Only Watch 2017 – Frederique Constant Manufacture Perpetual Calendar With Unique Meteorite Dial

By rolex
April 4, 2021
3 min read

As the period of July flies by, we keep on investigating the various watches that foundation closeout Only Watch 2017 has to bring to the table . We have just seen some amazing watches, only created to help research on Duchenne solid dystrophy – and it’s not finished at this point. One of the 48 brands  taking an interest is Frederique Constant, who have chosen to change their lead watch, the  Manufacture Perpetual Calendar , by giving it a unique meteorite dial… And, what was the most reasonable QP available will unquestionably (and ideally) lose its title with this edition.

We definitely knew that Frederique Constant, a coordinated manufacture for the time being longer than 10 years, was fit for making fascinating watches, fueled by their own developments, but then with open costs. As such, polish, tact and mechanical joy for a sensible sum. In any case, back in 2016, the business got an electroshock. Frederique Constant showed that they can do considerably more than basic 3-hand programmed developments. Undoubtedly, they entered the closed circle of manufactures by having their own inside evolved perpetual calendar, one of the traditional complications. Previously sounding promising, the last sledge hit was the price… The supposed “ Manufacture Perpetual Calendar ” watch was the most open perpetual calendar accessible available, with a cost of around EUR 8,000 – and indeed, it is Swiss Made, indeed, it truly is a QP with all the necessary capacities, no it’s not an ETA-based type, and no it’s not a remotely sourced QP module.

To complete this Manufacture Perpetual Calendar, Frederique Constant has improved on the perpetual calendar instrument to make it simple to amass and liberated from the greater part of the change measures. Accordingly, work cost has been definitely scaled down, straightforwardly affecting on the last cost of the watch. However, this doesn’t imply that this QP gives not as much as what it ought to. It shows a similar sign as a 50k perpetual calendar from certain exceptionally old Geneva-based manufactures – implying that it won’t require any change for the coming 100 years; that it considers the jump years, and that you’ll likewise find on its dial the date, the day of the week, the month and the year. It has recently had somewhat less hand-completing and enhancement on its development – however that doesn’t influence the mechanics…

For Only Watch 2017, Frederique Constant comes with a unique adaptation of this Manufacture Perpetual Calendar. Precisely, there is no distinction when compared to the standard rendition. For the look, it depends on a rich 18k rose gold 42mm case, with sapphire caseback to uncover the development. However, the primary fascination is a meteorite stone dial, exclusive to this adaptation. The assortment utilized for this unique piece was revealed in the desert of Namibia and it shows a dim metallic dark tone, to diverge from the warm gold shade of the case, hands and records. This material is just about as perpetual as the development in this watch…


Specifications – Frederique Constant Manufacture Perpetual Calendar Meteorite Dial Only Watch 2017

  • Case: 42mm distance across – 18K rose gold cleaned 3-sections case – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – 30m water resistant
  • Dial: Meteorite dial, with applied rose gold-plated lists – Hand-cleaned rose gold-plated hours & minutes hands
  • Movement: FC-775 Manufacture type – programmed – 38 hours power save – 4Hz recurrence – hours, minutes and perpetual calendar
  • Strap: Dark dark crocodile lash, 18k rose gold collapsing buckle
  • Reference: FC-775MT4S9
  • Unique Piece for Only Watch 2017
  • Estimate: CHF 22,000