We like Frederique Constant here at NWC, they do their own thing and they generally do it wonderfully well, but if you look at the plain jane dial on this moonphase, you ask the question; does this look expensive and Swiss, a true statement watch?
Yes, it’s gold plated and sparkly, but that dial looks..a bit flat maybe? On the upside, sometimes less is more and at just under 39mm wide, this one is easy to read at a glance. OK, there’s no retail price on the website but we guess this one will sell at just under £1500.
Not madly expensive for a Swiss automatic, compared to a Chanel or Cartier, but a Tissot T-Classic is about £350 and has plenty of sparkle.
Here’s the tech spec;
FC-702 MANUFACTURE CALIBER, AUTOMATIC, DATE AND MOONPHASE ADJUSTABLE BY THE CROWN
PERLAGE AND CIRCULAR CÔTES DE GENÈVE DECORATIONS
26 JEWELS, 38-HOUR POWER RESERVE, 28’800 ALT/H
POLISHED ROSE GOLD-PLATED 3-PART CASE SET WITH 60 DIAMONDS (0.46CT)
DIAMETER OF 38,8 MM
FRONT CONVEX SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL
WATER-RESISTANT UP TO 3 ATM
SILVER COLOR DIAL WITH APPLIED ROSE GOLD-PLATED INDEXES SET WITH 8 DIAMONDS (0.04CT)
HAND-POLISHED ROSE GOLD-PLATED HOUR, MINUTE AND DATE HANDS
DATE AT 9 O’CLOCK
MOONPHASE AT 3 O’CLOCK