Affordable Automatics —
— Frederique Constant has announced two new automatic dress watches priced right around $1,000. Placed within the Classics Index Automatic line, the two new timepieces are North American exclusives and are a welcome addition to the brand’s value-driven catalog. The 40mm stainless-steel watches come in either black or navy with a matching leather strap. The applied, silver indexes and hands have a pool of white lume and there’s a date window at 3 o’clock. Inside the watches is the FC-303 automatic movement with a 38-hour power reserve. There’s an exhibition caseback and, thanks to the convex sapphire crystal, the watch has a water resistance of up to 5 atm/50 meters. The two new additions to the Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic collection are priced at $1,095.