A trademark for the brand now, Frederique Constant has been creating new calibres since 2004 in order to exercise more control over their production line and accelerate product delivery. This change has in turn helped the brand in not only launching upto 29 in-house calibres till date, but has also paved the way for them to expand their production capacity further with a new 3,000 square-meter manufacture scheduled to open in June 2019.
Today, the Swiss brand introduces its latest in-house claibre, the FC – 712 automatic movement. The movement is a reiteration of the their signature FC – 700 movement series. The moonphase and date have been split into two counters – both adjustable via the crown. The transparent caseback shows the movement off with its Perlage and circular Côtes de Genève decorations.
The FC – 712 comes in the new Classic Manufacture timepiece. Available in three variations of silver or navy blue-coloured dials and in either rose gold-plated or polished stainless-steel case, the 42mm offers a 38-hour power reserve. The moonphase and date counters feature on the dial at the three and nine o'clock positions respectively. The indexes are roman numerals. There are three strap variations as well for the piece – dark brown, black and blue croco calf leather strap – which allow the user to experiment with the piece.