movement
Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement
18 jewels, 42 hours power reserve

Dial
Silvered dial, guilloché decoration, withprintedroman numerals
Hand polished black oxid hands

Bracelet
Stainless steel rose gold plated chain

Functions
Hours, minutes, seconds

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