Category: Frédérique Constant

High Quality Frederique Constant Runabout Automatic

Inspired by yachting, the watches fuse the best of classic Italian style with modern technology. Launched in conjunction with the Riva Historical Society, the new Frederique Constant Runabout Automatic watch commemorates runabout boats.

Frederique Constant Runabout Automatic, all photos provided by Frederique Constant read more

Citizen to Acquire Frederique Constant, DeMonaco and Alpina

The Japanese company, which already owns several Swiss watchmaking concerns (La Joux-Perret and its affiliated brands Arnold & Son and Angelus) as well as Bulova, seeks to expand its own presence in stores that carry the mid-price-range timepieces made by Frederique Constant and Alpina. Citizen Watch Co. said Thursday that it plans to acquire Frederique Constant Holding, the Geneva-based watchmaker that owns and operates the brands Frederique Constant, Alpina, and DeMonaco. read more

We Are Looking Forward To Timecrafters 2016

TAG Heuer

TAG Heuer Carrera chronograph

A favorite stop on my annual Baselworld sojourn, the TAG Heuer exhibit is always a finely tuned blend of high energy, high sophistication and high design. I expect nothing less at the TimeCrafters event. And this year, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the iconic Indy 500 race, TAG Heuer is launching a Special Edition of its revisited Carrera chronograph, the Heuer 01. A limited edition of 100 pieces will showcase the “Indy 500 logo” on the dial as well as on the caseback and bezel. This timepiece will be unveiled at the Time Crafters exhibition in New York, which is taking place shortly before the race in Indianapolis. read more

Let’s Countdown To TimeCrafters 2016

As team iW arrived at 66th and Lexington this morning, we were greeted with the sound of hardware tools and looking at finishing touches at TimeCrafters 2016. All of our team was excited by the improved scope of the luxury watch show and excited to see all of the programming offered.

Walking around the booths, watches featured and discussed all year on our site and in our magazine are on display at the Park Avenue Armory from May 13-15. (Particularly excited about the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 and Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Skeleton Double Flying Tourbillon). The 18 brands will show their best at TimeCrafters, and unless you travelled to Baselworld in March or were lucky enough to attend the trade-only SIHH in January, chances are you haven’t yet seen any of the debut 2016 timepieces that are shown. read more

We All Have Happy Mother’s Day

Where to begin when trying to choose from among the plethora of ladies—and unisex—watches available? I think it’s best to consider the three Bs: behavior, budget and boldness. Behavior refers to whether or not the “giftee” is the sporty type or more formal. This would determine whether a sport watch, a dressier watch or a transitional piece would work best. Is she trendy or classic? Reserved or boisterous? “Behavior” also influences whether or not a mechanical watch or a quartz piece would be in order. Is Mom intrigued by the inner workings of a watch, or is she the grab-and-go type who cares little about what goes on inside? read more

2015 Frédérique Constant Bucherer Watch Award

2015 Frédérique Constant Bucherer Watch Award

Without doubt, the Bucherer Watch Award is organized by Bucherer in its Parisian boutique, which is the largest store in the world dedicated to exceptional timepieces. The prize is awarded for the most representative piece of this year’s watchmaking know-how and excellence.

And Amateurs and watch enthusiasts had three weeks to vote for the most innovative, technical and elegant timepiece, amongst a selection of 32 watches, chosen by a jury of professionals from the watchmaking industry and collectors alike. read more

Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture Moonphase

Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture Moonphase Priced Just Shy Of $4,000

Priced just shy of $4,000, this new watch with in-house FC-715 caliber from Frederique Constant is a rather attractive and compelling timepiece. Featuring a moon phase, date indicator and hinged caseback, the Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture Moonphase is an elegant and affordable timepiece that might with ease be mistaken for a much more expensive watch. And therein lies its attraction. read more

Inside The Horological Smartwatch

Frédérique Constant and Alpina have each launched an analog-dialed Horological Smartwatch that offers wearers the ability to monitor sleep and activity by connecting it to a mobile device.

As the watch is worn, the data accumulated in a specially developed module is synced to the owner’s app on a handheld device via Bluetooth technology. The watch will not require charging as its quartz movement operates via a two-year watch battery. The timepiece will operate independently from the handheld device and store data for approximately thirty days. The wearer activates the activity or sleep modes via the crown, and the function is then indicated in the subdial at 6 o’clock. read more