Monday, May 4, 2020

The Frederique Constant Moonphase Manufacture

Exclusive to Fratello Watches -
Courtesy of Fratello Watches
So, it is important, right off the bat to make a very clear statement.  I do not read much from the other outlets, and by and large I am not a fan of media outlets morphing into full-blown retail purveyors.  But as it comes to Fratello and Frederique Constant?  I have to be honest that I have a soft spot for both of them, I have a lot of respect for Robert-Jan Broer and his team, and I personally think that Frederique Constant's head of communications - Yasmina Pedrini, is a super star.  More importantly?  This is one watch, this is not a full-blown online retail venture.  Yes, there were some interesting discontinued Omega watches, but I never feel that I am reading a story and being gently led down the path to hand over my credit card in the next story frame.
Courtesy of Fratello Watches
But let's get back to the watch.  It is exclusive to Fratello, has a stunning grey dial which is a true departure from what you would normally expect - blue, black or bright silver/white.  It is just that little bit different, and that makes it special.

Courtesy of Fratello
The movement is the FC-712 Manufacture automatic caliber.

Hours, minutes, seconds, date and moonphase.  There is a lot to admire in this one.

Limited to 29 pieces.

Here are the pertinents, direct from Fratello -

​Grey color dial with white printed roman numeral indexes. ​​​Hand polished white hands. ​​​Moonphase at 3 o’clock and date counter at 9 o’clock.
Case Material
​Polished stainless steel 3-parts case. 42 mm diameter. Convex sapphire crystal. ​​​See-through case back Water-resistant up to 5 ATM.
FC-712 Manufacture automatic caliber with date and moonphase adjustable by the crown. Perlage & circular Côtes de Genève decoration on the movement. 28 jewels, 38 hours power reserve, 28’800 alt/h
Blue croco leather strap
2 year international warranty included

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