Since 2004, Frederique Constant has created its own calibers, entirely in-house designed, produced and assembled. In-house calibers have become a trademark for Frederique Constant and play an important role in the brand’s future strategy.
The New FC-712 Movement
The newest in-house caliber is the FC-712 automatic movement, becoming the 29th addition to an ever-growing collection. Based on the FC-700 movement series from Frederique Constant, it has been redesigned in order to split the moonphase and date into two counters. Both functions are adjustable via the crown. Through the exhibition case-back, the movement shows-off the famous Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decorations present on all Frederique Constant in-house calibers. The movement was in research and development for two years before it was perfected and brought to market.
The watch is offered in three variations: silver or navy blue-colored dials and in either rose gold-plated or polished stainless-steel cases. The 42mm 3 part-case holds a convex sapphire crystal and see-through caseback revealing the inner workings of the FC-712 caliber, offering a 38-hour power reserve. The two counters of the moonphase and date are respectively located at three and nine o’clock. The elegantly curved dial merges seamlessly with the case showcasing printed Roman numeral indexes and hand-polished hands. A dark brown, black or blue croc calf leather strap completes the look.