Frédérique Constant grew 16 % in 2014, Alpina 64 %! Respect! I today met Peter Stas in Geneva and we talked about the upcoming horological year 2015. What does Peter expect and was does Peter have in the pipeline?
Frédérique Constant and Alpina based in Geneva are 100% family business. The two brands are owned and managed by Aletta and Peter Stas. As part of an old tradition meanwhile we always meet at the beginning of the year to talk about the watch business and to exchange all kind of stories. I do also always see all the the 2015 novelties of the two brands. I can tell you that you will like the new products that are in the pipeline and that will be presented during Baselworld 2015 in March.
But before this I will already meet Aletta and Peter again the 24th February. This will be the launch day in Europe for a real smart development none of you would expect being either a Frédérique Constant or an Alpina timepiece. I promise you this will be real horological sensation!
After the European launch day Aletta will fly to Hongkong an Peter to San Francisco to present their novelty overseas. After the press conference in San Francisco, Februar 27th @ 03:00 a.m. UTC, the story finally will go online here at www.watch-insider.com
Be sure not to miss it!
Before this, today, I invite you to listen to my interesting conversation with Peter…
And as a first teaser one of the novelties Peter just mentioned …
The new Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer Navy Blue
The new Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer Navy Blue is powered by the FC-718 Manufacture automatic calibre , with 26 jewels and a 42-hour power reserve. It was completely developed in-house at the Frederique Constant manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates in Geneva. All functions are easily accessible through the crown, there are no extra push buttons sticking out on the sides of the case.
The Worldtimer function can be used by selecting the desired city and placing it at the 12’oclock position on the dial. Once the disc is synchronized, you will be able to read the time of the biggest cities of the world and your local time from the dial. Furthermore the Worldtime-disc also indicates if it’s day or night: the white section of the disc symbolizes the day and the blue section the night. The date is displayed at “6’oclock”.
The Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture Worldtimer Navy Blue will be priced at around 3250 Euro including 20 % VAT.