Frederique Constant and Frederic Chopin: a special couple
On March 1, 1810, Frederic-Francois Chopin was born near Warsaw. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. The piano was his most beloved instrument from childhood and has remained so throughout his life.
Chopin is one of the most famous child geniuses of music. The musical talent of the young Chopin developed very early: he had his first piano lesson at the age of six. At the age of seven he already had 2 polonaises to his name, which were printed on paper in the workshop of father Cybulski. An article in a Warsaw newspaper made "Little Chopin" a real attraction at receptions in the local aristocratic salons. His concerts were eagerly attended. At the age of twelve he surpassed the level of his piano teacher, at the time a renowned pedagogue-musician.
We know Chopin best from mazurkas, nocturnes and walzes. He significantly enriched piano music. His 24 preludes are considered a milestone in classical music. Chopin would have turned 200 years old in 2010. To celebrate this, Poland has renamed 2010 "the year of Fryderyk Chopin". Hundreds of events took place not only in Poland, but all over the world: concerts, exhibitions, festivals, congresses and so on. It's all about the 200th birthday of this Polish genius.
Frederique Constant also did his bit to honor the child prodigy. In 2010 they released a Limited Edition “Frederic Chopin 2010” watch. A watch that reveals the timeless elegance and understated power of Chopin's music. Limited edition of 1,810 pieces in rose, yellow gold and steel, with the lines of piano keys incorporated into the dial, suitably presented in a black miniature piano. These unique classic watches were sold out in no time. Brunott Jeweler managed to get hold of one more of these pearls. Are you a fan of Chopin or just a lover of classic watches, then be quick because before you know it, this unique piece will also be gone.
- Caliber: FC-303
- Alternations: 28,800 vph
- Jewels: 26
- Winding: Automatic
- Power Reserve: 38
- Dial: Silver, guilloché, roman numerals
- Features: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
- Materials: Yellow gold plated steel
- Glass: Convex Sapphire
- Crown: 2-O-Rings
- Water-Resistant: 6 ATM
- Diameter: 38mm
- Height: 10.0mm