Frederique Constant Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Manufacture – the Sub-20K

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Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Frederique Constant wowed the crowds in Paris with its double complication at an unbelievable price. Once again, Frederique Constant sticks to its slogan of ‘accessible luxury’ and proves that acquiring a quality, manufacture watch with complications does not mean having to mortgage your house.

In 2008 the brand launched its first in-house tourbillon with a silicon escapement wheel, and by 2016, the brand upped the complexity ante and came out with an in-house perpetual calendar watch retailing for under EUR 8,000 – which knocked the socks off every other QP on the market.

Polished to a high gleam, the corpulent case is very much a part of the personality of this watch. The ‘closed dials’ are silver in colour and display Frederique Constant’s classic bent and feature large printed Roman numerals, a clous de Paris guilloché decoration in the centre of the dial and the perpetual calendar indications arranged in three subsidiary counters with a snailed background.

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