HEAD IN THE STARS
A wealth of celestial stardust has enriched the Slimline collection by Frédérique Constant, which has just unveiled its new Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture. Quite simply brilliant!
Long before we had watches on our wrists or iPhones in our hands, mankind used the stars to guide them, as well as the sun to know the time of day. The sky was a precious guide, and Frédérique Constant decided to pay homage to this impressive galaxy by including it in one of their timepieces for women. So the Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture arrived on earth, entirely designed in the company’s workshops in Geneva.
Eight diamonds encircle the dial, together with four indices, with finely honed hands moving through a shower of stars with silver or rose gold tones, and which make it easy to read the hours and minutes. The finest complication that needs to be highlighted for this timepiece is at 12 o’clock: the moonphase. The Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture contains the new in-house automatic movement FC-701, which is adorned with a pearl finish and a Côtes de Genève (“Geneva stripes”) pattern. Running at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations an hour, it has a power reserve of 42 hours. Thanks to the transparent case back, the movement can be seen at work.
The Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture comes in steel or gold-plated steel versions and has a 38.8-mm case – neither too big, not too small for a feminine wrist. Decorated with 60 diamonds on the bezel, with a total of 0.5 carats, the watch is available with a deep black dial and stars printed in rose gold or – for lovers of the night – a midnight blue dial with stars printed in silver. Frédérique Constant has brought a galactic journey within easy reach.
Price: from CHF4,595 frederiqueconstant.com
By Isabelle Guignet