Frederique Constant celebrates its 30th anniversary this week, and marked the occasion with a new Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon.
Limited to 30 pieces to represent the anniversary, the watch was presented to 300 guests at the French-based company’s birthday bash in Paris.
Featuring the new FC-975 in-house movement, four variations of the new model have been made, which all feature a total of 188 components.
Frederique Constant’s Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon mechanism holds a 38 hour power reserve, while running at 4 Hertz with its balance wheel beating 28,800 times per hour.
The Tourbillon consists of a mobile cage, driven by a gear train carrying the balance wheel and its escapement.
The range is presented in a substantial 42mm diameter 3 part case, available either in polished stainless steel, in 18ct rose gold plated stainless steel or in 18ct rose gold with a see through case back.
The Swiss-made calibres include 33 jewels and the movements are protected by a 5 ATM case for the stainless steel versions and a 3 ATM case for the 18ct gold cases.
The FC-975S4H6 model is set to retail at about $26,000, while the FC-975S4H9 retails at about $37,000.