Swiss Watch Company Frédérique Constant Wins “Watch of the Year 2005”

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Frédérique Constant, a company specializing in Swiss watches, has won the �Watch of the Year 2005� in the class up to � 3000. The title was given to Frédérique Constant for its �Heart Beat Manufacture Caliber FC-910."

Frédérique Constant, a company specializing in Swiss watches, has won Horloges Magazine's “Watch of the Year 2005” in the class up to € 3000. The title was given to Frédérique Constant for its “Heart Beat Manufacture Caliber FC-910.” The prize-winners were announced during the magazine's annual “Horloge Gala” which was held at the prestigious “Huis ter Duin” Hotel in Noordwijk, situated on the Dutch coast.

The award was presented to Frédérique Constant by jurymember Mr. Ron Wooter (Director of the International Clock and Watch Department of Sotheby's in Amsterdam). On behalf of the jury he explained the choice for Frédérique Constant in winning the award. “The excellent price/quality ratio together with its appealing design is a superb combination. In addition, Frédérique Constant has completely designed and produced this movement making it a true Manufacture movement and Swiss watch,” he said.

The prize was handed to Mr. Peter Constant Stas, founder and owner of Frédérique Constant and Mr. Ralph Simons, representing Paul Simons Watches & Design and distributor for Frédérique Constant in the Netherlands.

Mr. Peter Stas was delighted about winning this award: “It is a true honour and a pleasure to recieve this award. It is a great reward for the two and half years we worked passionately on developing this caliber," he said.

The Heart Beat Manufacture Caliber was developed by Frédérique Constant together with a team of eight specialists from the École d'Horlogerie de Genève, École d'Ingenieurs de Genève and the Horloge Vakschool Zadkine in Rotterdam. For the production aspect, a team of 14 specialists was carefully selected.

Recently Frédérique Constant has introduced new varieties of the FC-910 caliber. In Basel, Frédérique Constant introduced its “Heart Beat Manufacture Moonphase Date” with FC-915 caliber and its “Ladies Heart Beat Manufacture” with FC-910 caliber. New models of these swiss watches are currently in development.

Mr. Stas closed his acceptance speech with words of gratitude: "I wish to thank all employees of Frédérique Constant Genève and the staff of Paul Simons Watches & Design for their tremendous efforts over the last couple of years. Concerning this evening, I wish to express many thanks to the “Horloges Magazine” for organizing this impressive event. Finally I wish to invite all of you to the opening ceremony of our new building, currently being constructed in Plan-Les-Ouates, Geneva."

For more information about Frédérique Constant swiss watches, including the award-winning “Heart Beat Manufacture Caliber FC-910,” visit http://www.frederique-constant.com.

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Jan-Douwe Gaastra, Communication Manager

Frédérique Constant S.A.

Tel: +41-22-860-0440

Fax: +41-22-860-0464

http://www.frederique-constant.com/press (username & password required)

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