The Frederique Constant Classic Moonphase Manufacture Fratello Exclusive is produced in a limited run of 29 pieces, and are all individually numbered on the caseback. The 42mm 3 parts-case holds a convex sapphire crystal and clear caseback revealing the inner workings of the FC-712 caliber.
The two counters of the moonphase and date are respectively located at three and nine o’clock. The elegant curved dial merges seamlessly with the case and features printed Roman numeral indexes and hand-polished hands. Finally, the blue crocodile leather strap completes the look. The Frederique Constant Classic Moonphase Manufacture Fratello Exclusive is powered by the in-house developed calibre FC-712 automatic movement with 38 hours of power reserve. Based on the iconic FC-700 movement series from Frederique Constant, it has been redesigned in order to split the moonphase and date into two counters. Both functions are adjustable via the crown. Through the transparent caseback, the movement shows off the famous perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decorations present on all Frederique Constant in-house calibers.
What we like about it
Andrew – Fratello waited many, many years to make a move with an exclusive edition of their own. And the patience, the fastidious attention to detail and the superb quality of every one of those details is what makes this watch an absolute standout. Certainly in its price category but also, I’d argue, it holds its own against much more expensive similar pieces.
Nick – A moonphase is one of the most visually attractive complications in a wristwatch, a statement confirmed by the Frederique Constant Classic Moonphase Manufacture. The dial is a study in elegant balance and proportion, with the symmetrically placed sub-dials delivering clean, legible lines. If you don’t have a dress watch in your collection, you could choose much worse.
James – This is a watch I would love to have in my collection. The Frederique Constant Classic Moonphase Manufacture looks great, and was the product of collaboration between the watch manufacturer and Robert-Jan and the Fratello team, making it even more special.
Manufacturer: Frederique Constant
Model Name: Classic Moonphase Manufacture Fratello Exclusive
Reference: FC-712 automatic
Dimensions: 42mm diameter
Calibre: FC-712 automatic
Bracelet/Strap: Blue Crocodile Leather
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