Frederique Constant make watches according to a philosophy of accessible luxury, and they do it very well – developing in-house watches at reasonable prices.

HANDS-ON: Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture 


Even here in Australia – relatively under-populated and enormous as it is – you need to venture out to the country to get a proper look at the stars. There's really no ignoring the stubborn corporate buildings and incessant traffic  that means our cities and towns are constantly bathed in urban glow. So how do we get our fix of the pure unadulterated night sky? Easy: regular camping trips out in the bush. And for those times of year when…

BREAKING NEWS: Frédérique Constant smartwatch announced

Apple threw down the gauntlet when they announced the Apple Watch. This week the Swiss responded. At an event strategically placed between the SIHH and Baselworld fairs, Frédérique Constant gathered a select group of journalists to drop a horological bombshell – the official announcement of the Frédérique Constant smartwatch. Yep you read that right. You're looking at a smartwatch. A Swiss made smartwatch. However, what was unveiled was not a just a product, even less a smartwatch as we currently…

PRE-BASEL: The Frederique Constant Classic Manufacture Worldtimer Blue

First Impressions: The Frederique Constant Worldtimer has been given a (facelift) with a minimal pricelift. The young brand continues to offer exceptional value. Increasingly Frederique Constant is running their own race as a brand. They make a broad range of mostly dressy watches, powered by movements running the gamut of quartz to full on in-house assembled / designed by quite famously young watchmakers; the next generation, they are hoping. And they do this at prices that are, how shall we…

INDUSTRY NEWS: Frederique Constant's 'accessible luxury' pays off

While we are occasionally guilty of gushing over the odd quadrillion dollar superwatch we at Time+Tide do have very effective reality and hip-pocket firewalls in place. Which is why we really appreciate the excellent work of Frederique Constant. Frederique Constant have quietly been making excellent watches under the mantra of 'accessible luxury' since their creation in 1988, but for the last 10 years they've developed capabilities to produce movements completely in-house, and then casing them in gorgeous models like this Frederique Constant…

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