The Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Ladies
In the eighties the first moon phase watches were made and, over the years, have become some of the most popular timekeepers. While the Geneve maison Frederique Constant released the Slimline Moonphase for men at Baselworld 2013, they have introduced, this year, their own Slimeline Moonphase collection for women as well.
The 2014 Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Ladies Collection features six new models and are just as classic as the other collections by Frederique Constant. The moon phase display is located at the 6 o’clock position, fits nicely the dial, which is made of mother of pearl (like other moon phase models from other watchmakers) and perfectly mimics the moonglow. The dial itself is protected by a scratch proof sapphire crystal and the delicate hands are hand polished to a rich sheen.
Just like most of the other Frederique Constant models, the Moonphase Ladies Collection has round cases. This time, however, there are no numbers on the dial, just indexes: at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o`clock are slim applied indexes, while on the other eight positions are hand applied diamonds (0.02 ct each). As the name “Slimline” suggests, the Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Ladies Collection has a diameter of 30mm and a height of 7.7mm.
Each model in the line up is powered by the FC-206 quartz five-jewel movement and water resistant to three atmospheres. The designers wanted to create watches with a dainty style, therefore every function (hours, minutes and moon phase) is adjustable through a single crown.
As it has been mentioned, the Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Ladies Collection is available in six different variations. Two of them come with a yellow gold plated steel case. You can choose them with a shiny beige leather strap or a yellow gold plated bracelet with seven rows of gold links. The remaining four models have highly polished stainless steel cases. One has a shiny, dark blue leather strap, while the other one comes with a gleaming stainless steel seven-row bracelet.
If you would seek something a bit more extravagant, look closer at the two models which have, beside the diamond indexes, more than a half-carat of sparkling diamonds (0.56ct) set in the watch dial’s perimeter. The first is finished with a classic, shiny, black leather strap; the other with a stainless steel bracelet. These new models start at a price at CHF920 (approximately 760Euros), for the basic one, while the versions featuring all those extra diamonds are on offer for CHF2.250 (around 1.865Euros). So if compared to other luxury watches the Slimline Moonphase Ladies Collection is quite affordable and features an unrivaled price to quality ratio.
For further info please visit the official Frederique-Constant website.
(Photo credit: courtesy of Frédérique Constant)
Nicole Kirbach @Horbiter®