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Frédérique Constant Junior - Why Wait to Give Him His First Luxury Watch

by Marco 24 February, 2010 View Comments

It is natural for fathers to want the best for their sons. When it comes to watches, a high-quality Swiss timepiece has often been too expensive to justify as a gift for a young man, even though many companies offer specifically suitable models. Traditionally, mid-size watches, which are smaller then the full, man sizes yet still considerably larger then woman's, have served the young market segment. But often these mid-size models are as expensive as their full-size counterparts. This probably explains why most young people's first high-end watch is handed down from their parents. If you are not quite ready to hand over your luxury watch however, Frédérique Constant revealed a new watch that targets young watch lovers and is priced accordingly to their tumultuous and dynamic lifestyles. A Frédérique Constant Junior is a good introduction to luxury watches for any young watch lover and, thanks to high quality Swiss manufacturing, will last for future generations as well.


The stainless steel case is 38mm in diameter, which is just below what you would expect from a modern watch for men. While the watch is intended for "young gentlemen 12-16 years of age," I see grown men wearing watches this size often. Other grown-up features of the Junior include a sapphire crystal and Frédérique Constant's automatic-winding FC 303 calibre movement. The movement's balance wheel and rotor are visible through a sapphire window on the back of the case. This mechanism is indeed a serious machine, based on ETA's infamous, 25-jewel 2824-2.

The style of the watch is classic and based on the sporty look of the race-oriented Healy Automatic. Photo-luminescent paint is applied to the hands and numerical hour markers. The leather strap is hand stitched and is black to match the black dial or light brown with the white dial. The style is simple and does not boast the true luxury of the watch. Thanks to its timeless style and superior quality, an FC Junior will surely be around for the next generation to enjoy.

The Frédérique Constant Junior is conceived to be an important, and meaningful gift for a young man. It can commemorate a milestone or carry a symbolic message with a personalized engraving on its case back, and high-end Swiss manufacturing assure that it will be enjoyed for many years.

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