Frederique Constant Launches World’s First 3.0 Watch: New Hybrid Manufacture Novelty 2018
Innovation is one of Frederique Constant’s important Brand Values since 1988. The brand has been continuously innovating new and unique timepiece. Every year, Frederique Constant continues to add movements to its in-house collection; and this year is no exception. Keeping classical watchmaking principles in mind, Frederique Constant has launched innovative and new Hybrid Manufacture that combines Swiss Made fine Mechanical watchmaking with Smartwatch functionality to their collection.
Revolution in Swiss Watch Industry, Frederique Constant combines three unique technologies ever in Swiss watchmaking. Hence the 3.0, the Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture combines:
2) SMART WATCH FUNCTIONS
3) CALIBER ANALYTICS.
“We were the first Swiss Watch Manufacturer to introduce the Horological SmartWatch in 2015. Now, we are the first to combine a Manufacture Mechanical Caliber with Smartwatch functionality.” said Peter Stas
The Hybrid Manufacture FC-750 caliber is in-house developed, in-house produced and in-house assembled. The caliber is patented.The mechanical part of the FC-750 is an in-house automatic caliber with date, set by the crown at 3 o’clock.
- Automatic winding, 28’800 alt/h
- Functions: hours, minutes, central second’s hand, date counter at 6 o’clock
- 42h power reserve
The FC-750 Hybrid Manufacture caliber is a revolutionary new caliber combining mechanical and electronical components. The connection between the watch and the Hybrid Manufacture App is done by the pusher button located on the left side of the watch case.
2) SmartWatch Functions
Activity tracking: define your objective (# of steps per day) and track your step counting
Sleep Monitoring: was your sleep deep or light? Did you achieve your Sleep hours objective?
Worldtimer (2nd time zone + local 24h time)
3) Caliber Analytics
Inside the caliber, we integrated our proprietary Caliber Analytics functionality, an Algorithm to measure Rate, Amplitude and Beat error. Results are communicated to the Hybrid App via Bluetooth and can be seen in the form of graphs over time.
Once per day at 4.00am, the watch analyzes automatically (no requested action from the user) the health of the mechanical movement. Inside the caliber we analyze the oscillations of the movement with a sophisticated Algorithm. 3 measures are taken and reported: Rate, Amplitude and Beat error.
Rotator Charger Box
The Hybrid Manufacture is delivered into a luxurious wooden winder box offering: 1) a removable charger for the electronical Smartwatch functionality and 2) a winder rotating box that charges the barrel in the mechanical caliber.The removable charger can be taken out for traveling. By a simple USB cable, the Hybrid Manufacture watch can be charged anywhere out of its wooden winder box.
About Frederique Constant
Frederique Constant is a watch manufacturer based in Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland. The company is involved in all stages of watch production, from initial design, to final assembly and quality control. Frederique Constant develops, manufactures, and assembles in-house calibers, 24 different versions since 2004. In 2015 Frederique Constant introduced the first Swiss-made Horological Smartwatch, powered by MMT SwissConnect and entirely displayed with an analog dial, thereby creating an entirely new watch category in the Swiss watch industry. Frederique Constant watches are defined by their high quality and differentiation and precision in design and manufacturing. Their perceived value, through the quality of design, materials, and manufacture, is a key component of their success. Each watch is assembled by hand, with the latest equipment and extensive controls, to ensure maximum quality and durability. The company embraces innovation to offer creativity and exceptional value. Its 32,000 square foot facility in Geneva is ultra-modern and offers the best environment for its passionate watchmakers. www.frederiqueconstant.com
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