The price of a watch is such a loaded topic that it’s sometimes difficult to make head or tails of. There are so many considerations, layers, factors, etc… that go into that price tag. From the region it was manufactured in to marketing and PR to provenance to simply the positioning of the brand in the market, it all effects the cost in the end. We’ve all seen watches with prices that are too good to be true that largely get ignored by the watch world as well as watches that clearly cost too much, yet have devout followings. As a website dedicated to affordable and accessible watches (which there is a difference between) we try to find watches that exemplify good qualities from build to design that have seemingly honest price tags (another loaded term).
The watch we are going to discuss today is expensive compared to much of what we discuss, yet remarkably well priced for what it is. It might not be “affordable”, but it’s accessible in that the price is not so stratospheric that it couldn’t be reached through saving, selling old watches, a bonus from a good year. And, it is in our opinion that this watch, the Frédérique Constant Slimline Moonphase Manufacture, is a watch worth saving for.