Celebrating its 35th anniversary and marking its debut at Watches & Wonders 2023, Frederique Fixed presents a brand new model of its Classics Tourbillon Manufacture. First launched in 2008, the model’s in-house tourbillon calibre reappears in an expensive 39mm rose gold case. That includes a extra trendy dial design, the brand new Classics Tourbillon Manufacture is a restricted version of 150 individually numbered watches.
Since 2004 Frederique Fixed has been producing in-house actions. With 30 in-house calibres so far, the model’s high-end, hand-assembled automated tourbillon motion – FC 980 – is provided with a silicon escapement wheel and anchor to guard the motion from magnetic fields.
The 18k rose gold case has a traditional diameter of 39mm, a peak of 10.99mm and is polished all through for a extra elegant presence. In distinction to the classically styled case with straight lugs and its outstanding onion-shaped crown, the most recent iteration of the tourbillon has a much more modern spirit and maintains the data on the dial to a minimal permitting the tourbillon to take centre stage.
The distinction between the nice and cozy rose gold case and the smooth sunray-brushed gray dial works properly. In a departure from the primary variations of Frederique Fixed’s tourbillon with Roman numerals, stamped guilloché-style dials and Breguet-style palms, the dial is purer and fewer laden with data. Utilized diamond-cut and rose gold-plated indices and hand-polished rose gold-plated hour and minute palms guarantee there’s nothing to distract the attention from the massive aperture on the dial at 6 o’clock.
Generally known as a Coronary heart Beat opening at Frederique Fixed, the framed aperture reveals the one-minute, 80-part tourbillon with its blued screws and seconds hand mounted on prime. Beating at 28,800vph, the FC-980 automated motion delivers a 38h energy reserve. The cage is engraved with the person serial variety of the watch, additionally featured on the rim of the sapphire caseback. Chamfering, round graining, mirror sprucing and different refined finishings consolidate the high-end enchantment of the tourbillon.
Delivered with a matte, darkish brown alligator leather-based strap, the 150 items of the Classics Tourbillon Manufacture will retail for EUR 25,995. Extra data at frederiqueconstant.com.
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