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    Re: FC Maxime Manufacture Silicium LE

    Beautiful watch - probably one of the best I've ever seen.
    It combines luxury, classicism and simplicity in a certain way that makes it perfect.

    Thank you very much for sharing these gorgeous pictures.
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    Very nice photos indeed.

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    i need to know my watch is alive. when i look at my sleeping child i like to see him breathing.

    Quote Originally Posted by rlarsen462 View Post
    I was hesitant about the lack of a seconds hand originally too, but frankly after owning the watch I prefer it without the seconds hand as it is a dress watch. Somehow seems more elegant to me.

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    Re: FC Maxime Manufacture Silicium LE

    Gorgeous. The back is beautiful as well.Is it has AR coating?Double??

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    Re: FC Maxime Manufacture Silicium LE

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterStas View Post
    Here is the links of the versions with Center Second:
    Frederique Constant Classics Manufacture
    Hello All, and Hello to Peter Staas,

    I just purchased the FC-710 Classics Manufacture with the gold finish. It is an awesome watch. I wrote a review of it for Amazon. I have inserted it below. So far the watch is doing well, but the accuracy variation is interesting. By the end of the first day, it had gained 3 seconds. Overnight (and I wore it in bed), it lost 18 seconds, putting it now about 15 seconds slow. Any idea why this would occur?

    In any event, the watch is accurate enough that it does not bother me. I will try to send some photos soon.

    REVIEW:

    First, the appearance, fit and finish of this watch are all excellent, on a par with very high-end Swiss watches that go for many thousands of dollars. The rose gold finish might not be for everyone, and if so, the watch also comes in stainless steel. But I have several SS watches and enjoy the gold color, especially with the brown leather strap. The dial is finished in several classic patterns, all beautifully done, including of course the roman numerals; they are not too large nor too small. The time is very easily readable. The patterns and roman numerals also give the watch a very classic feel, but with a contemporary element as well. The date sub-dial at 6 o'clock also adds to the watch and is also readable.

    The overall heft of the watch is excellent. Very solid and substantial feel but not at all clunky or heavy.

    The back of the watch is equally impressive, with a large skeleton window showing the movement, and blued screws. Various markings around the edges identify the brand, model number, swiss made, 5ATM and "manufacture" (see below). The case back is a screw on version, all beautifully rendered.

    The movement itself is a variation of Constant's FC-700 "in-house" movement, meaning that it is designed and manufactured by FC, and not ETA or other "off-the-shelf" Swiss movements. The use of such a "in-house" movement is the mark of a very high-end watch maker, such as Patek Philippe, Jaeger LaCoultre, Rolex, and others. Watches with such movements usually start at $5K and go up very high from there. No other Swiss-originated, Swiss-made, luxury watch maker produces such a movement at FC's price for this watch. Really amazing.


    The size (42mm) is very good for my large wrist. It is about as large as I will go.

    I have only owned the watch for less than a day, but thus far it is (of course) running well and keeping superb time, gaining two seconds. I'll see how it does over a longer stretch, but I doubt it will gain or lose many seconds per day.


    All in all, a superb watch, most suitable for dress occasions. But I am not a big fan of sport or pilot-style watches and so intend to wear this excellent timepiece as both a dress and everyday watch, alternating with my other watches.

    By the way, the photo of this watch on the Amazon site is awful. It does not give you a good sense of its first-rate appearance and finish. If you want to see better photos of it, go to a watch blog called Hodinkee and search for "Frederique Constant".

    Last point. FC is not a readily known watch brand, especially in the U.S. It is owned by a Dutch couple and has only been in existence for a few decades. But it is well known and much admired among luxury watch enthusiasts, even the "Watch Snob" on the Askmen website. If you desire a high-end, high-quality, beautifully finished watch with an in-house movement, and don't want to pay an astronomical price, check out this watch.

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    This thread made me want to pick up this model which I recently obtained. For the price range, it really has no competition. Name:  IMG_3324_zpsd9e4e172.jpg
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    Re: FC Maxime Manufacture Silicium LE

    So beautiful... I'm very envious.


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    Re: FC Maxime Manufacture Silicium LE

    The aesthetics of this model is outstanding, I think, the guilloche treatment of the dial in steel gray, with the stainless steel case and a dark blue alligator band. Is this style offered to us ladies ?

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    Re: FC Maxime Manufacture Silicium LE

    Yes. FC-700MPWD3M6. Came with galuchat and satin straps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montre-Moi View Post
    The aesthetics of this model is outstanding, I think, the guilloche treatment of the dial in steel gray, with the stainless steel case and a dark blue alligator band. Is this style offered to us ladies ?
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