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To achieve all this and more, and to remain profitable while doing so, we recognize the need for the company to show the highest levels of efficiency at all times and at all levels of the business. As one of our core values, efficiency is vital to the success of Frédérique Constant. Every gear in the company is turned more efficiently when the work is focused yet fast, practical yet economical, flexible yet simple. Frédérique Constant has always been about being able to do more with less. When everyone works together in balance, the time flows as smoothly as any of our luxury watches. We believe in hard work and putting in the extra effort to get things done. We believe in operational excellence, and realize that there is always room for improvement in everything we do. This means that our work is never done.
If you’ve been at Frédérique Constant for some time, then one thing is clear: our company is growing. We grow because we take on new challenges, and we face even more new challenges because we’re growing. It’s an endless cycle, and it’s a good thing: it’s the only way for a company to survive. But it can also feel risky, stressful, and confusing at times. Sometimes, it may seem that new problems crop up as fast as we solve the old ones (sometimes faster!), but that just means that we’re moving — that we’re getting better and stronger. We must all learn not only to not fear change, but to also embrace it enthusiastically, and perhaps even more importantly, to encourage and drive it. We must always plan for and be prepared for constant change. We must never lose our sense of urgency in making improvements. Higher efficiency means using our passion and creativity to work smarter instead of only harder. Many companies find it difficult to merge creativity and efficiency—they can coexist, and they do so beautifully in our workshops. We are continually thinking of creative ways to become more efficient without sacrificing the quality that has become synonymous with the name Frédérique Constant.