Review of men's Swiss watches Frederique Constant Slim Line Automatic

Wrist Watch

“When assembling watches, the main thing is not to scratch, break or lose anything” Pim Köslag, Technical Director of Production at Frederique Constant.

The window of the manufactory offers a view of the Alps. Perfect cleanliness, a lot of light - windows along the entire long wall, above each table - a ceiling lamp and a special lamp, the walls are painted in light, yellowish tones. The workplace is a table with two leather hand cushions, the main tool is a watch magnifier in an eyepiece with a mount, and, of course, tweezers, screwdrivers, rubber fingertips, and a grease pen. And a box with a plexiglass hinged lid, divided into 50 square sections, each of which contains axles, wheels, pawls, tribes, stones and tiny, microscopic screws ...

In general, do not scratch or lose anything. The gauge gradually grows in the clamping sleeve, piece by piece. The most qualified craftsmen work here. Tech couldn't have done better than them. Technique perfectly does what it uses itself. And the clockwork needs a man. This is one of the most labor-intensive and precise productions in the world - and it takes a very long time. Frederique Constant watches are created in small quantities precisely because of the long production time.

Frederique Constant watches are worth the price.

In our review, we will talk about mechanical self-winding watches, popular classic models FC-306G4S6 and FC-306G4S6B.

Firstly - Swiss made. This inscription on the dial, the case back and on the self-winding rotor (it can be seen through the sapphire crystal on the case back) almost everything tells the connoisseur. The second inscription - Frederique Constant Geneva will definitely say that these watches are assembled in the manufactory described above.

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Inside the models is a reliable in-house caliber FC-306 (25 jewels, 42-hour power reserve). The watch is part of the Slim Line collection, which means a thin case. In this case, its thickness is 8,7 mm.

The case with a diameter of 40 mm is made of steel, glass - sapphire with double anti-reflective coating. The thin hands look particularly elegant on the black dial. The FC-306G4S6B has a steel bracelet with a soft fastening to the case, equipped with a butterfly clasp, a black leather strap with a folding clasp.

A neat window at 3 o'clock displays the current date. And no additional complications. A classic at its finest!

Water protection is very modest - up to 30 meters - it's not scary in the rain, but we definitely don't recommend swimming. Yes, and why? For swimming, you can buy something else, but this thin watch is worth showing respect and tact! After all, this is the perfect Swiss classic.


FC-306G4S6B FC-306G4S6
Mechanism type: mechanical self-winding mechanical self-winding
Caliber: FC-306 FC-306
Housing: steel steel
Dial: the black gray
A bracelet: steel leather belt
Water protection: 30 meters 30 meters
Стекло: sapphire dome with double-sided anti-reflective coating sapphire
The calendar: number number
Dimensions: D 40mm, thickness 8,79mm D 40mm