When you begin to think of Swiss watchmaking your mind wanders back hundreds of years to stalwarts of luxury watch manufacturing. But, what if we told you that one of the leading Swiss watchmakers of today was founded less than thirty years ago? With an immense pride in the production of finely-crafted pieces with consistently solid design, Frederique Constant has become a leading name in Swiss timepieces since being founded in 1988.
Established in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva by Dutch entrepreneur Peter Constant Stas and his wife Aletta Francoise Frederique Stas-Bax, the company derived its moniker from the names of the founder’s great grandparents. Neither Frederique Schreiner nor Constant Stas lived to see the founding of the company named in their honor, although the latter founded a company in 1904 that manufactured watch dials. How then, did a watchmaking company in existence for less than three decades become one of the largest Swiss timepiece manufacturers by 2017?