Frederique Constant has reinforced its Slimline collection of watches by adding a novelty with a self-explanatory name – Classic Automatic. The new model is as the other watches from the collection made with a slim and elegant profile and, in this case, supplied with an automatic mechanical model. The only featured function except the basic one is a date display. Frederique Constant Slimline Classic Automatic is also characterized with an affordable price. While the steel version with yellow gold plating costs around $2,250, the basic variant sans the plating has the price tag close to $1,985.
The latest watch by the Swiss company features a simple, elegant and, as its name states, classic design. It is placed in a round case of very restrained dimensions. Despite the fact that it is nominally a timepiece intended for gentlemen, the smaller diameter of the housing which is 39 mm wide recommends the piece to both men and women. Its flat profile of just 7.7 mm makes the watch even more appealing. The construction likewise includes a fixed bezel which consists of three concentric segments (of which the outer is slightly serrated), as well as sapphire crystals on both front and back side of the timekeeper. Despite its slim built, the watch is water resistant to 30 meters.
Beneath the sapphire crystal of the Frederique Constant’s novelty lays a silver dial with two types of guilloche embellishments. Moreover, it includes printed Roman numerals in black color, Breguet type of two central hands, as well as a date aperture at the six o’clock position. When the wristlet is concerned, the Swiss watchmaker opted for an alligator leather strap.
Behind the functioning of new Frederique Constant Slimline Classic Automatic piece stands a self-winding mechanical movement with the designation FC-306. The caliber which can be seen through the case-back integrates 25 jewels in its construction and operates at the frequency of 28,800 vph. It is rather poor when it comes to supported features. However, this is caused by and compensated with the decision to keep the watch’s profile slimmer. Similarly, the supported power reserve of the automatic caliber is once again not that impressive and lasts for 42 hours.
The latest novelty from the Slimline collection is available in two versions, as it has been mentioned. The first of these is with the serial number FC-306MC4S35. It features yellow gold plating on the case and it is coupled with a brown-colored attachment. The more affordable and arguably better looking version of the watch bears the designation FC-306MC4S36. It has a basic stainless steel housing which is paired with a black wristlet.