Frédérique Constant partners with seconde/seconde/

Adopting a witty, slightly crazy approach, Frédérique Constant unveils two limited editions of the Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture, created in partnership with seconde/seconde/.

The applied hour-markers of these two timepieces appear to be weirdly and unevenly dispatched. The script of the logo and the date indication appear to be hand-written. Even the moonphase disk’s moon and stars look uneven and drawn by hand. For seconde/seconde/ though, it makes perfect sense: to highlight the handcrafted aspect by incorporating a bit of human error and uneven typography that could only have been drawn by hand, while the elements themselves are perfectly executed and embellished by hand.

Somewhere between a commentator, comedian, horological hacker and even a guerrilla artist, Romaric André is better known to the world under his alias seconde/seconde/. In a short few years, he has become a fixture on many watch collectors’ radars. From editing vintage watches with playful elements to collaborating with brands, the artist has found in the watch industry a perfect and somewhat untapped playground for combining his two passions: satire and horology.

March 14, 2024