Passionate & contemporary……
The Frédérique Constant Ladies Automatic Collections have been designed by women for women. Classic and elegant, feminine and sophisticated, sexy in every detail, these fine mechanical timepieces have been developed with passion to reflect the values and aspirations of today’s women.
The watches come with finely decorated, diamond-set mother of pearl dials and a comfortable rounded case. They are adorned by cabochon-set crowns and offer the luxury of interchangeable alligator and satin straps. Iconic are the Frédérique Constant Double Heart Beat and Love Heart Beat Collections. With their signature apertures in the dial, they are instantly recognizable. At the same time, the aperture let’s you admire the ‘heartbeat’ of the mechanical movement under the dial. Thanks to this automatic movement, the Ladies Automatic Collection consists of feminine, contemporary timepieces with traditional technique inside.
Straps forms are an essential element in the success of the Ladies Automatic Collections. All wristwatches are offered with genuine alligator or satin straps in a range of colors or on metal bracelets. The texture and the quality of the various materials used are rigorously checked and tested by Frédérique Constant. Straps can be changed effortlessly due to an ingenious and patented Easy Release system. Some watches in the ladies collection are offered with more than one strap, enabling women to adjust their exclusive timepiece to a variety of wardrobes.
The Frédérique Constant Ladies Automatic Collections are presented in a refined gift box that may also be used as a luxurious yet practical travel case for your watch and jewelry.
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Frederique Constant’s slogan is “Live your passion”, and we do. Passion definitely shows through our craftsmanship, as well as our charitable donations. We create beautiful watches with precision design that are assembled by hand, allowing for a high quality timepiece each and every time. Perceived value is important, so we know that quality must be consistent in our work and is vital to our success. We are equally as passionate about charity, with $50 from each watch sold in our Double Heart Beat Collection donated to various charities. These charities include those related to the heart and children.
Frederique Constant focuses on heart related charities as it is in line with its signature, the Heart Beat. In 1994, Frederique Constant developed its first Heart Beat watch. The purpose of the Heart Beat development was to show the mechanical nature of these Frederique Constant watches. Heart Beat watches have an aperture at the position of the balance wheel to show that the movement of the watch is mechanical. Early in the 1990’s, automatic mechanical watches were slowly making their return to the market after the quartz crisis of the 1970-1980’s. Typically, the exterior of such mechanical watches looks similar to quartz watches except that the second hand moves continuously. On quartz watches, the second hand makes 60 steps per minute. At Frederique Constant, we considered it important to better show the difference between mechanical and quartz watches. In a mechanical watch, the balance wheel beats 28’800 times per hour. The balance wheel rotates clockwise and counter clockwise on its axes in a large ruby jewel. Its rotation is controlled by the hairspring, which constantly coils and uncoils, and can be seen through the open eye of the Heart Beat watches. The Heart Beat has become the signature of the Frederique Constant brand.
Heart related charities
2008 & 2011International Children’s Heart Foundation
Frédérique Constant donated two cheques in the value of US$ 50’000 (2008) and US$ 75’000 (2011) to the International Children’s Heart Foundation, a passionate organization that brings skills, technology and knowledge to diagnose and care for children with congenital heart disease to developing countries.
2009 Paint A Smile Foundation
In 2009, we lent our support by funding Paint a Smile’s bid to decorate the Beijing Children’s Cardiology Department and put smiles on the faces of children after heart surgery. Frédérique Constant joined hands with Miss ShuQi, the international movie star, to visit little patients in the Hospital and witnessed the newly decorated wards that were reworked passionately during two months by the Paint a Smile Foundation.
“The kids are strong and brave; every one of them is determined to live happily. Everyday their heart-touching smiles bring endless happiness and laughter to others. We really should learn from them.” shared by Miss ShuQi. The program not only blazed a trail for social activities of this type in China, but also created a more positive environment for young patients. The initiative was highly welcomed by the children and their parents.
2010 The Par Coeur Association
Frédérique Constant teamed up with Actress Eva Longoria for the prestigious Par Coeur Gala. The Par Coeur Association, a French foundation, seeks to bring attention to fiscally responsible charities that continuously make substantial differences in the lives of countless families and children worldwide, operates to create schools and educational programs for young girls in developing countries & enrich the lives of those with developmental challenges by creating environments in which they are free to interact, grow, learn, and love.
“We are committed to celebrate and support those passionate charitable organizations that go the extra mile to improve the lives of less fortunate people worldwide. Thus, Frédérique Constant and the Par Coeur Association form a perfect match.” said Frédérique Constant CEO Peter Stas.
2010 Shanghai Fudan University
In partnership with Shanghai Fudan University, Frédérique Constant launched the Scholarship to encourage students with full of passion on their studies. The scholarship will be used to support outstanding graduate who focus on pediatrics’ cardiology research from School of Basic Medicine Sciences and School of Pharmacy. The Fudan University Scholarship Committee is responsible for scholarship management and selection on each academic year. The awards ceremony is held in December every year.
2010 American Heart Association
In 2010, we awarded the American Heart Association with a US$50,000 check for their charitable efforts to prevent heart disease and stroke. We stated, “Driven by Passion since we started our company, Frédérique Constant is very honoured to award the American Heart Association and their passionate projects to save lives. We wish and hope that our donation will permit them to actualise their goal.”
2011 Hong Kong Children’s Heart Foundation
In 2011, we held a benefit for the Hong Kong Children’s Heart Foundation, with Chinese actress and Frédérique Constantbrand ambassador Miss ShuQi helping us drum popular support for the cause of children with congenital heart problems.With passion, we continue to provide support to heart and child related charities.
2012 The World Heart Federation
To heighten awareness on World Heart Day, Frédérique Constant marked the official announcement of its global partnership with The World Heart Federation in Los Angeles on 27th September, 2012.
Frédérique Constant will support a new multi-national survey conducted in Brazil, India, UK, and the USA through an unrestricted educational grant that revealed a general gap in heart-health knowledge. Ralph Simons shares, “The World Heart Federation is the apex of organizations leading the global fight against heart disease and stroke. It is an honor for us to align and contribute to the research of such internationally recognized doctors and survey teams.”
Frédérique Constant will continue to heighten and prolong awareness through 2013, further highlighting the focus of this year’s World Heart Day– the prevention of Cardiovascular Disease among women and children.
2013 The World Heart Federation
Frédérique Constant is delighted to announce that Inès Sastre, world-famous model, actress and UNICEF representative will be the company’s Female Charity Ambassador for the next two years. In particular, Inès will play a major role in Frédérique Constant’s support of the World Heart Federation (WHF). Frédérique Constant is proud to be supporting together with Inès the wonderful “Hearts of Children” campaign. The Swiss watch manufacturer will be launching beautiful “World Heart Federation” watches collection to support specifically this campaign.
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Inspirited by "Love" – Heart Beat Design
The next time you see someone wearing one of the beautiful Double Heart Beat Collection watches, remember that part of the cost for that watch went to help a patient.Somewhere out there is a child with a bad heart that could end a potentially eventful life and a future replete with possibilities.
Frédérique Constantfocuses on heart related charities as it is in line with its signature, the Heart Beat. Since the launch of its best-selling Ladies Automatic Double Heart Collection in 2008, Frédérique Constant has shown generous support towards heart-health organizations.
From the Ladies Automatic Double Heart Beat Collection, $50 from each watch sold in the world is donated to various charities. These charities, such International Children’s Heart Federation, American Heart Association, Par Coeur Eva Longoria, or The World Heart Federation include all those related to the heart and children.
Frédérique Constant hopes to make a difference in the lives of many by soliciting their support to extend the same affection they have for the brand, towards charities and causes we are associated with.
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