The wonders of the moon, lustrous yellow gold, gleaming mother of pearl and sparkling diamonds…the exceptional watchmakers and talented engineers at Swiss watchmaker, Frederique Constant, have combined all these elements – and more – into a single new collection that is sure to make any lady’s heart race. The 2014 Slimline Moonphase Ladies Collection features no fewer than six brand new models, each more beautiful than the last, but at prices that may leave you wondering, “How can they do that?”Every model in the range is powered by the FC-206 quartz caliber five-jewel movement. The 30 mm steel case will attract the eye with its ultra-feminine appearance. The dial itself is stunning mother of pearl, protected by diamond-hard sapphire crystal, and speaking of diamonds, the hour indexes include no fewer than eight hand applied diamonds (0.02 ct). The delicate hands are hand polished to a rich sheen, and the moonphase display is located at the 6 o’clock position.
The technical wizards at Frederique Constant have also designed the watch so that all functions (hours, minutes and moonphase) are adjustable through a single crown, and in spite of their petite appearance, every watch in the range is water resistant to three atmospheres.
Two of the models are presented with yellow gold plated steel cases. The FC-206MPWD1S5 comes with a shiny beige leather strap, while the FC-206MPWD1S5B features a yellow gold plated bracelet with seven rows of slim gold links.
The remaining four models have highly polished stainless steel cases, yet once again, each version is completely unique. The FC-206MPWD1S6 comes with a shiny, dark blue leather strap, while the FC-206MPWD1S6B is presented with a gleaming stainless steel seven-row bracelet.
Finally, the FC-206MPWD1SD6 and FC-206MPWD1SD6B both offer something extra special. As well as the diamond indexes, these two models also feature more than a half-carat of sparkling diamonds (0.56 ct) set in the watch dial’s perimeter. The first is finished with a classic, shiny, black leather strap; the other with the fashionable stainless steel bracelet.
Now, gents, do you want the good news? These new models start at just CHF 920 for the FC-206MPWD1S6, while the versions featuring all those extra diamonds are on offer for just CHF 2’250. Can you really give the lady in your life diamonds, gold, mother of pearl and even the moon itself at those prices? To paraphrase an American president, “Yes you can!”