Introducing – Frederique Constant Classics Automatic GMT With (Slightly) Updated Dial

By rolex
April 5, 2021
3 min read

When it comes to decent looking, sensibly valued dress watches with great mechanical developments, it’s difficult to go past Frederique Constant. The brand reliably offers fantastic incentive for cash watches and has as of late updated one of its more immortal models, the Classics Automatic GMT. Peruse on to discover what’s changed and what’s remained the same.

Introduced in 2015, the Frederique Constant Classics Automatic GMT has been planned in view of cautious courteous fellow explorers. This most recent emphasis offers a significantly more downplayed answer for the individuals who get themselves every now and again in various time regions and may simply be the most exquisite adaptation yet.

As with past renditions, the Classics Automatic GMT is introduced in a 42mm case in your decision of either hardened steel or rose gold plated steel. The watch is matched with a dim earthy colored or dark cowhide lash for an extremely conventional look. It sits somewhere close to a commonsense casual watch and an exemplary dress watch, finding some kind of harmony, in spite of the fact that I’m certain a few group will lean toward a marginally more modest case diameter.

For the silver-hued dial, Frederique Constant has refined things much further, picking a conventional plan. Likewise with past models it includes enormous, dark printed Roman numerals for the hours, but at this point we have exceptionally exemplary looking Breguet-style hands for demonstrating the time. Past variants likewise included Arabic numerals at 5-minute spans outwardly minute track, be that as it may, these have been eliminated on the new forms for a cleaner look, which I truly like.

The other remarkable change is the presentation of an exquisite guilloché enrichment in the focal point of the dial, which gives barely sufficient differentiation to keep things fascinating, without being overpowering or meddling with decipherability. A 3 o’clock is a date window, while the subsequent time-region is shown on the inward ring of the dial utilizing the standard 24-hour design, with a red-bolt for demonstrating the hour.

All capacities are movable through the single crown on account of the FC-350 automatic GMT development, which is obvious through the sapphire caseback. Swaying at standard 28,000 vph, the development highlights 26 gem and offers a 38-hour power save – this development isn’t an assembling type yet depends on a Sellita ébauche. The three-section, treated steel case is water impervious to 5atm yet I question you’ll need to wear this watch swimming.

As with all Frederique Constant watches, evaluating is truly sensible, with the steel form (ref. FC-350MC5B6) valued at CHF 1,395 and the rose-gold plated rendition (ref. FC-350MC5B4) estimated at CHF 1,695. More subtleties on  frederiqueconstant.com .


Technical details – Frederique Constant Classics Automatic GMT

  • Case: 42mm width – hardened steel or rose-gold plated steel – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – water impervious to 5atm/50m
  • Movement: type FC-350, in view of a Sellita ebauche – automatic winding – 28,800 vibrations each hour – power hold 38 hours – 26 gems – hours, minutes, seconds, date, GMT show on the focal axis.
  • Strap: dark earthy colored or dark cowhide lash with pin buckle
  • Reference: Stainless Steel FC-350MC5B6 – Rose-gold plated steel FC-350MC5B4.
  • Price: CHF 1,395 (steel)/CHF 1,695 (rose gold plated steel)