This classic three-handed model from Frederique Constant, with gloss black dial, is a dress watch par excellence. It is presented here with high-polished baton indices, razor-sharp sword hands and an elegant crocodile strap. It is generously donated by Sydney’s Wamada Jewellery, Watchfest and the Sydney Chinese Community.
The Classics Index Automatic is a symphony of sleek, clean lines, and an elegant black dial that coheres raw classicism and modern-day design. The Classics Index Automatic is powered by the FC-303 automatic caliber with 26 jewels, and runs at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour, with a 38-hour power reserve. The polished two-part case measures 40mm in diameter, which is right in most wearer’s ‘Goldilocks’ zone. Convex sapphire crystals protect the dial, and the watch is water resistant to 50 metres. Finally, the indexes and numerals for every model are carefully polished and delicately hand-applied.
What we like about it
Andrew – An absolutely pitch-perfect dress watch with surprisingly handmade touches, including hand-applied indices and numerals on the dial, this is Classics by name and by nature. If your collection is bereft of a black dial dressed-up option, this one is calling you.
Nick – This time-only number from Frederique Constant gives you everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Clean lines, sharp polishing — this one isn’t going out of style anytime soon.
James – If you’re after a watch that represents the quintessence of what a dress watch should offer, then this Frederique Constant Classics Index Automatic has got you covered. It’s slim, the dial is clean and the band is leather … it’s an instant classic.
Manufacturer: Frederique Constant
Model Name: Classics Index Automatic
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, 10.2mm thickness
Calibre: FC-303, automatic
Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap, pin buckle
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