Tell us about yourself (your age, likes, dislikes, length of time in the watch industry?
I’m 54 years old, I have been in the watchmaking industry for more than 30 years.
I’m quite fond of technology and enjoy keeping up with the latest techy inventions which I work on bringing into the world of watchmaking with innovations like our Horological Smartwatch.
Tell us about your company , Frederique Constant
Frederique Constant is a watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland. The company is involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design, to final assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant develops, manufactures, and assembles in-house calibers, 24 different versions since 2004. In 2015 Frederique Constant introduced the first Swiss made Horological Smartwatch, powered by MMT SwissConnect and entirely displayed with an analog dial, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry. Frederique Constant watches are defined by their high quality and differentiation and precision in design and manufacturing. Their perceived value, through quality of design, materials, and manufacture, is a key component of their success. Each watch is assembled by hand, with the latest equipment and extensive controls, to ensure maximum quality and durability. The company embraces innovation to offer creativity and exceptional value. Its 32,000 square foot facility in Geneva is ultra-modern and offers the best environment for its passionate watchmakers.
For how many years have you been in the watch industry and for how many years have you been running your company?
Frederique Constant is celebrating 30 years next year. It’s fantastic to realize how many incredible achievements we were able to accomplish in such a short period of time. Starting with establishing our Accessible Luxury philosophy, which is now a global concept. Also in terms of technical prowess, we were able to bring innovation to the forefront with movements such as our Heartbeat, or timepieces like our perpetual calendar for u nder 8’000 EUR, or our Horological Smartwatch combining the best of two industries resulting in a traditional looking watch with smart capabilities. In addition, this year we introduced our Flyback Chronograph Manufacture, which is considered one of the most complicated movements to create.
What car do you drive and why? (reason for this question is that cars and watches can be linked)
I drive a Tesla Model S. This car is very innovative, which I like. Innovation is one of the core values for our company. The Tesla is fast , connected and very well thought out. It is a pleasure to drive and operate via the large screen in the center console.
Tell us 5 things on your ‘bucket list’
Trip to Bora Bora
See my children graduate
Be blessed with grandchildren
Round the world sailing tour
Have Free Time