Geneva-based Frederique Constant has paid tribute to the historical and traditional Lépine watch with the launch of a Manufacture Pocket Watch.
The Swiss Watch Manufacturer is known for its classical and refined timepieces of exceptional quality. Characterised by a winding-stem at 12 o’clock, the pocket watch is a rare example of the best in mechanical horology, combining craftsmanship with the most advanced of contemporary watchmaking technologies.
The timepieces with their appealing soberness have been for many years the masterpieces of precision and sophistication of Swiss watchmakers. The Frederique Constant Pocket watch is powered by the new in-house FC-700 calibre, a high-performance movement, completely developed and manufactured in the Frederique Constant Ateliers at Plan-les-Ouates.
This calibre is added to the 18 in-house movements already available. Hand-wound with a power reserve of 42-hours and 18 jewels, the sapphire case back of the pocket watch, enables the finesse and sophistication of the details of the movement to be observed, such as the perlage and the gold colour rotor.
The movement is housed either in a stainless steel or rose gold plated watchcase of 45mm, which was designed and constructed to fit comfortably in the palm of a hand. The dial of the watch is in the classic Frederique Style with hand-applied roman numerals and black index marks. The highly detailed, eye-catching silver dial of the pocket watch is finished with distinguished guilloche patterns.
Like every pocket watch, it has an officer-style-dust-cover case back that is hinged from the inside. With its smooth back, wearers have the possibility of engraving their timepiece, turning it into a keepsake.