Frédérique Constant’s motto is “Live your passion”. For it is precisely from this highly emotional passion for the art of watchmaking that the company was born. From Peter and Aletta Stas’ passion for elegant and technically first-class watches. Not only were the two founders passionate about mechanical quality, they also admired the elegant aesthetics of Swiss timepieces. Founded in 1988, Frédérique Constant is a young innovative company dedicated to developing classic high-quality timepieces at competitive prices, making them accessible to a wider audience of watch enthusiasts. The company has been based in the Swiss town of Plan-les-Ouates since the beginning of 2006. All stages of watch development are located there under one roof – from the initial design to assembly and final quality control.


The first in-house developed manufacture caliber was created in 2004 for models from the ‘Heartbeat’ series. Intertwined with the models in this series is Frédérique Constant’s charitable commitment. The company donates $50 to various heart and children’s disease charities for every watch sold from the Heartbeat women’s collection.

It became a matter of honor for Frédérique Constant’s team to keep presenting sensational innovations. To date, 19 manufacture movements have been developed entirely in Plan-Les-Ouates. This is also where the first Swiss-made ‘Horological Smartwatch’ with an analog dial was created. A world premiere that caused a stir in the watch world in 2015.


The first perpetual calendar developed in-house was a novelty for 2016. As a complication, this is a challenge for any luxury watch brand and once again became a sensation in Basel – not least because of its comparatively affordable price. This marvel of precision engineering is designed to last a century and will accurately display the time and date day after day for you as well as your grandchildren to come. The development process lasted three years. Highly remarkable works of art are created here in harmony with the classical art of watchmaking and the latest technologies of the 21st century. Despite all the filigree and subtle construction, great importance was attached to the robustness, reliability and the simplest possible operation of the perpetual calendar. The final assembly of the caliber takes an accomplished watchmaker two days. The entire manufacturing process even takes 8 to 10 months.

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Stefan Oberleitner



mit abgeschlossener Ausbildung im Uhrmacherhandwerk für unser Patek Philippe-Team