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Thursday, September 14 2017 - 00:09
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The Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture Launch: A Night Looking at the Stars
NICE, France, Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

     Frederique Constant presented its latest Ladies' timepiece at the stunning 
Azur Coast Observatory.

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    This unique event took place at the Observatory of Nice located atop 
Mont-Gros. The historic site of the Azur Coast Observatory is considered a 
remarkable historical, cultural and scientific landmark.

    The guests gathered at the Observatory's Grand Meridien, a beautiful 
courtyard overlooking the Baie des Anges, for a Welcome Cocktail hosted by 
Frederique Constant's founders, Peter and Aletta Stas.

    As the night grew darker, guests were invited to join the Grande Coupole 
where Peter Stas welcomed Mr. Jean-Pierre Rivet to the stage, who introduced 
the great history of the Observatory as well the very interesting co-relation 
between Watchmaking and Astronomy. After introducing the architectural marvel 
that is the Observatory as well as its historical significance to the 
scientific field, he moved on to present the astonishing relation between time 
and stars by explaining the complex inner workings of the curious "Antikythera 
mechanism", a horological device manufactured in one century B.C, to reproduce 
the Sun and Moon cycles. He said "Understanding the perfection and beauty of 
celestial mechanics would be hopeless without the diligent quest of watchmakers 
for perfect and beautiful timepieces. Two millennia later, this desire is still 
current and high-modern watches often incorporate complications to reproduce 
the Moon phase cycle", such as the beautiful yet intricate Slimline Moonphase 
Stars Manufacture.

    Following this interesting scientific introduction, the time had come for 
the unveiling of Frederique Constant's latest Baselworld novelty: The Slimline 
Moonphase Stars Manufacture. Aletta Stas took the stage and presented the 
elaborated details of the timepiece.

    Designed by Aletta Stas, co-founder of Frederique Constant, the Slimline 
Moonphase Manufacture Stars is an elegant fusion of femininity and artisanship 
resulting in a graceful Lady's timepiece.

    After the reveal of the Slimline Moonphase Stars Manufacture, guests 
gathered once again in the Grand Meridien for a lavish Cocktail Dinner under 
the stars. In the gardens, guests were able to admire an extensive exhibition 
of astronomic instruments linked to watchmaking, telescopes were set up by the 
Amateur Astronomy Club to show Saturn all the while, a DJ played lounge music 
in the background. The evening ended with great enthusiasm while stars guided 
guests home.

    For further Press & Public Relation inquiries:

    Contact: Mrs Marina Coelho
             PR Manager
             mcoelho@frederique-constant.com
             +41-22-860-04-40

    Source: Frederique Constant
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