FREDERIQUE CONSTANT the Slimline Joaillerie Chocolate
The 2013 Slimline Joaillerie Collection: A Perfect Blend of Femininity, Fashion and Functionality
When it’s time to buy that special lady in your life a gift that is sure to please, what options do you normally consider? For most people facing that particularly puzzling predicament, several choices frequently make their way to the top of the list as potential solutions.
Is there a lady anywhere in the world, for example, who doesn’t love chocolate in one form or another? What about diamonds? Can you imagine any woman whose pulse wouldn’t quicken if she opened her present and found it contained those sparkling, precious gems?
The soft glow of mother of pearl and the luxurious feel of sensuous satin...these are things as stylish as Audrey Hepburn and as timeless as that chic black dress your lady has hanging in her wardrobe.
For 2013, Frédérique Constant takes great pleasure in introducing the all-new Slimline Joaillerie Collection, a set of utterly unique watches designed purely for the fairer sex. If you’re looking for a gift that blends utter femininity, glamorous fashion and unfailing functionality, the only question remaining is, “Which of the new models would she like best?”
Diamonds, diamonds everywhere
Each of the new Slimline Joaillerie models—the Chocolate, the Mother of Pearl and the Grey--share a number of features. As the Slimline name implies, this collection is beautifully delicate in appearance. Each model is a mere 5.18mm thick (or less than one-quarter of an inch), and the cases are all plated with gleaming rose gold.
Surrounding the 37mm diameter case are no fewer than 60 shining diamonds set in the bezel; one for every minute of every hour. As if that weren’t enough, another 10 diamonds are set by hand in the watch face as hour indexes.
A date display is at the 6 o’clock position; hand applied Roman numeral indexes mark the 12 o’clock position, and each watch’s hour, minute and date functions are controlled by the FC-220 caliber movement. Finally, each watch strap is fastened by means of a rose gold plated tongue buckle.
So which to choose?
Chocolate doesn’t have to be fattening, you know. The Slimline Joaillerie Chocolate model is deliciously perfect proof of that fact. As the name implies, the watch’s dial is a rich, dark chocolate in colour, with an enchanting sunray decoration bringing a warm appearance to the face. The sleek, glamorous satin strap is also chocolate in colour, completing the “delight by chocolate” experience.
The Slimline Joaillerie Mother of Pearl, on the other hand, features a gleaming white dial. The lustrous mother of pearl face is the ultimate in elegance, and the mother of pearl color of the satin strap is chic in the extreme.
Completing the collection is the Slimline Joaillerie Grey, a watch which clearly proves that understated glamour never goes out of fashion. The watch dial is grey-black, with the same, fine sunray decoration applied to the face. The grey satin strap is not only gloriously good-looking, but it will, of course, go with almost any other colour you choose to wear!
- RGP case, set with 60 diamonds on the bezel
- Sapphire crystal, snapped caseback
- Diameter of 37mm
- Thickness: 5.18mm
- Water-resistant to 3 ATM
- Chocolate dial with fine sunray decoration*/**
- Mother of Pearl dial with fine sunray decoration***
- Hand applied index and diamonds (10)
- Date at 6 o’clock
- FC-220 quartz caliber
- Hours, minutes, date
- Chocolate satin strap, with RGP tongue buckle*
- Grey satin strap, with RGP tongue buckle**
- Oyster satin strap, with RGP tongue buckle***