The Classics Art Deco Round: Frederique Constant’s brand-new re-interpretation



Very often seen as the starting point of watch collections, the perfect circle is, for Frederique Constant, a carefully considered style culmination. 

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Frederique Constant manufacture of luxury wristwatches based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva unveiled five new round watch models in its Classics Art Deco collection. A return to the basics, both contemporary and classic, for a collection created 13 years ago and whose success is attested on the wrist of the today’s woman.

This new, 100% feminine model builds on over 10 years of watchmaking and stylistic achievements. Frederique Constant created the “Classics Art Deco” range in 2007. Going against the fashion grain, it already showed the family house’s spirit of total independence: although the trend was towards “oversize” and mixed watches, Frederique Constant sought a timeless classicism, with a delicate and elegant collection. It was followed in 2013 by a daring oval variation, an assertive and distinguished silhouette still in the collection.

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In 2020, the round form is offered for the first time in the “Classics Art Deco” collection.

Long-awaited by collectors and fans of fine watchmaking, it is the result of a thinking process of over ten years about the design, femininity and subtleness, shared the luxury watch manufacture.

The new Frederique Constant Classics Art Deco Round line has appropriated the classic look of its elders while asserting itself as a timepiece of the age. Resolutely modern, the watch is above all feminine, with a very delicate casing, of harmonious proportions and considerable finesse. The casing has also been slightly curved to perfectly fit the contour of the wrist.

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Careful consideration has been given to the finishes of this new range with minute attention to detail.

The casing, for example, of a delicate diameter of only 30 mm, has been grooved on its middle, in accordance with the strict standards of luxury watchmaking. On the dial, the hours and minutes are shown by needles, hand refined and polished in the so-called “cored apple” style imposed by Breguet over 200 years ago. They glide over a dial guilloche´ from its centre outwards which diffuses the light towards the hours expressed in Roman numerals. Three of the five available models combine this guilloche´ sun with a mother-of-pearl outer dial whose soft reflections will animate a watch case in a steel or rose gold finish.

Each dial comes with its own strap available in either steel, steel / plated rose gold or blue satin, with a soft and silky feel. These two models complete their hint of glamour with a discreet mounting of 9 diamonds set into each horn, in addition to the cabochon in the crown of each model. Designed for the everyday dress of modern, distinguished women, these models have a Frederique Constant quartz movement, offering 6 years of operation.

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