Frédérique Constant's meteoric rise
A brief but productive company history
Redefining luxury, Swiss watch brand Frédérique Constant has become extremely successful over a comparatively short space of time, making an enviable name for itself in the highly competitive luxury watch market. This family owned company was launched in 1988, when founders Aletta Bax and Peter Constant Stas decided to manufacture high quality watches at a more affordable price. The brand name weaves together the first names of Bax and Constant's grandparents, Frédérique Schreiner and Constant Stas, who were making dials for clocks as far back as 1904.
Frédérique Constant launched its first collection at a watch fair in 1992 and was instantly popular. Since then, it has grown rapidly, drawing inspiration from working with innovative partner companies that share its fresh outlook. Its current headquarters are in the Geneva suburb of Plan-les-Ouates, right in the heart of the Swiss watch industry.