The Slimline: Elegant, Flat, and Affordable
The watches in Frédérique Constant's Slimline collection are the perfect dress watches. Thanks to their elegant design, they coordinate perfectly with business attire. True to the brand's philosophy, the watches are available at fair prices.
- Elegant luxury watches at affordable prices
- Dress watches for men and women
- Diamond-set women's watches
- Heart Beat Automatic with an open-worked dial
How much do watches in the Frédérique Constant Slimline collection cost?
All of the women's and men's watches in the Slimline collection feature exceptionally flat cases and simple designs. The most impressive watches in the series have automatic calibers and are made of 18-karat rose gold. Frédérique Constant also offers a diamond-set Slimline Moonphase with a moon phase display and the Slimline Mini with a small 25-mm case for women. The Slimline Gents was created for the gentlemen among us. Lovers of classic watches will be enthralled by the Slimline Classics Automatic. The automatic watch has a clean design with Breguet hands and Roman numeral hour markers.
Slimline Collection Overview
|Slimline Automatic||40 mm||Automatic, date||Starting at 1,000 euros|
|Slimline Classics Automatic||39 mm||Automatic, date||Starting at 1,300 euros|
|Slimline Gents||37 mm to 39 mm||Date, small seconds, 25-month battery life||Starting at 600 euros|
|Slimline Heart Beat Automatic||40 mm||Automatic, open balance wheel||Starting at 1,600 euros|
|Slimline Mini||25 mm||25-month battery life||Starting at 700 euros|
|Slimline Mid Size||29 mm||Up to 72-month battery life||Starting at 600 euros|
|Slimline Moonphase||30 mm||Moon phase display, 60-month battery life||Starting at 600 euros|
Slimline Automatic: Simple Automatic Dress Watches
The Slimline Automatic has a simple, clean design. Its two thin hands and delicate indices indicate the time; Frédérique Constant decided against adding a seconds hand to this timepiece. The date display window is unobtrusively placed at three o'clock on the dial, which is available in silver, dark gray, or chocolate. The more classic versions have Roman numerals as hour markers, and the models with a domed dial and sapphire glass have a retro touch. Most Slimline Automatics have a stainless steel case, though gold or rose gold-plated versions are also available. The most impressive versions are those made of 18-karat rose gold . Frédérique Constant most often uses brown or black alligator leather for the strap. Alternatively, you have the choice of a three or seven-link stainless steel bracelet.
New 40-mm Slimline Automatics cost around 1,000 euros. New gold-plated watches cost about 200 euros more. If you want a version made of 18-karat gold, you should be prepared to spend around 3,000 euros.
Classics Automatic: Classic Automatic Timepieces
The Classics Automatic is the most traditional wristwatch in the Slimline series. It features Roman numerals, thin Breguet hands, and a guilloche dial. Frédérique Constant offers the Classics Automatic in stainless steel or with a gold-plated case. The fluting on the side of the case emphasizes the watch's classic design. There's a small, unobtrusive date display at six o'clock. With a diameter of 39 mm, the dress watch is perfect for almost every wrist size. Frédérique Constant pairs this timepiece with an alligator leather strap.
A new Classics Automatic from the Slimline collection costs 1,300 euros. Gold-plated versions cost 1,500 euros.
Slimline Gents: For the Stylish Gentleman
The Slimline Gents is a typical men's watch. The timepiece has a simple design that ranges from classic to modern. The traditional versions resemble the Classics Automatic with their Roman numerals, Breguet hands, and guilloche dials. Unlike the automatic watches, the Gents models have a small seconds at six o'clock. The date display is located at three o'clock. This timepiece is powered by an incredibly precise quartz movement. Since it's thinner than an automatic caliber, the Gents watches are only 5 mm thick. The more modern versions of these timepieces feature Arabic numerals alternating with tapered indices as hour markers paired with leaf-shaped Feuille hands which tell the time. Particularly streamlined versions feature no seconds hand and thin stick indices. Similar to other Frédérique Constant watches, the Slimline Gents is available in stainless steel or with a gold-plated case. You have the choice between a leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.
Thanks to its quartz movement, the Slimline Gents is available for as little as 600 euros. Gold-plated versions cost around 700 euros.
Slimline Heart Beat Automatic: Looking at the Balance Wheel
The Slimline Heart Beat Automatic gives you a look at the balance wheel, the heart of every mechanical watch. The dial is open beneath 12 o'clock, allowing you to view the balance wheel as it swings back and forth. The automatic caliber FC-312 keeps this timepiece running and has a 42-hour power reserve. Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire glass protects the dial. The 40-mm stainless steel watch is also available in a rose gold-plated version. The dial is available in silver or dark gray. Frédérique Constant uses thin stick indices for the hour markers and pairs the timepiece with a leather strap to emphasize its dress watch feel.
A new Slimline Heart Beat Automatic can be purchased for around 1,600 euros, while gold-plated versions cost around 1,800 euros.
Slimline Ladies' Watches
The Slimline series also features watches for women: the Mini, the Mid Size, and the Moonphase. With a diameter of just 25 mm, and a thickness of only 5.3 mm, the Mini is a very small ladies' watch and perfect for tiny wrists. Some of the more expensive models feature diamond-set dials or bezels. Versions without diamonds feature Roman numerals as hour markers. Stainless steel is generally used for the case and bracelet, but some versions are gold-plated. Frédérique Constant uses quartz movements in these timepieces. New Slimline Minis can be purchased for just 700 euros.
The 29-mm Slimline Mid Size is a delicate women's watch available in a classic or simple version. The simple model only features two hands for the hours and minutes, and thin indices serve as hour markers. In terms of design, this timepiece is a smaller version of the men's Slimline Automatic. The classic version of the Mid Size has Roman numerals, Breguet hands, and a guilloche dial. It has a strong resemblance to the Classics Automatic. The Mid Size is made of stainless steel, although gold-plated versions are also available. New, this watch costs 600 euros.
The Slimline Moonphase is one of the highlights of Frédérique Constant's women's watches. It features a moon phase display above six o'clock and two Feuille hands display the time. Most versions of the Slimline Moonphase are made of stainless steel, though gold-plated versions are also available. The most impressive model is made of 18-karat rose gold and features a mother-of-pearl dial with diamond indices and a diamond-set bezel. The pink alligator leather strap completes the fairy tale feel of this timepiece. The gold watch costs about 5,000 euros. Stainless steel versions are significantly more affordable: New, they cost 600 euros. Prices for gold-plated versions start around 700 euros.