Few brands punch above their weight as well as Frederique Constant does. The Swiss label manages to produce a truly timeless look with in-house movements for far less than most comparable brand, especially with its Classics line. The same line that spawned the breathtaking Classic Moonphase has now grown in a new, popular direction with this: the Classic GMT Automatic.
Like most Frederique Constant pieces, this new addition looks to be a greatest hits album of classical design cues. The case is a simple three-piece affair, with a rounded bezel atop a slim mid-case with perfectly proportioned tapered lugs. From the side, the case walls gently curve outward, giving it a luxe, cushy feel and keeping things from feeling too angular. Around back, the sapphire display back offers a glimpse into the in-house-modified FC-350 caliber.