A new dial, new indexes and a new 39-mm case: Frederique Constant unveils the Classics Heart Beat Manufacture in two limited versions at this year’s Geneva Watch Days, one in pink gold (93 pieces) and one in stainless steel (930 pieces).
This signature model of the Geneva-based brand that is distinguished by the famous “Heart Beat” aperture at 6 o’clock was the brand’s first one to be equipped with an in-house manufactured caliber. When unveiled in 2004, the FC-910 Heart Beat Manufacture caliber was hand-wound, though. The “Heart Beat” aperture which displays the escapement on the dial has already been a hallmark of Frederique Constant since 1994.
For 2022, Frederique Constant has revisited the Classics Heart Beat Manufacture and given it a new look, forgoing with the “comma”-shape of the aperture in favor of a circle. Likewise new are the Roman numerals and the railroad minutes on the enamel dial that all highlight the highly classic appearance of the timepiece.
The onion crown has been kept, as well as the manufacture movement that keeps its pace. At the heart is the self-winding FC-930-3 caliber developed and assembled in Frederique Constant’s Geneva workshop. Its fine perlage and Côtes de Genève stripes can be admired through the exhibition case back.
The stainless steel limited edition of the Classics Heart Beat Manufacture retails for $4,395 and the pink gold one has a price tag of $17,995. Both will be available in December 2022.
To learn more, visit Frederique Constant, here.