Frederique Constant Classics Elegance Luna Comes With Mother-Of-Pearl Dial

Frederique Constant Classics Elegance Luna Comes With Mother-Of-Pearl Dial

The Classics Elegance Luna is the latest timepiece to be released in Frederique Constant’s Classics collection.

The moon in question is redolent with romance and intimacy: two half-moons embrace amid a mother-of-pearl dial housed in a 36-millimetre steel case. Four variations are being made available, all powered by an automatic movement that tells the time atop new Roman numeral hour markers in colours matching the timepiece’s leather strap. All four models feature a jewel-set minute track; two also have a bezel set with jewels, making a total of 96 diamonds. 

Sometimes, a truly innocent insight is the best. When the daughter of Frederique Constant’s Director of Research & Development set out to dream of a moonphase, it was a far cry from the usual display, taking a very different approach to that of a watchmaker or a designer. Her inspiration was more romantic and sentimental in nature; the result is two halves of a moon that meet and embrace against a starry backdrop. 

This little piece of magic is displayed in the window at 6 o’clock, featuring a lunar disc designed exclusively for Frederique Constant. Oscillating between light and dark shades of grey, the two halves of the moon greet each other with a kiss. The moon’s soft and subtle colours were chosen to go with the watch externals. On each model, the steel case with its silver highlights is matched by steel hands deployed above a mother-of-pearl dial. The latter’s moire finish is pink, light green, blue or grey, in gentle hues that constantly change with the light. 

The thoroughly classic nature of this layout is here further enhanced by a new hour ring on which traditional Arabic numerals have been replaced by slender, gracious Roman counterparts. For the first time in the collection, these have been done out in the same colour as the topstitched leather deployment-clasp strap, forming a style signature that’s exclusive to this collection – and a rarity in watchmaking in general. 

The new models measure just 36 millimetres in diameter and are all powered by the same self-winding FC-331 calibre, which boasts a 38-hour power reserve. Two models add their own 

touch of prestige with a fully jewel-set hour ring and bezel for a total of 96 diamonds, 1.17 carats in all. The first of these models comes in a bright, modern apple green; the second is done out in denim blue. 

Only the hour ring is set with diamonds on the other two pieces: 56 in all, for a total of 0.7 carats. These more sober and discreet variations come in navy blue with matching hands or a warm, romantic red with steel hands. 

Technical Specifications:

 Classics Elegance Luna 

RRP £3,795 

Reference FC-331MPWTD3BD6 


Hours, minutes, moonphase 


FC-331 calibre, automatic 
38-hour power reserve, 28’800 alt/h, 26 jewels 


Polished stainless steel 2-part case set of 40 diamonds (0,47 carat) 
Diameter of 36 mm 
Height of 10.60 mm 
Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal 
Water-resistant up to 5 ATM/50m/164ft 
See-through threaded case back 


White mother-of-pearl dial with 56 diamonds set in the center (0,7carat) 
Light blue printed roman numerals 
Hand-polished silver colour hour and minute hands 
Moonphase at 6 o’clock 


Light blue calf leather strap with crocodile pattern embossing with tone-on-tone stitching 
Folding buckle 

For more information please visit Frederique Constant

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