There are various manufacturers taking part in within the area of accessible luxurious however few can compete with Frederique Fixed, a model that since 1988 has managed to create elegant, traditional designs but additionally demonstrated true horological experience, having greater than 30 manufacture actions in its portfolio. Alongside the latest Highlife and extra complicated Slimline collections, the model has an essential pillar named “Classics Computerized.” A spread of chic, easy and discreet fashions, it’s largely recognized because of the signature Coronary heart Beat watch. Right this moment, Frederique Fixed launches 5 new fashions within the Classics line, true to the fundamentals of the gathering.
A couple of yr in the past, when FC introduced some new, glossy fashions within the Classics assortment, we defined that they “share some widespread hallmarks, particularly an enchantment for Roman numerals, polished instances with glossy strains and textured dials with guilloché-like patterns.” And after releasing some fashions with clear dials and utilized markers, it’s time for the model to return to the roots of the gathering, by presenting 5 new references which are precisely what you’d count on from a Frederique Fixed Classics watch. The timeless enchantment of the gathering is again with all its attributes.
The dial of a watch is usually thought-about because the expression of its id. It’s usually essentially the most recognizable and distinguishable ingredient of a timepiece, the half that conveys a lot of the watchmaker’s id – and never solely as a result of that’s the place the model’s emblem is printed. Although taking part in on a number of the most traditional codes of the trade, the watches from the Classics Index assortment are reasonably straightforward to establish. And at this time, the model returns to the sources of classicism, which incorporates some new editions of the signature Coronary heart Beat, an essential look ahead to the model.
All new fashions are outfitted with automated actions (outsourced right here, not a part of the manufacture portfolio, to maintain the costs cheap) and housed in 40mm polished instances, obtainable both in metal or rose gold-plated metal. Most significantly, the dials are what really issues right here, a traditional class that’s obtained because of a guilloché-like sample, Roman numerals and Breguet-style fingers. This mixture of a Clous de Paris texture, with the model’s emblem in a raised plaque, with the skinny, signature fingers and a brushed chapter ring are all in keeping with the model’s codes.
The 5 new references are unfold round 2 variations. First is the Classics Index Computerized line, with a time-and-date show. This model is out there in 3 references: metal with a silver-coloured dial, with black numerals and fingers, worn on a black leather-based strap; metal with khaki dial with white numerals and fingers and worn on a black leather-based strap; a rose gold-plated model with silver dial, black numerals and fingers and a brown leather-based strap. All watches are measuring 40mm in diameter with an inexpensive top of 10.3mm. Underneath the strong caseback is the automated calibre FC-303 (Sellita SW-200) with 4Hz frequency and 38h energy reserve. Costs shall be EUR 895 in metal and EUR 1,095 in gold-plated metal.
Fast details: 40mm x 10.3mm – 2-part metal case (attainable gold plating), 50m water resistant – sapphire crystal – stamped guilloche dial in silver or khaki – Calibre FC-303, automated, 4Hz, 38h energy reserve, time and date – leather-based strap with crocodile sample embossing – FC-303MC5B6 (metal case, silver dial) EUR 895 – FC-303MCK5B6 (metal case, khaki dial) EUR 895 – FC-303MC5B4 (rose gold-plated, silver dial) EUR 1,095
Then are two new Classics Coronary heart Beat Computerized fashions. The specificity of this watch, which pays tribute to the primary Coronary heart Beat watch created in 1994, is to show the regulating organ of the watch on the dial, by means of a spherical aperture situated at 12 o’clock. Once more measuring 40mm, these watches are powered by the Calibre FC-310, nonetheless primarily based on the Selitta SW-200 with 4Hz frequency and 38h energy reserve. The motion is right here seen on the again of the watch. The brand new Classics Coronary heart Beat Computerized shall be obtainable in metal with both a silver dial or a darkish khaki dial. Each are worn on black leather-based straps and shall be priced at EUR 1,295.
Fast details: 40mm x 10.5mm – 2-part metal case, 50m water resistant – sapphire crystal – stamped guilloche dial in silver or khaki – Calibre FC-310 Coronary heart Beat, automated, 4Hz, 38h energy reserve, time-only – leather-based strap with crocodile sample embossing – FC-310MC5B6 (metal case, silver dial) EUR 1,295 – FC-310MCK5B6 (metal case, khaki dial) EUR 1,295
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