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Frédérique Constant Celebrates 10 Years of its Heart Beat Manufacture Calibre

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May 2014


Last week, in the presence of the employees of the Brand, its customers and journalists, the Geneva-based watchmaker Frédérique Constant celebrated the 10 years of its calibre the “Heart Beat Manufacture”, now an iconic signature of the Brand, in the famous Building Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (BFM), Geneva – Switzerland.

Frédérique Constant guests were welcomed in the magnificent machines space of the BFM.
Frédérique Constant guests were welcomed in the magnificent machines space of the BFM.

Following the success of the launch of the first Heart Beat Manufacture Calibre in 2004, Frédérique Constant has presented regularly an additional version to its Heart Beat Manufacture range.
The main feature remained constant, the signature and patented aperture, perfectly centred at the 6 o’clock position. Each year, new design features have been added; the Heart Beat has been constantly revised, updated and technically advanced.

The 10 years celebration of Frédérique Constant's “Heart Beat Manufacture” calibre.
The 10 years celebration of Frédérique Constant’s “Heart Beat Manufacture” calibre.

Guests were welcomed in the magnificent machines space of the BFM, where they were able to discover the new traveling Manufacture Exhibition with its luxurious thematic trunks, presenting the various collections; an exhibition that will begin its world tour from June.

During the official presentation, which took place in the big theater, staged artists redrew the history of the brand since its creation, as well as the ten years of development of the in-house calibres of the Frédérique Constant Manufacture. In these ten years, not less than fifteen in-house calibres were developed, produced, assembled and offered to its enthusiastic customers worldwide.

Frédérique Constant Celebrates 10 Years of its Heart Beat Manufacture Calibre

To celebrate it’s tenth anniversary, Peter Stas, CEO and co-founder of the brand, revisited Frédérique Constant’s brand-building over the past ten years, with a watches production reaching over 135’000 pieces this year, among which 18’000 movements will be in-house handcrafted.
Besides paying tribute to the Frédérique Constant Team, Peter Stas revealed two new timepieces in the Manufacture collection, specially edited for this tenth anniversary: a new Heart Beat Manufacture Silicium FC-942, edited to 188 in 18K rose gold and to 18 pieces in platinum, as well as a new Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture FC-980, proposed for the occasion with a dark green finishing and limited to 10 pieces in 18K rose gold and to 10 pieces in stainless steel.

“We are very proud to present this year two new in-house calibres, featuring an innovative escapement in Silicium, that brings now our number of calibres developed, produced and assembled in-house to 15. Thank you for your continued support.”Peter Stas

Source: Frédérique Constant