There's an old saying that goes, "The devil is in the detail." This makes detail sound like something decidedly unpleasant, but in the case of the new Classics Index Collection from Frédérique Constant, the extraordinary design features, unbelievably attractive pricing and technological marvels built into each model mean that, when it comes to these watches, "the detail is utterly delightful."
No less than nine unique automatic models make up the new Classics Index Collection; each completely individual in appearance, but all with taut where the exciting combination of raw materials blend perfectly to make each watch look like a combination of classical art and contemporary architectural genius.
FEATURES SHARED THROUGHOUT THE RANGE
Every watch in the Classics Index Collection is powered by the FC-303 automatic caliber with 26 jewels. The 28,800 alternances per hour and 38-hour power reserve ensure ultra-accurate and unfailingly reliable service.
The brilliantly polished two-part case measures 40mm in diameter; these mid-size watches sit comfortably on the wrist and are equally easy on the eye. Convex sapphire crystals protect dials, and every model in the range is water resistant to 50 metres. All models feature hour, minute and seconds hands, as well as a date window next to the 3 o'clock position on the dial, and all features can be accessed through the single screwed crown. Finally, the indexes and numerals for every model are carefully polished and delicately hand-applied.
This model has a gleaming stainless steel case. This classics Index edition come with regal, hand-applied Roman numerals at the 12 and 6 o'clock positions.