A Rea­son To Cel­e­brate

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— Fred­erique Con­stant marked its 30 years of ex­is­tence with a new lim­ited edi­tion that com­bines its three decades of watch­mak­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with its long­time pur­suit of “Ac­ces­si­ble Lux­ury.” The new Lim­ited Edi­tion Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Tour­bil­lon Man­u­fac­ture was un­veiled in Paris at the end of Septem­ber 2018 and is the most com­plex time­piece the brand has re­leased yet. The 42-mm watch uti­lizes the ex­per­tise that Fred­erique Con­stant gained when pro­duc­ing its Man­u­fac­ture Tour­bil­lon in 2008 and its Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar from 2016.

The new FC-975 man­u­fac­ture cal­iber fea­tures a sil­i­con es­cape­ment wheel and an­chor (Fred­erique Con­stant was an early pro­po­nent of the ben­e­fits of sil­i­con tech­nol­ogy) with a 38-hour power re­serve and a rate of 28,800 vph. The move­ment’s clas­sic dec­o­ra­tion fea­tures both côtes de Gen­eve and per­lage. On the front side of the dial, the watch is seg­mented into three in­di­ca­tors – day of week, month, leap year and date – with an open­ing for the tour­bil­lon at 6 o’clock. At launch, the Per­pet­ual Cal­en­dar Tour­bil­lon Man­u­fac­ture is split into four dif­fer­ent ver­sions, with your se­lec­tion of ei­ther a plated rose-gold or stain­less-steel case, and ei­ther a skele­tonized dial or one with sub­tle guil­loché-in­spired de­tail­ing. Prices start at $19,995 for the closed-dial model in stain­less steel and go up to $32,995 for the 18k rosegold-plated model with a skele­tonized dial. All mod­els other than the skele­ton, rose-gold model – which is lim­ited to 30 pieces – are lim­ited to 88 pieces.

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