The women's Slimline Moonphase from Swiss brand Frédérique Constant is an especially thin moon phase watch. The 18-karat rose gold versions set with diamonds are particularly elegant and practical pieces of jewelry.
New Slimline Moonphase models from Frédérique Constant are available for around 900 euros. For this price, you get an elegant women's watch with a moon phase display and eight diamond indices. The wristwatch is available in other versions, although stainless steel is the predominant case material. Gold-plated timepieces with eight diamond indices on a mother-of-pearl dial are the most exquisite models. Every version of this timepiece features two feuille hands to keep track of the hours and minutes. These leaf-shaped hands emphasize the classic feminine look of these women's watches.
In terms of a strap, you have the choice between a leather strap and a seven-link stainless steel bracelet, which has a sportier look. The bracelet is also available in a gold-plated version. With a diameter of only 30 mm and a thickness of 7.7 mm, the Slimline Moonphase is a striking piece of jewelry for any woman's wrist. The highlights from this collection include a watch with an 18-karat rose gold case, a diamond-set bezel, and diamonds on a mother-of-pearl dial. The strap is made of alligator leather. This women's gold watch costs around 5,000 euros. The Genevan manufacturer uses precise and reliable quartz movements to power their Slimline Moonphase.
The Manufacture Slimline Moonphase is one of the most impressive watches from Frédérique Constant. The 42-mm version is powered by the automatic in-house caliber FC-705. The women's model is a bit smaller at 39 mm in diameter, and its diamond-set bezel and dial give it a feminine touch. The Manufacture Slimline Moonphase Ladies is powered by the caliber FC-703. The power reserve of both the FC-705 and FC-703 is 42 hours. With a thickness of 11 mm, these classic dress watches are pleasantly slim. Their design is simple and elegant, and thanks to the thin bezel, large dial, and thin hands, the watch appears larger than it actually is. The date hand and moon phase displays are at six o'clock.
The men's version of the Manufacture Slimline Moonphase is available in stainless steel, gold-plated steel, or 18-karat rose gold. The dial is available in silver, blue, brown, or ivory, and thin indices are used as hour markers. Most Manufacture Slimline Moonphase men's models have alligator leather straps which are either blue, black, or brown; however, you also have the choice of a seven-link stainless steel bracelet. If you're interested in this Frédérique Constant watch with a moon phase display and an in-house caliber, you should be prepared to pay at least 1,900 euros for a new stainless steel timepiece. The rose gold-plated dress watches cost around 2,500 euros when new. The 18-karat gold models are significantly more expensive, costing about 8,000 euros.
You can purchase new women's watches from the Manufacture Slimline Moonphase for around 4,000 euros on Chrono24. These timepieces have sparkling diamonds on the dial and bezel. If you want something even more intricate than a moon phase display, then consider the Slimline Perpetual Calendar. This classic wristwatch has a perpetual calendar and is one of the most affordable Swiss watches with this complication. The prices for the Slimline Perpetual Calendar start at around 6,300 euros.
|Slimline Moonphase||Diamond indices, precise quartz movement, mother-of-pearl dial||Starting at 900 euros|
|Manufacture Slimline Moonphase||Automatic in-house claiber FC-705, elegant design||Starting at 1,900 euros|
|Slimline Perpetual Calendar||Perpetual calendar, in-house caliber FC-775||Starting at 6,300 euros|
Frédérique Constant is unique amongst Swiss watch brands. It's one of the few that offer in-house calibers at affordable prices. Alpina has similar prices, although their chronographs, diving watches, and pilot's watches are more directed towards lovers of sports watches.
If you want a simple watch with an in-house caliber, then it's worth taking a look at the offerings from the German brand Nomos. They feature striking yet simple timepieces inspired by the Bauhaus movement. The company is based in Glashütte, only a few meters away from A. Lange & Söhne, one of the most famous German watch manufacturers.
One of the most popular models from the German manufacturer is the Tangente. This timepiece's dial is very clear. It features a small seconds at six o'clock. With a thickness of less than 7 mm, the wristwatch is very slim. Currently, the Tangente is available with a diameter of 33 mm, 35 mm, or 38 mm. The manual caliber Alpha is the movement powering these timepieces. If you prefer an automatic watch, then the Tangente Neomatik is a better choice. The particularly slim 3.2-mm in-house caliber DUW 3001 with Nomos's own patented Swing System powers the Neomatik version.
Pre-owned Tangentes are available for less than 1,000 euros, while you should plan on spending at least 1,200 euros for a new one. The Neomatik version of this classic Nomos timepiece costs 2,400 euros new.