Frederique Fixed’s mission assertion to offer high-quality timepieces at accessible costs has by no means veered because the model was based in 1988. With the launch of its absolutely built-in manufacture in 2004, the model was in a position to go even additional up the mechanical problems ladder with out betraying its philosophy of reasonably priced luxurious. Though there are nonetheless some quartz fashions within the girls’s line-up, Frederique Fixed has understood that there are many girls who respect mechanical actions. The Slimline assortment, which incorporates males’s and girls’s watches, combines elegant circumstances with problems ranging wherever from the unbeatable worth of the Slimline Perpetual Calendar or the groundbreaking Slimline Monolithic Manufacture to extra poetic moon part fashions for each sexes. The most recent girls’s moon part to affix the gathering now provides s a pointer date operate to the combo.
Though the watch is new to the ladies’s assortment, it’s equivalent to the boys’s 38.8mm Slimline Moonphase Manufacture offered in 2017. In response to prospects who thought the 42mm moon part was too massive, Frederique Fixed got here out with this 38.8mm mannequin powered by computerized calibre FC-702, which break up the moon part problems and date into two totally different counters aligned horizontally throughout the centre of the dial.
In comparison with the 2018 girls’s mannequin with its moon part counter at midday and starry dial, the most recent Slimline Moonphase Manufacture watches function a extra symmetrical structure with a pointer date counter at 9 o’clock and a moon part indicator at 3 o’clock. Though the identify “Slimline” of the watch would point out a slim case top, the identify refers back to the rounded, virtually bowl-shaped case construction that tapers to a smaller diameter on the reverse facet. Like the boys’s model, the case is totally polished to emphasize its interesting curves.
Obtainable in 38.8mm chrome steel or rose gold-plated circumstances, the ladies’s fashions stand out with their female sprinkling of diamonds on the bezel and dial. The three-part case is polished and set with 60 diamonds (0.46 ct.) on the bezel. Like the boys’s model, it has a big onion-shaped winding crown with deep grooves to set the time and moon part features.
The rose gold-plated fashions include both a curved gray or a silver-coloured dial, whereas the chrome steel is simply out there with a silver dial – for the second. Eight brilliant-cut diamonds and 4 slim utilized baton markers signify the indices on the dial (rose gold-plated or silver). The hand-polished central hour and minute fingers match the color of the indices and are barely curved to observe the curvature of the dial. Aligned symmetrically throughout the mid-section of the dial, the moon part indicator on the suitable has a blue starry background and a golden moon, whereas the pointer date at 9 o’clock is barely recessed and shows a snailed inside and darkish Arabic numerals.
Fast Change straps
All three fashions are outfitted with a quick-change system to vary the darkish blue or gray alligator leather-based strap within the consolation of your personal residence and include a further navy blue rubber strap.
Seen by way of the sapphire caseback is Frederique Fixed’s in-house computerized FC-702 calibre. Beating at 28,000vph, it delivers an influence reserve of 38 hours. An openworked golden rotor reveals the perlage and round Côtes de Genève adorning the motion together with the blued screws.
The rose gold-plated Slimline Moonphase Manufacture fashions retail for EUR 4,595 and the metal mannequin retails for EUR 4,295. For extra data, please go to Frederique Fixed’s web site.