The Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic collection offers a balance between luxury and affordability. Designed by women, for women, these watches exemplify the essence of today’s women. The simple yet elegant designs accentuated with diamonds are a modern classic along with the iconic Heart Beat dial design. The Ladies Automatic watch is perfect for everyday wear, whether casual or formal. And given their price tag, these are sure to be worth every money spent.
Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic: Watches Designed by Women, For Women
Despite being new to the watchmaking industry, Frederique Constant watches are compelling in every way, and the Ladies Automatic collection is no exception. Elegant and feminine, Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic watches strike the balance between style and value. The watches come in simple rose gold plating or stainless steel, adorned with diamonds on its case or on its hour markers. Its guilloché or sunray-decorated dial also adds a touch of sophistication to its overall look. Additionally, one doesn't have to worry about breaking the bank since all Frederique Constant ladies' watches and men’s watches come with an affordable price tag.
Pretty to look at, part of the sales of these Frederique Constant women's watches also go to charities related to heart and children’s issues.
Prices at a Glance: Most Popular Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Watches
This handy table includes a list of popular Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic watches. Along with the reference number, it also includes unique features and the price for those wondering how much is a Ladies Automatic watch.
Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Small Seconds FC-318MPN3B6
36mm stainless steel case
See-through sapphire caseback
Blue mother-of-pearl dial with guilloché decoration
How much does a Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic watch cost?
With a starting price of less than $2,000 USD, a Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic is one of the most affordable luxury watches on the market. Even the most expensive Ladies Automatic watch can be considered affordable as compared to other Swiss and Italian luxury watches.
Prices for the Classic Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Watches
The Ladies Automatic watch is simple, straightforward, and affordable. For those looking for a good introductory watch, the Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic FC-303LGD3B6 costs $1,768 USD and has a 36mm polished stainless steel case with a sunray-decorated light grey dial. Another model, the Ladies Automatic FC-303LGD3BD2B, has a diamond-set case and a two-tone rose gold-plated stainless steel bracelet. It also has a light gray dial with sunray decoration and a date window on the 3 o’clock marker. Retailing at $3,874 USD, this is one of the more expensive Frederique Constant ladies' watches.
A newer model, the Ladies Automatic Small Seconds features small seconds and a date window similar to some of the Frederique Constant Slimline watches. Adhering to its concept of affordable luxury, the Ladies Automatic Small Seconds costs between $1,767 USD to $2,100 USD.
Prices for the Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Heart Beat and Double Heart Beat Series
The Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Heart Beat and Double Heart Beat are perhaps the collection’s most iconic models. They feature a unique heart-shaped glass at the 12 o’clock marker. One of the popular models of this watch is the Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Heart Beat FC-310SQPV2PD6, retailing at $4,539 USD. This particular model has a white guilloché dial set with diamonds, 6 diamonds, and one Roman numeral index to serve as hour markers.
On the other hand, the Double Heart Beat boasts two overlapping hearts on the 12 o’clock marker. The Ladies Automatic Double Heart Beat FC-310NDHB3B6 is priced at $1,879 USD and has a stainless steel case with a sunray-designed blue dial to match the 3 silver indexes and 6 applied diamonds.
World Heart Federation & Frederique Constant
Since 2013, Frederique Constant has been supporting the World Heart Federation, a non-governmental organization that is dedicated to raising issues on cardiovascular disease, including heart diseases. In 2015, aside from a monetary donation to the organization, the Swiss watchmaker designed and created a new collection of watches: the Ladies Automatic "World Heart Federation".
One watch from the collection, the World Heart Federation FC-310WHF2PD2B3 features a Double Heart Beat opening, a mother-of-pearl dial, and a rose gold plated bezel set with diamonds. Powered by an FC-310 automatic movement, this two-tone stainless steel watch costs 4,895 USD. Another model, the World Heart Federation FC-303WHF2PD4B3, lacks the Heart Beat movement but it has a date window on the 6 o’clock marker. In addition to the printed numeral on the 12 o’clock marker, the Ladies Automatic watch also has 10 diamond-set hour markers. This rose gold-plated stainless steel watch also costs $4,895 USD.
Frederique Constant also allows its patrons and customers to create their own Ladies Automatic watch via their website. All you need to do is to enter a valid email address and your name, and you can customize your own Ladies Automatic Frederique Constant watch.
Choose between a rose gold plated or a stainless steel case and let your creative juices flow as you design your Ladies Automatic Watch. Do you want to add diamond hour markers, do you prefer painted indexes, or a combination of both? You can choose the dial color, hour indicators, and have the option to add their signature Double Heart Beat movement. From the case, dial, and strap, Frederique Constant lets you take the lead in designing the perfect Ladies Automatic watch for you.
In 2020, Frederique Constant released a series of new Ladies Automatic watches featuring small seconds. This complication is placed at the 9 o’clock marker. As compared to the previous releases where most of the watches feature a sunray designed dial, these new Frederique Constant watches have a guilloché dial.
Another notable difference in the newer models is the placement of the date window. While previous Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic watches have their date window on the 3 o’clock marker, newer ones have it on the 6 o’clock marker, a subtle yet welcome change. In addition, new models also operate on an FC-318 movement with a 38-hour power reserve. Previous Ladies Automatic watches were powered by an FC-303 movement and previous Ladies Automatic Double Heart Beat operated on an FC-310 movement.
These new Frederique Constant ladies watches may have a new movement and dial design, but they still exude the popular charm and elegance of their predecessors.
History Behind the Collection
Founded in 1988, Frederique Constant is one of the newer luxury watchmakers in the market. Since releasing its first collection in 1992, the company has sold over 120,000 watches in more than 100 countries.
The Ladies Automatic collection is the brand’s line of chic and ladylike watches. Watches in this collection are simply straightforward and functional, providing the basic and needed complications like the date window and small seconds. Its guilloché or sunray decorated dials are a welcome change from the plain dials which can come off as flat. With a diameter of 36mm, the Frederique Constant watch is the right size as smaller diameters would make the indexes and date window or small seconds look crowded. Lastly, some models are adorned with diamonds, whether around their bezel or as hour markers.
Reasons to Buy a Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Watch
While most people are hesitant in buying luxury watches because of their price tag, there’s no need to worry about breaking the bank when purchasing a Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic watch. This is easily one of the reasons to buy a watch from the Swiss luxury brand. They combine Swiss watchmaking practices and expertise and affordability, proof that good quality wristwatches and timepieces shouldn’t only be accessible to those who can afford them.
Ladies Automatic watches are also worth buying because not only do you get a Swiss-made timepiece, you can also help the less fortunate. Through a partnership with actress Gwyneth Paltrow, for every watch in the Frederique Constant collection sold, the company donates 50 USD to DonorsChoose.org. In addition, for every Double Heart Beat watch sold, Frederique Constant will donate 50 USD to different charities related to children and the heart.
Stylish, affordable, and charitable — these are the reasons why the Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic is a must-buy for horology enthusiasts or those looking for their first luxury watch.
Famous Patrons of the Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic Watch
Despite being a relatively new collection in the horology industry, Ladies Automatic Frederique Constant watches have been a favorite among celebrities and other A-listers. Most notably, American actress and author Gwyneth Paltrow is one of the collection’s most famous patrons. Not only that, but Paltrow is also the brand’s ambassador for the collection since 2016. As part of their partnership, Frederique Constant will donate 50 USD to DonorsChoose for every watch sold in the collection.
Another famous patron is Inés Sastre, who also worked for the brand in designing their World Heart Federation watches. The Spanish model and actress has also been spotted wearing various Ladies Automatic Double Heart Beat watches on several occasions. Taiwanese actress and brand ambassador Shu Qi also wore different timepieces from this collection. In 2011, she worked with the brand in designing the limited edition Amour Heart Beat Ladies Automatic watches.
Grace & Simplicity in One Watch
Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic watches stay true to the company’s belief that not all luxury timepieces should be expensive. However, the design and quality shouldn’t be compromised for a luxury watch to be affordable. From the early steps of conceptualization to production and quality assurance, you’re guaranteed that these watches are the finest. For the perfect everyday watch that exudes grace and simplicity, Frederique Constant Ladies Automatic is the best choice.