Frederique Constant

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Baselworld 2014 Preview: 19 New Watches We’ve Seen So Far

Omega Speedmaster Mark II

Baselworld 2014 is almost upon us, and the WatchTime team will be on-site at the world's biggest watch fair to provide you up-to-the-minute coverage of the scores of new timepieces making their world debuts there. Before we dive in, here's a roundup of the watches we've reported on so far, from brands that have provided pre-Baselworld press materials on some of their new products. Follow the … [Read more...]

Feeling Blue: 17 Watches With Blue Dials and Straps

TAG Heuer 1887 Carrera Chronograph

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. — is the blue-on-blue dial-strap combination. We took a look at watches unveiled at the 2013 watch fairs as well as watches released within recent years, and compiled a list of 17 timepieces from brands on the blue bandwagon. First unveiled at … [Read more...]

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

Fortis Square

Are you a fan of four-sided watches and looking for a "Square Deal?" In this watch review feature from our October 2008 issue, we take a look at five watches from Eterna, Fortis, Frédérique Constant, Nomos and Oris, all with square or rectangular cases and all priced under $3,000*. … [Read more...]

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

Bulgari Octo Chronograph

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 posts (along with additional photos) on five new watches from Tissot, Longines, Bulgari, Maurice Lacroix, and Frédérique Constant, all from my blog, Watch-Insider.com. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider’s Top 10 Affordable Watches and Top Watch Brands

Longines HydroConquest Chronograph

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

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

Rolex GMT-Master II - side

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and many of you are probably considering buying a watch, either as a gift for a loved one or as a year-end reward for yourself. In response to the many readers of my blog, Watch-Insider.com, asking me what watch I would recommend, here are my personal selections of watches to give as gifts, all introduced this year or very recently. … [Read more...]

WatchTime’s Top 10 Watches to Watch of 2013… What Was Your Favorite?

Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime

Every week, WatchTime's Mark Bernardo picks one watch to showcase in our "Watch to Watch" feature. As the year is winding down, we've decided to spotlight the most popular "Watches to Watch" of 2013, based on page views. Here we count down the top 10 watches you were watching this year. Can you guess what made Number 1?   10. Panerai Luminor 1950 Regatta 3 Days Chrono Flyback … [Read more...]

Review: 9 iPad Apps for Watch Aficionados

Watch Apps

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 thought about how a tablet app could help you choose your next watch, or even help enhance your passion for watches in general? … [Read more...]

Watch Insider: My Top 15 World-Time Watches

Patek Philippe Worldtimer watch

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 globe often need to know the local time in multiple locations at once. Wearing a watch with a world-time function means that you can surf through the world's time zones instantly. Here are my top 15, from … [Read more...]

Watch Wallpaper: 7 Moon-Phase Timepieces

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar

In "Going Through a Phase" in WatchTime's November-December 2013 issue (on sale October 29), executive editor Norma Buchanan explores this year's crop of new moon-phase watches. Here are photos of seven of them that you can download as desktop wallpaper. … [Read more...]

Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture

Frederique Constant Slimline Moon-Phase white dial

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 movements. This year, the brand added a manufacture moon-phase movement to its repertoire, making its debut in the new Slimline Moonphase Manufacture. … [Read more...]

Watch Insider Previews Baselworld Novelties From Bulova and More

Bulova_Accutron

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. In his latest preview, he takes a look at the Bulova Accutron Calibrator, which can be calibrated via the key-operated External Fine Adjustment System. Linz also takes a look at the Frédérique Constant Ladies Automatic World Heart … [Read more...]

Inès Sastre Joins Frédérique Constant as Charity Ambassador

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Frédérique Constant has announced that Inès Sastre, world-famous model, actress and UNICEF representative, will be the brand’s new "Female Charity Ambassador" for the next two years. Sastre will play a major role in Frédérique Constant’s support of the World Heart Federation, and its "Hearts of Children" campaign, which continues the brand's involvement in heart-related charities that … [Read more...]

Frederique Constant Table Clock

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Frederique Constant has decided to go big with their latest timepiece. Eschewing the usual table clock shapes, Frederique Constant's new table clock is instead designed to look like a giant FC watch, complete with a crown on its side. However, instead of a strap, there is a base which also serves as a protective lid. The clock is powered by two quartz movements in its 90mm stainless steel … [Read more...]

Frédérique Constant Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture

Frederique Constant Slimline Tourbillon front

A Swiss-made tourbillon wristwatch with an automatic movement is rare enough — but finding one that costs less than $40,000 is virtually impossible. We say "virtually," because Frédérique Constant, a brand long known for its impressive cost-benefit ratio, has added such a watch to its repertoire with the introduction of the Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture, a limited edition of 188 … [Read more...]

Facetime July 28

Julius Lussenburg sent us this picture of his watch collection, and he assures us he only ever wears one at a time. On his arm are a Breitling Chrono Cockpit, Frederique Constant Slimline, Rolex Seadweller, Panerai Luminor, and a Tissot PRC-200. The pocketwatch is a vintage Omega inherited from his grandfather.

Welcome to another installment of Facetime! If you’d like to be featured here, in our magazine, Pinterest, and our other social networks, send us a hi-res pic (at least 1mb) with your at photo@watchtime.com. … [Read more...]

Frederique Constant’s Mini Slimline Ladies Collection

slimline

The latest additon to the Frederique Constant Ladies’ Slimline Quartz Collection is the Mini Slimline. These ladies' watches comes in stainless steel and yellow gold plate casing, and the curved dials come in either silver or white, with a hearts pattern. The Frederique Constant Mini Slimline collection also includes a number of exclusive models with diamonds on both the dial and the case. … [Read more...]

A Weekend of Watches in Las Vegas

Glycine Combat pilots watches

Days Two and Three of the JCK Watch and Jewelry Show in Las Vegas brought some interesting new watches to our attention, including a few that made their debut at the show and some others that impressed us with their price-to-value ratio. Glycine, a Swiss brand known for pilots' watches, celebrates the 60th anniversary of its Airman model next year. In anticipation, it has released several new … [Read more...]

Frédérique Constant Heart Beat Manufacture GMT Automatic

Frédérique Constant Genève introduces its new Heart Beat Manufacture GMT Automatic. The new collection includes six models. Each model is a limited edition of 1,888 pieces in stainless steel and 188 pieces in 18k gold. Each model is powered by caliber FC-938 with a new second time zone functionality. Find wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]

Frédérique Constant Stars at Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance

More than 100 classic and antique boats and over 5,000 visitors gathered at one of the world’s best known clear mountain lakes for the 39th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d’Elegance. The event showcases the best vintage wood boats from North America, which compete for top honors in 13 classes. … [Read more...]