Introducing the Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture Moonphase (specs & price)

June 11, 2021
4 min read

When it comes to purchase a genuine dress watch, what will be your assumptions? Whatever the money you’re prepared to spend into this so-wanted watch, you’ll presumably need it to look tasteful, to have a fascinating development, to be highlighted for certain complications and to be normally exquisite. Having a manufacture development would obviously be a welcomed extra… Which often implies that this watch you’re looking for will cost you A LOT. Frederique Constant might anyway be an invigorating other option, particularly with their most recent offer. Let’s examine the Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture Moonphase.

Frederique Constant has been known for making appealing, tasteful and exquisite watches that are presently highlighting an element that truly converses with us here, at Monochrome-Watches: an in-house development. Indeed, they’ve been creating (since 2004, in their manufacture situated close to Geneva) a greater number of types than you could anticipate. In this Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture Moonphase is in actuality encased the nineteenth in-house development of the brand, which makes it a significant sound watchmaker, right. Yet, prior to talking about our #1 subject, let’s take a gander at the watch itself.

The first thing to note is the width picked by Frederique Constant for this Classic Manufacture Moonphase. Prior to this watch, the brand was utilized to convey watches with a 42mm case, a significant hearty measurement considering the dressier methodology – something that was much more risky on the thin versions. Here, the case has been diminished to a more exquisite and simple 40.5mm. The plan of this case (and this will likewise be the situation for the dial) is unmistakably taking motivation in probably the best watches around (not to name them, some vintage Patek Philippe watches). The case is completely cleaned with adjusted case-groups and tightened, bended hauls. The bezel is rather slight and arched, making a huge opening for the dial. At last, the crown is lovely, with an onion shape. The case is accessible in hardened steel or in rose gold plated pure steel.

Even more charming is the dial. Once more, motivations from some “grande maisons” are available yet the outcome can’t be dismissed: this dial is lovely to take a gander at. The silver plate is somewhat finished with an inconspicuous sunburst finish. The lists are applied to give some more profundity and a more sumptuous inclination. Their rectangular and facetted shape, together with the clean completing, plays a ton with the light, much the same as the facetted Dauphine hands. The presentation stays classical yet rich and adjusted, with the 3 principle signs on the focal pivot (hours, minutes and seconds) while the date and the moon-stage are shown in an auxiliary dial at 6 – again an extremely classical format that offers reverberation to probably the most looked for after watches around. This dial unmistakably is exquisite and pleasant.

Together with the development, the coolest element of this watch is obviously situated on the back. It highlights something that you ordinarily find in uncommon vintage watches: an officer caseback. Behind this pivoted assurance sit another caseback made in sapphire that permits a view on the development. This calibre FC-715 is, as said already, planned, created and collected in-house by Frederique Constant. This advanced self-winding development beats at 28.800 bhp and flaunts 42 hours of force save. Its very enormous measurement (30.5mm) makes it charming to take a gander at, just as the nature of the completion – round Geneva stripes on the fundamental scaffold, blued screws, roundabout graining on the lower spans, inclined points and a plated rotor.

In the end, we obviously are before an exceptionally rich watch that, thinking about the motivations in the plan and the nature of the completing, feels subjective and extravagant. Be that as it may, the cost required remaining parts in the lower scope of extravagance watches (less expensive, however not very modest either). At 3.120 Euros in treated steel and 3.490 Euros in rose gold plated spotless steel, it offers the chance to have an intriguing in-house development and a legitimate roused look, without breaking your bank account. .