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Frédérique Constant Manufacture Perpetual Calendar

Frédérique Constant launches the first three models of its newest perpetual calendar.

After introducing the first Swiss made Horological Smartwatch, powered by MotionX® last year, Frederique Constant is pushing out the boundaries of innovation once more. This year, Frederique Constant is investing a new field of mechanical perfection by creating its first in-house perpetual calendar with the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar.

Designed in keeping with classical watchmaking principles, updated with innovative 21st century techniques the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar of Frederique Constant has been entirely created to meet customers requirements, which are : robustness, reliability and easy to adjust.

Loyal to the signature codes of the Slimline collection, the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar watch comes with a rose gold plated or stainless steel case of 42mm, water-resistant to 3 ATM, and fitted with a sapphire case back enabling to admire the FC-775 movement with its Perlage & Circular Côtes de Genève decoration.
The three first models of the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar range are presented with a very clean and pure dial, either silver or blue with the button-hour markers matching the color of the case.
The watches are enhanced with a brown or black alligator strap and presented in a luxurious wooden gift box.

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Developped, produced and assembled by the Frederique Constant watchmakers in the Plan-les-Ouates ateliers, the Manufacture Perpetual Calendar houses the new in-house FC-775 automatic calibre, which drives the hour and minute hands along with the perpetual calendar. The FC-775 calibre measures just 6,7mm thick, beats at a Frequency of 4 HZ (28’8000 vibrations per hour), has 26 jewels and a 38-hour power reserve.  
The finishing of the 191 parts, produced with the Frederique Constant CNC machines makes sure that this timepiece is a reliable gage of long-term functionality.

Inset buttons on both sides of the case are used to easily adjust the calendar mechanism. One button near 5 o’clock advances the moonphase, while another near 8 o’clock is used for the date of the week, and the one button at 10 o’clock advances the day and date simultaneously. When you adjust your perpetual
calendar, you need to set the date first and then the day. To finish, the button near 11o’clock displays the month and the leap year at the same time.  The hour
and minute functions are adjustable through the crown. Once adjusted, this highly sophisticated mechanism will take into account the months with 30 and 31 days, the 28 days of February and also the leap year cycle with the return of 29 February every four years.
Normally this watch shouldn't require any manual correction before 400 years, but as there is an exception in the Gregorian Calendar, the watch will need to be adjusted on March 1st 2100, which would have been be a leap year.

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