Baselworld 2019 Frederique Constant Slimline Power Reserve Manufacture (Live Pics)Flavio Salvador
Frederique Constant is a relatively young watch brand of 31 years but has just added a 28th in-house movement to its range with the new Slimline Power Reserve Manufacture and its FC-723 Manufacture automatic calibre. Prior movements include advanced complications such as tourbillon, perpetual calendar, chronograph and worldtimer. We now have the addition of a power reserve indicator combined to a pointer date, with a new accessible in-house powered piece.
Four models are available within the new line and include central hours and minutes, a date display at 6 o’clock and power reserve indicator at 10 o’clock. The new movement is built on the established FC-703 calibre and adds a power reserve module. It has 28 jewels, beats at 28,800vph (4Hz) with a 50-hour power reserve. Seen from the sapphire exhibition caseback, the FC-723 is decorated with perlage and circular Côtes de Genève.
All four models feature a 40mm stainless steel case, with one plated in rose gold. Dial colours include silver, dark grey and navy blue with sunray decoration (the gold-plated model shares a silver dial with its standard steel counterpart). The dark grey and blue dials have white printed Roman numerals and white hand-polished hands. The silver dial has the same arrangement with black print and hands.