I am building a collection of unique complications. I know it sounds like the way you start a watch museum not a personal collection. I have a Tourbillion, Retrograde, a GMT, Moon Phase and a Spring Drive. I am looking to acquire a chronometer, a mechanical altimeter/barometer watch, a world timer, a minute repeater and my holy grail is a chain fusse.
I enjoy fun watches and conversation starters which is why I have a breathtaking Royal CasiOak which looks similar to an AP watch which costs $74,800.00 more than mine. I am a believer that fashion watches have a place in this world. Fashion brands have nothing to lose when taking a risk on a new shape or style. They can design outside the box unlike Rolex who changes the dial color or makes a left handed watch because they are afraid of failure. I just wish fashion brands wouldn't use junk movements and price them as if they hadn't.
Frederique Constant needs direction before it rebrands. They need to decide if they want to sell $20,000.00 Perpetual Calendars or $150.00 quartz swatches. I don't think they are solid enough to bridge that gauntlet.