BaselWorld 2018 Press Release: Frédérique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

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    BaselWorld 2018 Press Release: Frédérique Constant Hybrid Manufacture


    Frédérique Constant
    Hybrid Manufacture

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    The Hybrid Manufacture combines Swiss-made fine mechanical watchmaking with smartwatch functionality in a single watch. The movement is manufactured and the electronic parts are also in-house developed, produced and assembled. Functions include hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as smartwatch functions, including activity tracking, sleep monitoring, battery life indicator, worldtimer and dynamic coach. In order to overcome the negative magnetic effects between the two technologies integrated into one case, Frederique Constant developed and patented a unique anti-magnetic shield case within the case. The movement also features something called calibre analytics, which measures the rate, amplitude and beat error of the mechanical calibre. It comes in a box that also serves as a rotator and charger, powering two technologies at once. It can also be charged outside the box with a USB cable.


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    Hybrid Manufacture automatic calibre FC-750, 28,800 vib/h (4 Hz), 42-hour power reserve. Smartphone functions, patented gearbox protected by anti-magnetic shield, Bluetooth antenna, accelerometer (tracks sleep), calibre analytics module, rechargeable 3V battery, printed circuit board including the IC (integrated circuit)

    Functions

    Hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as smartwatch functions, including activity tracking, sleep monitoring, worldtimer, dynamic coach, calibre analytics and battery life indicator

    Case

    Polished stainless steel or rose gold plated, 42 mm, convex sapphire crystal, see-through caseback, water-resistant to 50 metres (5 bar/165 ft)

    Dial

    Silver-coloured dial with guilloché decoration and black printed indexes, hand-polished black hands, date counter at 6 o’clock, connected counter at 12 o’clock. Dial available in navy and dark grey

    Bracelet/strap

    Black alligator with folding clasp. Straps available in dark brown and dark grey according to the version





    Frédérique Constant SA
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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Press Release: Frédérique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

    I still don't see this catching on at all. We shall see.
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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Press Release: Frédérique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

    Man what an uggo of a watch


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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Press Release: Frédérique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

    What's the point of this. The smart watch functions are kinda lame. I don't have a smart watch, personally I don't like them, but my friends that do wear one like the smart functions. Like emails notifications, GPS, news updates, phone calls etc. This watch doesn't do any of that kind of stuff, kinda lame really.

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    Re: BaselWorld 2018 Press Release: Frédérique Constant Hybrid Manufacture

    Ugh why can't they do better designs for "lower-end" models? Why does this have to look so hideous?

    If someone made a smart watch where the entire dial (or even better the entire crystal) was the display and regular watch hands over/under it, I would be *all* over it.

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