Swiss Watch Manufacturer Frederique Constant known for its classical and refined timepieces of exceptional quality pays a tribute to the historical and traditional Lépine watch with the launch in 2015 of a Manufacture Pocket Watch. These timepieces with their appealing soberness have been for many years the masterpieces of precision and sophistication of Swiss watchmakers. Characterised by a winding-stem at 12 o’clock, the pocket watch is a rare example of the best in mechanical horology, combining craftsmanship with the most advanced of contemporary watchmaking technologies.
The Frederique Constant Pocket watch is powered by the new in-house FC-700 calibre, a high-performance movement, completely developed and manufactured in the Frederique Constant Ateliers at Plan-les-Ouates. This calibre is added to the 18 in-house movements already available. Hand-wound with a power reserve of 42-hours and 18 jewels, the sapphire case back of the pocket watch, enables the finesse and sophistication of the details of the movement to be observed, such as the perlage.
The movement is housed either in a stainless steel or rose gold plated watchcase of 45mm, which was designed and constructed to fit comfortably in the palm of a hand. The dial of the watch is in the classic Frederique Style with hand-applied roman numerals and black index marks. The highly detailed, eye-catching silver dial of the pocket watch is finished with distinguished guilloche patterns.
Like every pocket watch, it has an officer-style-dust-cover case back that is hinged from the inside. With its smooth back, you have the possibility of engraving your timepiece, turning it into a keepsake.
Frederique Constant’s designers succeeded with their attention to fine details in bringing modern flair to a classical and ageless timepiece. This pocket watch with its vintage style will undoubtedly become the most fashionable accessory.
The pocket watch is delivered in a very elegant custom made wooden gift box.