The Naked Watchmaker x Frederique Constant Perpetual Calendar Manufacture Chrono Combines Design and Complexity
Frederique Constant is known for its original Slimline Perpetual Calendar, considered one of the best perpetual calendar watches under $10,000. Now, the iconic brand’s collaborated with The Naked Watchmaker to develop a piece that combines accessibility with design and complexity.
The Naked Watchmaker x Frederique Constant Perpetual Calendar Manufacture Limited Edition is presented in a 42mm steel case with polished surfaces that feature similar designs as the original Frederique Constant Slimline Perpetual Calendar Manufacture. On the top of the case, we can see a domed sapphire crystal covered with an anti-reflective coating paired with a thin and high-polished fixed bezel. Granting access to the movement is a series of small buttons on the side of the case and a rounded winding crown. At the back of the watch, a large sapphire crystal fills the caseback. It offers 30 meters of water resistance.
Getting into the details of the face, we are greeted with a brown skeletonized dial with improved legibility and increased balance compared to the previous model. Its month indicator is made more legible, while the leap year indicator was replaced with a small window that turns red every four years. The long, sword-shaped hands also have the skeletonized effect, featuring a white lacquered finish and luminescent tips. We can see two moons printed on the moonphase disc sitting at 6 o’clock
The timepiece is powered by the same in-house FC-775 self-winding perpetual calendar movement, beating at 28,800vph with a 38-hour power reserve.
The Naked Watchmaker x Frederique Constant Perpetual Calendar Manufacture Limited Edition retails for €9,995, limited to only 99 pieces globally. Expected delivery for pre-orders is in November 2022.