The company was founded in 1988 by Aletta Francoise Frédérique Stas-Bax and Peter Constant Stas. In 2001, Frederique Constant began the development of its first watch movement in co-operation with the École d’Horlogerie de Genève.The company’s “Heart Beat Manufacture” won the “Watch of the Year” Award of Horloges Magazine in the category up to €3000 in 2005.Frederique Constant grew into one of the larger Swiss watch manufacturers. In 2011, production reached over 120,000 watches ,in more that 100 countries around the globe.