Scarcely any brands fight at a surprisingly high level just as Frederique Constant does. The Swiss mark figures out how to deliver a really immortal look with in-house developments for definitely not exactly most comparable brand, particularly with its Classics line. The very line that brought forth the amazing Classic Moonphase has now filled in another, mainstream bearing with this: the Classic GMT Automatic.
Like most Frederique Constant pieces, this new expansion appears to be a biggest hits collection of old style configuration signals. The case is a straightforward three-piece issue, with an adjusted bezel on a thin mid-case with impeccably proportioned tightened drags. From the side, the case dividers delicately bend outward, giving it a luxury, comfortable feel and holding things back from feeling excessively rakish. Around back, the sapphire showcase back offers a brief look into the in-house-altered FC-350 caliber.
The dial is a comparably splendid blend of Breguet, Patek and other conventional plan thoughts. There’s some amazing play with surfaces going on here—the external hours list ring is a quieted sunburst silver, while the 24-hour GMT track proceeds with this sunray design while isolated by a razor slight line. The focal point of the dial, at that point, includes an attractive precious stone guilloche-like example, which is thusly gotten in a tight ring right external the hours track. Regarding plan language, it’s as old school as it gets, with rich thin Roman numerals coupled to Breguet hands. In the interim, the GMT hand is a basic bolt, with an advancement that holds the entire dial back from feeling a piece stodgy.
The at the core of the Classic GMT Automatic began life as a Selitta SW200, however that’s a long way from something terrible. The SW200 is an admired Swiss base for expanding upon, and Frederique Constant has added some genuine treats to the bundle as a completely in-house planned GMT module. Moreover, Frederique Constant has tossed in a few (though meager) bespoke adornment to the FC-350, with a special marked gold rotor got done with wide Côtes de Genève. The specs for the completed item are more than good also, with a 36-hour power save, 26 gems and a rich smooth beat pace of 28,800 bph. At a promoted 42 millimeters in measurement, it’s on the huge side for a dressier plan, yet shouldn’t be so large as to be clumsy. Tie decision is restricted to dark and earthy colored croc. While both complement the outdated idea of the Classic GMT Automatic well, it’d be fascinating to perceive how this piece admissions on a Milanese cross section also. With everything taken into account, it’s a traditionally attractive expansion to Frederique Constant’s heavenly Classics line, and a good incentive at $1,695 for steel and $1,895 for the rose gold plated rendition. We’re anticipating seeing significantly more of these in the coming months.