Peter C. Stas and Aletta Stas-Bax developed an initial idea, whose time would come in 1988. While on a skiing holiday in the Swiss Alps, they noticed a wristwatch in a shop window that they couldn't forget. Their intellectual discussion about this model rapidly grew into a full-blown passion for timepieces worn on the wrist.
It reached the point where the couple had no choice but to sacrifice their promising careers in multinational companies on the altar of their own watch business.
In 1991 they began working on the design and development of their first prototype Slimline watch. In 1992, they presented their horological offering at the Hong Kong trade fair and a Japanese buyer placed an order for no less than 350 watches. Their mission remained the same since the beginning: let more people enjoy luxury, and this is what they have done.
Today Frederique Constant has developed 27 in-house calibers and is rapidly growing its production capacities. "There is nothing in the world so powerful as an idea whose time has come," was the conviction stated by Victor Marie Hugo in 1885.