Affordable luxury: Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic


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As we all know by now, Frederique Constant is all about affordable luxury. Ever since they have been established in 1988, the brand’s focus has been on offering their products not only to limited and elitist circle of watch aficionados, but also to a wider selection of enthusiasts who want to enjoy high quality classical timepieces at reasonable prices. The Accessible Luxury motto is present in all Frederique Constant watches. Aletta Bax and Peter Stas, the brand’s founders, believe that owning a genuine high-quality Swiss made watch should be the simplest of tasks. Today Frederique Constant continues this practice introducing the new Classics Index Automatic. Available in stainless steel and rose gold plating, the watch is priced at CHF 950 and CHF 1,150 respectively. The timepiece is available is available at authorized Frederique Constant retailers worldwide.

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With this watch, Frederique Constant continues its affordable luxury philosophy

 

The latest Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic is the perfect companion for every gentleman. A man is born a man, but it is his life decisions that shape him into a gentleman. Through choice, a man can acquire character, intelligence, strength and style, and will put his best effort into every part of his life. This of course also includes the choice of his watch :) . Much like a suit, an elegant man’s watch reflects his chivalry, his attitude, and his flawless taste. The new Classics Index Automatic magnifies these qualities and elevates any man to the status of Gentleman! Ok Frederique Constant, if you say so :) .

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Designed for modern gentlemen

 

Elegance, classicism and refinement are all traits of a proper gentleman, but the key element is to remain modest and humble. Simplicity will always be an essential part of his life and his classic timepiece will be there to accompany him on his journey. Minimalistic to the core, the Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic comes in two versions: stainless steel (ref. FC-303MS5B6) and rose gold-plated stainless steel (ref. FC-303MV5B4). Both models are 40 mm wide and water resistant to 50 meters. The cases also include a delicately decorated winding crown and a transparent sapphire caseback. The stainless steel and rose gold-plated model both feature an elegant silver-colored dial with guilloché decoration, applied Roman numeral indexes and exquisite feuille-style hands. The stainless steel model has pearl black hands and hour indexes while the rose gold-plated version features hands and indexes that match the case. In terms of functions, the dials are simple and straightforward, displaying only hours, minutes, central seconds and date at 3 o’clock.

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Each dial features a beautiful guilloché decoration

 

Powering these two classical pieces is the caliber FC-303 with 26 jewels. Visible through the transparent sapphire caseback, it is based on the Sellita’s SW200-1 movement. The self-winding caliber FC-303 beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of approximately 38 hours. Completing the two Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic models is a stylish alligator leather strap, black for the stainless steel model and dark brown for the rose gold-plated version. Both straps are secured with a pin buckle that matches the case.

 

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