Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer men's watch review

Why are your watches running out? they ask me. - But the point is not that they spread! The bottom line is that my watch shows the exact time. Salvador Dalli

Salvador Domenech Felipe Jacinth Dali and Domenech, the Marquis de Poubol, known to the world as Salvador Dali, preferred Swiss watches to all other watches, which is not at all strange. And it is quite natural that during the years of his incredible glory he wore the best examples. But what kind of watch could a brilliant artist buy now? We can’t say for sure, but we recommend Frederique Constant to today’s geniuses. The artistic level at which all clocks are made Frederique Constant, is not inferior to the best works of world art.

The history of the Swiss watch company Frederic Constant is romantic and curious. The name of the company comes from the names of its first two founders - Frederic Schreiner and Konstan Stas. Their co-creation marked the beginning of the watch company founded in 1904. Schreiner and Stas set a noble goal for themselves: without reducing the unique quality of the best Swiss watches, to make them available to a wider range of buyers than bankers and large industrialists. The idea turned out to be unrealizable at that time, and soon - for almost a century! The company has ceased to exist.

But a good idea is the most viable thing in our world. In 1988, Peter Stas, the great-grandson of Konstan Stas, rediscovered it in Geneva with his wife, Allet Stas. Frederique Constant handles the entire production process: design, caliber development, parts manufacturing and assembly. By 2007, the company had fully recovered and sold over 80 watches. A little? Oh yeah. There simply cannot be many such hours!

Peter Stas tried to keep the concept of the original enterprise, and therefore today Frederique Constant, as well as a hundred years ago, specializes in the production of quality watches at reasonable prices.

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The modern motto of Frederique Constant is "Live Your Passion". This passion can be precision, beauty, grace. The hallmarks of Frederique Constant watches - a guilloche dial, as well as a window that allows you to see the work of the mechanism, brought Frederique Constant a quick but well-deserved fame and became its "calling card".

Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer

In the series Classics Manufacture Worldtimer several models are presented. Two models (FC-718MC4H6 и FC-718MC4H4) differ from each other only in the execution of the case - steel or steel with gilding. The dial and the belt are practically the same, the caliber is even more so.

And here are two other models (FC-718WM4H4 и FC-718WM4H6) They feature an intricately crafted silver map of the world on the dial, and a brown or blue strap that harmonizes perfectly with a stylish or gold-plated case. Arrows are deep blue.

The watch has a neat case with a diameter 42mm, thickness 12,1mm. World time. The mechanism is installed inside the watch FC-718 with 42 hours power reserve. The mechanism is decorated with pearl graining and ornaments Cotes de Geneve (Geneva waves). And, of course, it's Frederique Constant! - an elaborately decorated dial and a transparent case back, allowing you to admire the work of a magnificent movement. The hands are polished by hand.

In addition, thin discs also indicate Times of Day, whether it is day (white disc) or night (dark disc).




In our reviews, we try to avoid big words. But here, they seem to be indispensable. Magnificence is like one of those details without which the watch simply will not run!

As we have already said, the watch is presented in a case steel or rose gold plated steel.

All functions of the watch, including the determination of the date and time in all time zones, are controlled and adjusted using the crown.

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Date indicator represents a small dial placed at 6 o'clock, and a miniature hand indicates the correct number.

Word worldtimer in the name of the collection is not a publicity stunt: the outer contour of the dial indicates simultaneously the time in 24 largest cities in the world.

Alligator leather strap with classic clasp. Water procedures are contraindicated for Swiss watches - the level of water protection is low - to 50 meters.

The watch is offered in branded wooden case handmade with an engraved plate confirming the uniqueness of this watch and its authenticity.

Models are part of a limited edition collection - only 1888 copies.

TECH SPECS

FC-718MC4H4 FC-718MC4H6 FC-718WM4H6
Mechanism type: mechanical self-winding mechanical self-winding mechanical self-winding
Caliber: FC-718 FC-718 FC-718
Housing: rose gold plated steel steel steel
Dial: silvery guilloche silvery guilloche silver
A bracelet: alligator leather strap alligator leather strap alligator leather strap
Water protection: 50 meters 50 meters 50 meters
Стекло: sapphire sapphire sapphire
The calendar: number number number
Dimensions: D 42mm, thickness 12,1mm D 42mm, thickness 12,1mm D 42mm, thickness 12,1mm
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