Geneva, August, 2014 – Swiss watch manufacturer Frederique Constant Geneve announced record first half year results with 26% growth compared to 2013.
“We are proud to have realized our best first half year ever, and it clearly proves that our product proposition – Accessible Luxury – continues to have great potential. The initial concept behind the brand was to create Swiss Made, high quality and innovative watches at sensible prices To let more people enjoy luxury. Still today, it is this mission that drives our passion. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our worldwide partners for their continuous support to Frederique Constant”, says Peter Stas, Founder and CEO of Frederique Constant.
“We have seen a significant increase in activity across most of our regions in 2014. With our Accessible Luxury positioning, we have been gaining market share in the US$ 1,000 to 5,000 segment. Frederique Constant grew strongly in Japan, South Korea, Australia United States and Canada, which is expected to continue in the second half of 2014.” Peter Stas said.
This year, Frederique Constant celebrates its 10th anniversary of its in-house handcrafted movements. Since 2004, Frederique Constant is delivering timepieces with manufacture movements that are in-house developed, in-house manufactured and in-house assembled. The company developed 15 in-house handcrafted calibers, including the last 2014 creation: the Heart Beat Manufacture FC-945 with Silicium Escapement Wheel, Silicium Anker and Silicium Plateau for improved accuracy and reliability.
Frederique Constant Heart Beat Manufacture FC-945MC4H9 with Silicium Escapement Wheel, Silicium Anker and Silicium Plateau. Limited Edition 888 pieces.
“In view of a good start in 2014 and our intensive programs of merchandising, training and promotional activities, as well as new product launches, sales growth is expected to be strong for the year as a whole. Over the past 25 years, Frederique Constant has experienced annual growth rates of 15-25%. This year, Swiss watch exports will realistically rise in the single digits, and we will outperform the market,” Peter Stas said.
About Frederique Constant
Frederique Constant is an independent family owned watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva. The company is involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design to final assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant watches are defined by their high quality, differentiation and precision in design and manufacture. Frederique Constant has a passion for design of beautiful watches. Their perceived value — through quality of design, materials, and manufacture — is a key component of its success. Each watch is assembled by hand and extensively controlled with latest equipment to ensure maximum quality and durability. The company innovates to offer creativity and exceptional value. Its 3200 square meters facility in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva is ultra modern and offers the best environment for its passionate watchmakers. Production has exceeded 138’000 timepieces in 2013 and watches are sold in over 2’800 POS around the world. More information at http://www.frederique-constant.com