When I first tried to describe what it was like to win the watch lover’s trip of a lifetime, I ended up writing a lengthy travelogue that while descriptive, failed to adequately put into words how it felt to win the aBlogtoWatch/Frédérique Constant Holiday 2012 giveaway.
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For several days I took instruction from a master watchmaker while I and an aBlogtoWatch reader were guests of Frederique Constant in Geneva putting together our first watch movement. It was a thrilling experience, and one that few people will ever receive, even if they pay for it.
A new, and most definitely welcome trend in modern horology is something Frederique Constant likes to call: “Affordable Luxury.” What that meant during the past 20 or so years is the expansion of a new market of timepieces built to high-end quality and aesthetic standards and equipped with fine mechanical movements…
Today I will be flying to Geneva to learn how to make a watch and one of you will be joining me. If you recall back in December 2012 our monthly giveaway was for either a Frederique Constant (or Alpina) watch, or the chance to travel to Geneva and build your own watch and take it home with you.
Thanks to David B. who was the winner of a Frederique Constant watch back in the December 2012 holiday giveaway. For his winning watch he chose a Peking To Paris Chronograph. After living with it for a little while he had the following watch review report to make for his fellow readers…
Below you’ll find a watch winner report from Caroline H., who was one of three lucky winners in the December 2012 aBlogtoWatch Frederique Constant trip and watches giveaway.
Announcing the winners of the 2012 holiday watch and trip giveaway by Frederique Constant.
Have you entered the December 2012 holiday giveaway on aBlogtoWatch? Second and third place winners get their choice of Frederique Constant or Alpina watches while the first place winner gets an all-expenses paid trip to Geneva to build and take home their very own watch with an in-house made movement.
aBlogtoWatch and Swiss watch maker Frederique Constant present you with a very special giveaway opportunity. This month you can win an all-expenses paid trip to Geneva, Switzerland to visit the Frederique Constant/Alpina manufacture.
Frederique Constant’s newest watch with an in-house made movement is both useful and attractive. Building upon their core in-house automatic with an “open heart” display of the escapement, this newer model with the Caliber FC-938 automatic boasts the time with a second time zone in a subsidiary dial. Making for a good traveler’s watch, the […]
As the official timer of the “Healey Challenge” race in the UK, Frederique Constant has been making Austin Healey themed timepieces for a little while now…
Back in 2009 I wrote about the in-house FC-700 automatic movement by Frederique Constant, as well as the Maxime Manufacture watch that it came in. Since then Frederique Constant released the Maxime Manufacture watch (in steel at 42mm wide), and the Maxime Manufacture Lady (in various materials at 39mm wide). Here you see images of […]
For a few years now Frederique Constant has been in cahoots with the UK based Healey Challenge. An annual race operated by the Healey Drivers Club. What does Frederique Constant get do in this scene? Well make special limited edition watches that might be of interesting ti the Healey divers. I actually wrote about their […]
Frederique Constant has something to be proud about. At the very least it should be something that is exiting to fine watch consumers. While not the only company to offer relatively low cost in-house made movements, their new Maxine Manufacture Collection watches are beautifully made and feature a totally in-house made Swiss movement for under 2000 […]
Watch makers like to attach themselves to cars whenever possible. Not that watches are like cars, but the idea is that people who appreciate cars can probably also appreciate watches. I have an idea why that is. Most cars can take you from “a to point b.” Likewise, most watches will tell you the time. […]
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