In Basel this year everybody focused on the various smart watch releases that some of the neat releases by Frederic Constant went unnoticed.

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Slimline Manufacture Moonphase 38mm
FC listened to some of us who tried on the 42mm slimline moonphase last year and thought it wore a little too big due to its minimal height. I think with release of 38mm, FC resolved that issue (for some of us with slimmer wrists) as well introduced it as a woman’s watch in three variations. All of men’s 38mm are priced south of $4k.

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Worldtimer Manufacture
The blue dial released recently with the manufacture movement is stunning. The 42mm case wears slightly smaller. The lumed dots and lumed hands are a nice touch for reading on the plane. It has a bi-color ring for day/night indication and manufacture movement. The navy/dark blue alligator strap compliments this watch very well. Pricing is right around $4k.

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Couple of points regarding the smart watch – the watch battery lasts approximately 2.5 years and if there are any future chip upgrade, the owners can send in their watch to their service center and for about $100, get the new generation chip. The single push-button time sync was neat for all the travelers.

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