Welcome to “My First Grail Watch,” a new interview series on aBlogtoWatch that explores the first major timepiece lusted after by important people in the watch industry. Today, we’re hearing from Peter Stas, CEO and co-founder of Frederique Constant.
Topic | Frederique Constant
In this edition’s roundup, we check out a mix of sports and dress watches including a hardy Bell & Ross chronograph, two affordable dive watches, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Patek Philippe’s new Gondolo watch and Corum’s latest releases at Baselworld. We also discuss the pros and cons of buying from a retail shop and online, and also visit Audemars Piguet’s Singapore service center.
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.
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…
The Only Watch 2013 charity watch auction which occurs every other year in Monaco is coming up in September of 2013. aBlogtoWatch has created a full list (that we will update as more watches for the auction are released) of all the piece unique (one-of-a-kind) timepieces that will be offered at the event.
Can someone explain to us why most smart watches are so terribly ugly? “Connected” electronic watch makers can sure learn something from the Swiss watch industry. We also discuss the aBlogtoWatch trip to Frederique Constant to build timepieces, and what it means to have emotion for mechanical watches.
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.
While at Baselworld 2012, I had an interesting idea. It wasn’t totally unique, and I certainly didn’t come up with it originally. I did however stumble upon a solution for a huge problem with the watch industry and a great way to solve it. Something that to my knowledge isn’t really being done with any […]
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 expected the ONLY Watch 2011 went without a hitch last week. It raised € 4.5 million, about USD $ 6,075,000 as of this writing. Let’s take a look at some of the results. [see all of the watches: studio pics & in-the-flesh, hands-on] Antiquorum Auctioneers – The collection of unique 40 timepieces achieves € […]
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