Frederique Constant

The Swiss luxury watch brand Frédérique Constant was founded in 1988. In 2002 Alpina Watches was acquired by Frédérique Constant and added to the portfolio. Frederique Constant is focused on affordable luxury watches and has seen success with its heart beat movement, the first such caliber made in-house, with a bridge for the balance wheel on the front side of the movement (patented design). So far Frederique Constant has designed more than a dozen movements and in 2005 followed Patek Philippe to introduce silicon escapement wheels to its watches. Frederique Constant also makes tourbillons, worldtime watches, Frederique Constant vintage watch lines has many notable Frederique Constant ambassadors. The Frederique Constant watch collections include the Frederique Constant manufacture, Frederique Constant ladies automatic, Frederique Constant runabout, Frederique Constant vintage rally, Frederique Constant slimline, Frederique Constant classics. WatchTime has the latest Frederique Constant news on all Frederique Constant watches. We cover Frederique Constant ladies watches and Frederique Constant for men. if you're looking for a specific Frederique Constant review, or to learn about timepieces like the Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture, Frederique Constant Business Timer watch, as well as Frederique Constant ladies' watches, read our coverage or go to our large watch database with a selection of Frederique Constant watches.

Watch Insider: 17 Ultra-Technical Timepieces

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On my blog, Watch-Insider.com, I assembled this list of 17 "techie" watches, all released within the past few years, that have most fascinated me in the area of technical innovation and watchmaking … [Read more...]


Watch Review: 5 Square and Rectangular Watches Under $3,000

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Are you a fan of four-sided watches and looking for a "Square Deal?" In this watch review feature from our archives, we take a look at five watches from Eterna, Fortis, Frédérique Constant, Nomos … [Read more...]


Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

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In the WatchTime article "Going Through a Phase," executive editor Norma Buchanan explores a plethora of recently released moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as … [Read more...]


Feeling Blue: 21 Watches With Blue Dials and Blue Straps

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Blue watches are one of the growing style trends seen in the watch world in the past few years — and on display at the watch shows in Switzerland and in the U.S.A. —, with blue-on-blue dial-strap … [Read more...]


Fratello Classics: 5 Vintage Watches For the Budget-Minded Aficionado

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Let's say you are on a budget of $1,000 - $1,500 for a nice timepiece. If you care about things like warranty, water resistance, no maintenance for the next five years and so on, you may want to skip … [Read more...]


Budget Travelers: 5 World-Time Watches Under $5,000

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It's no secret that many watch aficionados are also avid travelers. And what could be more useful for globetrotters than a watch that lets them keep track of time everywhere in the world at once? Many … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

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Many who travel throughout the world have to frequently re-adjust our watches for a new time zone when arriving at our destination. And those of us with friends and business associates around the … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches for Men

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From my blog, Watch-Insider.com, here is my list of the top 10 men's watches that represent the most excellent value for price. There is a lot of discussion about what constitutes "affordable watches" … [Read more...]


Five Affordable Swiss Watches with In-House Movements

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When shopping for a fine timepiece, people often seek particular attributes, and two of the most popular are “Swiss made” and “In-house movement.” Here are five watches that meet these … [Read more...]


Audio: Watch Insider Interviews 10 Watch Brand VIPs at Baselworld 2015

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"Watch Insider" Alexander Linz spent Baselworld 2015 dashing back and forth to photograph new products and interview the big hitters of the watch world. Here are links to audio files of the … [Read more...]


Frédérique Constant, Alpina and Mondaine Are First Brands with New MMT Horological Smartwatch Tech

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As reported last night on WatchTime's social media channels, the smartwatch revolution continues to have an impact on traditional Swiss watch brands. The latest evidence came last night at a launch … [Read more...]


WatchTime’s Top 10 Watches to Watch… What Was Your Favorite?

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Every week, we pick one watch to showcase in our "Watch to Watch" feature, which covers candidates from large, popular brands as well as smaller brands and independent watchmakers. Here we spotlight … [Read more...]


ESCAPEMENT Watch Review: Frédérique Constant Manufacture Worldtimer

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Louis Cottier invented the world timer in 1931. The complication has long been the preserve of the most prestigious watch companies. There are, however, an increasing number of more accessible … [Read more...]


A Look Back At Baselworld 2014: 19 Interesting New Watches We’ve Seen

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Scores of new timepieces have been making their world debuts at Baselworld 2014. Here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on. Take a look back at Baselworld 2014 and rediscover some of the … [Read more...]


Which Watch Brand Spends the Most on Advertising?

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Watch brands spent almost half a billion dollars on advertising in the U.S in 2013. The total was $492.68 million: a record high, and up 23.3 percent from the 2012 total. That figure comes from … [Read more...]


Watch Insider’s Wish List: 28 Watch Gift Ideas for Watch Lovers

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Many of you are probably considering buying a watch anytime soon, either as a gift for a loved one or as reward for yourselves. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me … [Read more...]


Basel Bargain Hunting: 7 New Watches Under $5,000

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At the Baselworld watch fair, held in Spring each year, many of the biggest watch brands unveil their new watches and in some cases you will find great products for watch fans who look for … [Read more...]


Frédérique Constant Runabout Chronograph Automatic

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Frédérique Constant has sponsored the Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, one of the world's most prestigious showcase events for vintage wooden boats, since 2010. This year, the Geneva-based watch … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: 5 Pre-Basel Watches from Tissot, Longines, Bulgari, Maurice Lacroix, and Frédérique Constant

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The Baselworld watch fair is about a month away, but many watch brands have already sent previews of new timepieces that they will be launching at the fair. Click on the pictures below to read my … [Read more...]


Review: 9 iPad Apps for Watch Aficionados

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Though tablets such as the iPad arrived on the market just a few years ago, it is already difficult to imagine our lives without them, and the world of apps that complement them. But have you ever … [Read more...]


A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 … [Read more...]


Regulation Time: Testing the Alpina Avalanche Manufacture Regulator

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The Alpina Avalanche Manufacture Regulator has an offbeat regulator dial. Does the watch’s in-house movement stay on tempo? Photographer Nik Schölzel and I find out in this watch test feature from … [Read more...]


Back is Beautiful: 13 New Watch Wallpaper Images

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In WatchTime's July-August issue, on sale next week, we present the latest edition in our popular series of "Back is Beautiful" photo features, offering a gallery of fine mechanical watches that are … [Read more...]


Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

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Since its founding in 1988, Frédérique Constant has developed a well-earned reputation as a “value brand” among watch aficionados for its accessibly priced timepieces with in-house mechanical … [Read more...]


Watch Insider: My Top 10 Watches from Baselworld 2013

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The Baselworld 2013 watch fair has come to and end, and now, having seen and covered dozens of new watches on my blog, Watch-Insider.com, my colleagues at WatchTime have asked me to name my favorite … [Read more...]


Hear What 16 Prominent Watch Execs Said About Baselworld 2013

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WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz was hard at work at Baselworld, conducting interviews with several CEOs and representatives of major watch brands, discussing their latest watches and other … [Read more...]


Baselworld 2013, Day One: Blancpain, Hublot, Graham, Alpina

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The first day of the 2013 Baselworld watch fair is in the books, and I've already seen a number of interesting new timepieces. Yesterday's highlights included a clever yacht-timer watch from Alpina, a … [Read more...]


Million Dollar Club 2012: Watch Advertising at All-Time High

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In an exclusive report in the upcoming May-June issue of WatchTime, we reveal which watch brands are spending the most on advertising in 2012, a record year for watch-company ad spending, and we … [Read more...]


Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [Read more...]


Watch Insider Previews Baselworld Novelties From Bulova and More

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Over at watch-insider.com, WatchTime contributor Alexander Linz takes a look at some of the novelties that will be on display at the upcoming Baselworld fair. … [Read more...]